The top 10 Washington University sports moments of 2018

The Bears said goodbye and said hello; revisited the past and confronted the present; and experienced heartbreaking losses and thrilling victories. Without further ado, here are Student Life’s top 10 sports moments of 2018.

| Senior Sports Editor

Champs at last: Paige Lawler stars as women’s cross-country wins second national title

The women defeated two-time defending champion Johns Hopkins by a single point to capture the second NCAA championship in program history. Junior Paige Lawler, graduate student Wayne, junior Sophie Watterson, senior Lisa Gorham and senior Molly Shepherd composed the group that brought the title back to Wash. U.

| Senior Sports Editor

Fall heat wave: Sports staff’s hottest pre-season predictions

Before the season starts, expectations can run wild. We asked our staff for the hottest takes they had about this season of fall sports at Washington University. These are their responses

Sports Staff

Women’s cross country finishes 1st at Oshkosh, men 6th

In a competitive field of 46 teams, including 12 ranked in last week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, the Washington University women’s cross country team took the title at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh AAE Invitational Pre-National race on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Wash. U. men finished sixth in their field of 45.

| Staff Reporter

Early-meet success bodes well for cross-country postseason

Amidst sweltering heat and muddy fields, the Washington University men’s and women’s cross country team continue to stride towards national competition. Fresh off a pair of fourth-place team finishes at last year’s NCAA national meet, the Bears’ sights are firmly set on running in the championships.

| Senior Sports Editor