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“Training on the numbers”: How WashU track turned its women’s 400/800 program into a national powerhouse

During the 2024 indoor track season, times set by Kelley, Sarussi, and graduate student Danielle Schultz made the WashU trio three of the 15 fastest runners in the 800 in all of Division III. Their success is emblematic of over a decade of dominance by the WashU track & field team’s women’s 400/800 meter training group.

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Strong performance at WashU Invite wraps up first half of women’s golf season

Washington University women’s golf’s junior Sydney Kuo won the WashU Spring Invite by two strokes with a score of 145 (one stroke over par) across two rounds on April 6 and 7. Led by Kuo, the No. 11 Washington University women’s golf team finished second, recording a score of 610 (34 strokes over par) on the par 72 course.

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Track wins WashU Invite, notches 17 Top 15 finishes at Distance Carnival

Across both the Distance Carnival and WashU Invite, the women’s team notched 17 Top 10 performances in program history, and the men’s team notched four.

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Bear Breakdown: Track and field hosts Distance Carnival and Invite, baseball and softball begin conference play

Here’s everything you need to know about WashU athletics from the past week, March 25-31.

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Swim and dive earns 20 All-American honors as Alex McCormick wins individual national championship

For Washington University senior Alex McCormick, becoming a national champion was a dream four years in the making.

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Lichtenberger sets school record as men’s track and field competes at indoor nationals

The Washington University men’s track and field team competed at the 2024 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8 and 9. The team, which won the meet in 2022, had three athletes compete and finished tied for 43rd place with Benedictine University and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

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Women’s track and field finishes as runners-up at indoor nationals, Emma Kelley sets NCAA record

Led by Kelley’s performance, the Washington University women’s track and field team was crowned national runners-up for the second year in a row.

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No. 1 women’s track and field wins fifth straight UAA Indoor Championship, men’s team finishes fourth

WashU’s women’s track and field team won the UAA indoor track and field championship, their fifth consecutive conference title.

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No. 14 swim & dive team finishes middle of the pack at UAA Championships

Across four days from Feb. 14-17, the No. 14 ranked Washington University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams attempted to do exactly that, putting themselves to the test against elite competition in the 2024 UAA Championships. The women’s (1,162 points) and men’s (1,105 points) teams fell short of the UAA title, but placed fourth and fifth respectively, finishing in the middle of the talented eight-team conference.

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Athlete of the Week: Inside Kyle Puckett’s 100-mile-a-week track training

Washington University senior Kyle Puckett has run over 500 miles since the start of 2024. So far this season, the Houston native has already set three personal records (PR), including a 5,000 meter PR of 14:50.37 that he set at the Midwest ELITE Invitational on Feb. 10. Student Life sat down with Puckett to discuss his intense training regimen, passion for mechanical engineering, and plans for the future.

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