The WashU men’s and women’s track and field team took the 2023 UAA indoor titles home this past weekend. After a series of impressive performances, they earned the most points to cement their place as the Kings and Queens of UAA.
The Bears scored 35 points to share the national championship alongside the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Kelley has won eight straight track heats in races ranging from 400 to 800 meters.
Both the men and women finished outside the top 10, as the men came 16th and the women 59th.
The win allowed the Bears to continue building on a string of recent successes.
“I don’t think any athletes are being asked about what makes sense for us,” senior Julia Dannenbaum said. “It’s definitely disappointing.”
The men’s team’s performance raised them 14 spots in the rankings, from No. 25 to No. 11, while the women fell two spots, from No. 10 to No. 12
Student Life caught up with Walter to check in about her track season, goals and favorite ice cream.
Many Bears teams have found their stride as the weather starts to warm.
The Washington University track and field team had not competed in person in over a year before this weekend’s meet. But they made the best of it, winning the meet to get the season started after numerous pauses due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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