The Washington University indoor track and field teams took advantage of a final opportunity to qualify for the 2011 Division III NCAA Indoor Championships. The Bears set three new school records and two automatic qualifying times at the North Central College Last Chance Qualifier on Friday in Naperville, Ill.
Junior co-captain Liz Phillips set a provisional qualifying mark in the mile run, to go along with the Washington University track and field team’s five first-place finishes on Saturday at the Monmouth Fighting Scot Invitational.
Both the women’s distance medley relay and the men’s 4×400 meter relay posted new school records as the Washington University track and field squads finished in second place at the North Central College Cardinal Classic in Naperville, Ill., over the weekend. The women’s team of senior Molly Schlamb, sophomores Erica Jackey and Liz Phillips, and junior Sangeeta Hardy ran the event in 11:51.32.
Led by graduate student Pierre Hoppenot, senior Chris Malaya and sophomore Dan Davis, the Washington University men’s track and field team took second place at the Rose-Hulman Engineer Invitational this weekend in Terre Haute, Ind., while the women’s team finished third.
Senior Chris Malaya took first in the 400-meter dash and helped lead a 4×400 squad to a first place finish at the Illinois College Snowbird Open.
Competing for the second time of the indoor season, the men’s and women’s track and field teams each took second place at the Illinois College Snowbird Open.
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