In the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at St. Lawrence University, then-senior Lucy Cheadle’s third career individual national title headlined a historic day for the Washington University women’s track and field team. The Bears captured five top-three finishes on their way to a third-place finish at the meet, their highest in school history.
While the rest of the Washington University track-and-field team competed in the Greenville Select Meet last weekend, senior Lucy Cheadle traveled to sunny California to participate in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the highly competitive Stanford Invitational.
By the narrowest of margins, the 1,600-meter relay team delivered in dramatic fashion and won by less than a second over the University of Chicago to secure a one-point conference championship victory at the University Athletic Association Indoor Championships on Sunday in Chicago.
By winning six events, the Washington University track and field team showcased several strong performances on its way to a second-place finish for the women and a third-place finish for the men at the Engineer Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday.
In a field of talented runners and teams with national championship aspirations, Washington University was the only school to place both its men’s and women’s teams on the podium.
For the first time in school history, a runner from both the Washington University men’s and women’s cross-country teams took home individual regional titles.
For senior Lucy Cheadle of the Washington University women’s cross-country team, this calendar year has been one filled with an NCAA title, conference records and Division I aspirations as she nears her last cross-country race for the Red and Green.
With the fastest time in the meet’s history, Washington University senior Lucy Cheadle won the University Athletic Association Championship title while leading the No. 8 women’s team to the conference title on Saturday at Forest Park. For the fourth time in school history, the No. 13 men’s team also took home the UAA title, which is its fifth straight, alongside the women.
Senior Lucy Cheadle finished first overall against a field of over 550 runners to lead the No. 6 Washington University women’s cross country team to a seventh place finish at the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invite on Saturday. The No. 16 Wash. U. men’s team placed eighth in the invite, which featured over 40 schools and several top-ranked NCAA Division II and Division III teams.
Senior Lucy Cheadle placed first to lead the No. 19 Washington University women’s cross-country team to a first-place finish, while senior Andrew Padgett also claimed first place to lead the No. 11 men’s cross-country team to a second-place finish in the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invite on Saturday in Wheaton, Ill.
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