After an excellent spring invitational season, Washington University’s track and tennis teams will turn their attention towards their conference championships.
Washington University sophomore Eka Jose became a track and field national champion after achieving a distance of 12.16m in the triple jump event at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Boston last month.
The No. 2 Washington University women’s track and field team and No. 10 men’s team lived up to their national billing, each finishing first out of 12 schools at Saturday’s Greenville Select.
The Washington University outdoor track and field teams battled at the Billiken Invitational this weekend, with the women finishing first over host Saint Louis University and the men finishing second to SLU.
The Washington University track and field teams dominated at the Wash. U. Invitational this weekend, featuring numerous first place finishers and sweeping the team competitions in commanding fashion. The women’s team accumulated 239 points over the 18 events, more than doubling second place Wartburg College’s 103, while the men’s team was the only one to crack triple digits, scoring 186 points across the invitational’s 18 events.
Over spring break, the Washington University women’s track and field team placed second at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championship. They were narrowly edged out of first place after Williams College surged ahead on the final day of competition. The men’s track and field team placed fifth.
The end of February is always a hectic time for Washington University sports, as winter sports head into the business end of their seasons and spring sports begin to ramp things up. Track and field, men’s and women’s tennis and baseball were all in action. Here’s how the Bears fared in their travels.
The team had a successful showing at Saturday’s Titan First Chance meet in Bloomington, Ill., heading into winter break on a high note. Event organizers did not calculate team scores on Saturday, but the Bears did rack up four first place finishes and a number of personal records.
Each spring, various Wash. U. teams travel thousands of miles, flying to preseason warm ups, tournaments against high-ranking opposition and even national championships.
It’s been a busy spring for Washington University athletics. But, for the most part, scheduled spring games are over, and Wash. U. athletes, just like the rest of us, are now strapping in for the push through finals week, all the while preparing for playoff matches on the other side of their exams.
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