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The men’s and women’s track and field team had four student-athletes provisionally qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the Washington University Invitational March 28-29.
The women’s team won the meet and the men’s team placed fifth overall. For the women, seniors Morgen Leonard-Fleckman and Tyler Mulkin posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the pole vault (3.65 meters) and the 10,000-meter run (36:47.31), respectively. Freshman Ben Harmon won the decathlon event and freshman Scott Pettit’s second-place height in the pole vault, 4.70 meters, also met NCAA provisional standards.
Softball wins three at St. Louis Invitational
The 12th-ranked softball team posted a 3-0 record at the St. Louis Invitational March 29 at the WUSTL softball field.
The Bears opened with a 5-1 win over Maryville University, and then posted a 4-0 win over College of St. Scholastica and a 12-3 victory in five innings over Fontbonne University. Senior Kaylyn Eash, freshman Claire Voris and sophomore Megan Fieser each picked up victories on the mound. WUSTL (18-5) plays No. 25 Coe College on Friday at 10 a.m. and Grinnell College at 2 p.m. at the Hy-Vee Invitational Friday, April 4, in Grinnell, Iowa.
Watts is top tennis player in Division III
Sophomore John Watts, the No. 1 singles player in Division III, went 4-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles in the four matches during a three-day road trip to Texas.
Three of his four wins in singles were against opponents ranked in the top 10. The team posted a 3-1 record with wins over No. 8 Trinity University, Hardin-Simmons University and No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Head coach Roger Follmer picked up his 100th career win against Hardin-Simmons.
Williams shines in Baseball’s 3-1 week
Junior Brian Williams led the baseball team (9-7) to a 3-1 record in a pair of doubleheaders last week. Williams posted a 2-0 record on the mound, picking up two complete-game shutout victories. He allowed five hits and struck out four in the 2-0 win over Illinois College March 25.