School records fall at meet at SIUE

A pair of women’s track and field records were broken at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Twilight Meet in Edwardsville, Ill., April 26.

Senior Morgen Leonard-Fleckman won the pole vault at the 20-team meet, clearing an NCAA provisional and school-record breaking height of 3.75 meters. She broke her own school record of 3.72 meters, set in 2006.

Senior Kaylyn Eash seems to do it all for the Bears, pitching and contributing with her bat as well. Through April 26, she had a team-leading nine home runs and 24 RBIs.
Senior Kaylyn Eash seems to do it all for the Bears, pitching and contributing with her bat as well. Through April 26, she had a team-leading nine home runs and 24 RBIs.

Junior Danielle Wadlington finished third in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with an NCAA provisional time of 1:02.52. Wadlington’s time broke Hallie Hutchen’s school record of 1:02.75, set in 2003.

The women placed fourth out of 20 teams at the meet, while the men’s team came in 10th among 16 schools. Both teams return to action Saturday, May 3, at the Butler Twilight in Indianapolis.

Men’s tennis second at UAA Championship

The No. 2 men’s tennis team fell to No. 7 Emory University, 6-2, in the University Athletic Association Championship match April 28 in Atlanta.

Emory (15-6) has won 19 straight conference championships and 20 of the past 21.

WUSTL lost all three doubles matches, and Danny Levy and Chris Hoeland prevailed in singles play.

The Bears defeated the University of Rochester (9-0) in the first round and No. 21 Chicago in the semifinal.

Baseball posts 3-1 record on road trip

The baseball team went 3-1 during a four-game road trip to Cleveland over the weekend. The Bears played doubleheaders April 26-27 with the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University. WUSTL swept the first day, beating Chicago, 7-1, and Case Western Reserve, 12-1. The second day saw a split with WUSTL beating Chicago, 8-2, in the first game but losing to Case Western, 8-7, in the second game.

Dominating pitching performances aided the Bears in their three wins. Junior Brian Williams picked up a complete-game win against Chicago April 26, allowing just one run, five hits and compiling five strikeouts.

Against Case Western Reserve that same day, sophomore starter Jeremy Rogoff lasted five innings, striking out a career-best 14 batters while relinquishing just four hits and zero runs.

Junior Andy Webb went the distance on the mound against Chicago April 27, giving up two unearned runs.

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Junior Zander Lehmann led the offense over the weekend. The right fielder hit .462 with six RBIs, two doubles, a triple and five runs scored.

Softball goes 1-3 on the road

The No. 14 softball team posted a 1-3 record on the road last week. After getting swept at Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis April 24, WUSTL responded by splitting doubleheader games with Maryville University and Webster University.

Senior Kaylyn Eash was 3-for-4 with three home runs and seven RBIs as the No. 14 softball team overcame an 8-3 deficit for a 16-8 win against Webster April 27.

Eash, who tied the single-game school record with the three home runs, also pitched 4.1 innings of relief, picking up the win. She allowed four hits and zero earned runs en route to her fourth win of the season.