Track teams place second at Quad Meet

The men’s and women’s track and field teams came in second place out of five teams at the Washington University Quad Meet April 11.

Danielle Wadlington hurdled her way into provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the Quad Meet April 11.
Danielle Wadlington hurdled her way into provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the Quad Meet April 11.

Junior Danielle Wadlington turned in the best individual performance of the meet, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter hurdles. She placed second in the event with a time of 14.78.

The women’s team had a total of four student-athletes earn first-place finishes at Friday’s meet, while the men’s squad grabbed wins in the pole vault (Scott Pettit — 4.70 meters) and the long jump (Ben Harmon — 6.68 meters). Both teams compete at the University Athletic Association championships April 19-20 in Chicago.

Softball sweeps doubleheader

Senior Kaylyn Eash threw a perfect game and went 3-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBIs as the No. 19 softball team swept a doubleheader against Westminster College April 9 at the softball field.

Freshman pitcher Claire Voris had 10 strikeouts in the 5-0 victory in Game 1, and then Eash threw a perfect game in the Bears’ 13-0 win in five innings in Game 2, the seventh perfect game in school history. Voris improved to 13-3 on the mound.

Men’s tennis extends streak; Women win two

The No. 2 men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches with a pair of 9-0 victories over No. 25 Coe College and Rhodes College April 12.

WUSTL improved its overall record to 11-3 and to 4-0 at home this season — including winning 31 of its last 32 matches at home. Under seventh-year head coach Roger Follmer, the Bears are 57-6 (.905) when playing on home courts.

The No. 24 women’s tennis team defeated both No. 29 Coe College and Rhodes College, April 12. Against Coe, the Bears entered singles play trailing, 2-1, but won four of the six singles matches. The Bears swept doubles play against Rhodes in the nightcap on Saturday and went on to earn a 3-3 split in singles competition.

Baseball drops twinbill at DePauw

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The baseball team lost a pair of games at No. 14 DePauw University April 8. The Bears lost Game 1, 4-1, and fell in the second game, 7-2.

Junior Brian Williams held DePauw scoreless through the first five innings of play in Game 1 but gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth. WUSTL took at 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the second contest, but the Tigers scored a pair of runs in the second and third innings to go ahead, 4-1, and the Bears never regained the lead.

Edwards earns more coaching honors

Head men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards has been named The UPS Store/NABC Division III Coach of the Year.

Edwards was presented the award at the AT&T/NABC Guardians of the Game awards show April 6 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Edwards, who was also honored as the and Molten/DIII News National Coach of the Year, led Washington University to a school-record 25-6 overall mark and the school’s first-ever NCAA Division III National Championship in 2008.