Weekend Bear Sports

The Washington University men’s and women’s track and field teams placed second out of five teams at the Washington University Quad Meet on the Bushyhead Track in St. Louis, Mo., on Friday evening. Junior Danielle Wadlington turned in a NCAA outdoor championship provisional qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles, placing second in the event in a season-best 14.78.

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In addition to Wadlington’s NCAA mark, the Washington U. women’s team had four individuals record first-place finishes at Friday’s meet. Senior Morgen Leonard-Fleckman won the pole vault with a height of 11-feet-10-inches and junior Aubrey Edwards took the hammer throw, reaching a distance of 43.03 meters.

Junior Alli Alberts was the third Bear to place first in a field event, winning the javelin throw with a first-place toss of 35.31 meters. Rounding out the women’s individual winners was senior Angela Hartman, who took the 800-meter run in 2:21.09.

Two Washington University student-athletes grabbed first place finishes in field events for the men’s squad. Freshman Scott Pettit was the winner in the pole vault with a height of 4.70 meters, and freshman Ben Harmon had a leap of 6.68 meters in the long jump, good for event’s top placement.

Junior Nick Silverman came in second in the 5,000-meter run, completing the race in 15:54.58. Also turning in strong finishes for the WU men’s team was sophomore Keith England, who was the runner-up in the javelin with a toss of 52.00 meters, and freshman Chris Brennan, who placed third in the 800-mter run with a time of 2:01.93.

The Washington University men’s and women’s track and field squads will return to action on Saturday, April 19, when they begin competition at the 2008 University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championships. The two-day UAA Championship meet will be held on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.