Women’s track wins eighth straight title

The women’s track team outlasted the University of Chicago to capture its eighth straight University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championship April 20 in Chicago. The Bears finished the two-day meet with 259 points, while Chicago compiled 243.5 team points. The men’s team finished fourth out of seven teams at the meet.

Junior Zander Lehmann, who powered the team over Westminster last week, leads the Bears in RBIs with 20 through April 17.
Junior Zander Lehmann, who powered the team over Westminster last week, leads the Bears in RBIs with 20 through April 17.

Junior Danielle Wadlington was the star for the women’s squad, earning all-UAA honors in five events. She won the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles, placed second in the 200-meter dash and was third in the 100-meter dash. Wadlington also was a member of the first-place 400-meter relay team. Junior Tanner Coghill turned in the best individual performance for the men’s team, winning the 400-meter hurdles with an NCAA Outdoor Championship provisional qualifying time of 53.22.

Both teams return to action at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar Open Saturday, April 26.

Women’s tennis third at UAA Championships

The women’s tennis team came in third place at the 2008 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in St. Louis last weekend. The third-seeded Bears opened tournament play with a 5-3 win over New York April 18. WUSTL fell to No. 9 Carnegie Mellon University, 7-2, April 19 but bounced back to pick up a 6-3 win over No. 30 University of Chicago in third-place match April 20.

The Bears improved on their fifth-place finish at the 2007 UAA Championships and wait to hear Monday, April 28, whether they earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III Championships scheduled to begin May 2.

Men’s tennis defeats Maryville

The No. 2 men’s tennis team picked up its 12th win of the season in a 9-0 victory over Maryville University April 15 at the Tao Tennis Center. The Bears are 5-0 at home this season and have won 32 of their last 33 home matches. Under seventh-year head coach Roger Follmer, the Bears are 58-6 (.906) when playing on home courts.

Baseball splits pair of road games

The baseball team had a 1-1 week, winning at Westminster College, 12-4, April 16 but falling at No. 16 Illinois Wesleyan University, 13-2, April 17. Junior Zander Lehmann powered the WUSTL offense against Westminster, going

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3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and five RBIs. Sophomore Jeremy Rogoff picked up a win, lasting seven innings, allowing four runs and striking out a career-high 10 batters.

WUSTL athletics gets more recognition

WUSTL’s Department of Athletics is ranked No. 7 in the annual Hall of Fame Magazine Top 15 Collegiate Athletic Programs. The rankings are based on colleges and universities in NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA. The Bears won national championships in volleyball and men’s basketball in 2007-08 and picked up third-place finishes in women’s indoor track and field and women’s cross country.

In addition, WUSTL placed fifth in men’s soccer, sixth in women’s swimming and diving, ninth in women’s soccer, 13th in men’s swimming and diving and 17th in women’s basketball.

The Bears also are in first place in the 2007-08 United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Division III standings.