Men’s basketball unbeaten in UAA

The No. 2 men’s basketball team remained undefeated in conference play last weekend at home with a pair of victories over New York University (73-55) and Brandeis University (82-57).

With five University Athletic Association (UAA) games remaining, the Bears have a three-game lead over Carnegie Mellon University (16-4, 6-3 UAA) and the University of Rochester (15-5, 6-3 UAA).

WUSTL (19-1, 9-0 UAA) hits the road for its final trip of the regular season. The Bears face Emory University Friday, Feb. 13, in Atlanta and then play their last road game at Case Western Reserve University Sunday, Feb. 15, in Cleveland.

Women on five-game winning streak

The No. 16 women’s basketball team completed season sweeps of No. 14 New York University and No. 21 Brandeis University with home victories Feb. 6 and 8 at the WU Field House.

WUSTL topped New York, 68-47. The Bears were led by senior Jaimie McFarlin, who recorded her fifth double-double of the season with a season-high 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Bears defeated Brandeis, 71-56, behind a season-high 21 points from junior forward Janice Evans.

The pair of victories over ranked University Athletic Association (UAA) foes pushed the WUSTL winning streak to five games, and the Bears have won 12 of their past 13 overall. With an 8-1 record in the UAA, WUSTL is tied with the University of Rochester for first place.

The Bears (16-4, 8-1 UAA) return Friday, Feb. 13, at Emory University and then take on Case Western Reserve University, Sunday, Feb. 15.

Track teams post five NCAA marks

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams combined to post five NCAA Division III championship provisional marks at the Illinois Wesleyan University Bob Keck Invitational Feb. 6 and 7 in Bloomington, Ill.

The women’s team placed second out of 14 schools with 95 points while the men finished fourth out of 13 with 68 points.

Sophomore Ben Harmon won the men’s pentathlon with a qualifying score of 3,597 points, and senior Alli Alberts placed second in the women’s pentathlon with an NCAA provisional mark of 3,245.

Also posting individual qualifying standards was senior Danielle Wadlington in the triple jump (11.29 meters) and sophomore Taryn Surtees in the mile run (5:04.29).

The women’s distance medley relay team of freshman Erica Jackey, senior Erika Wade, junior Molly Schlamb and freshman Elizabeth Phillips eclipsed the NCAA qualifying time with a first-place finish in 11:58.03.

Both teams will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Monmouth College Invitational.