Six track athletes earn All-America honors

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams combined to have six student-athletes earn All-America honors at the 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships March 13-14 in Terre Haute, Ind.

The men finished tied for 32nd out of 73 teams with six points, and the women tied for 54th out of 68 with two points.

Sophomore Ben Harmon had the highest overall finish for either team, placing third in the pentathlon.

Senior Danielle Wadlington earned an individual All-America honor for the fourth time in her WUSTL career. Wadlington placed eighth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.32 but qualified for the finals with a school-record time of 8.27 in the preliminaries March 13.

The women’s distance medley relay team also achieved All-America status, placing eighth with a time of 12:02.31. Sophomore Taryn Surtees, senior Erika Wade, junior Molly Schlamb and freshman Elizabeth Phillips comprised the relay squad.

Softball wins sixth straight tourney title

The softball team captured its sixth straight University Athletic Association Championship with a 4-0 victory over No. 6-ranked Emory University March 14 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Sophomore pitcher Claire Voris improved her record to 6-2 with a complete-game, three-hit shutout against Emory. Voris completed the eight-game tournament with a 5-1 record and a 0.19 earned run average with 46 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched.

Junior Megan Fieser hit .500 with a team-leading 13 hits and eight runs scored.

Baseball goes 3-3 at UAA tournament

The baseball team overcame a difficult start to the University Athletic Association Championship last week in Sanford, Fla., to finish the five-day tournament with a 3-3 record.

The Bears lost their first three games but ended with a three-game winning streak, including a doubleheader sweep of Brandeis University and the University of Rochester March 13.

WUSTL went on to even its conference record with a 5-3 win over Case Western Reserve in the finale March 14.

Tennis teams undefeated on trips

The No. 15 women’s tennis team finished its spring break trip to the West Coast with a 3-0 record. WUSTL picked up victories over Occidental College, California Lutheran University and No. 12 Bowdoin College.

The No. 2 ranked men’s tennis team also posted a perfect record during its trip. WUSTL picked up wins over No. 11 Bowdoin College, Pomona-Pitzer College and Azusa Pacific University.

Both teams host Emporia State Thursday, March 19, at the Tao Tennis Center with matches scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.