The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams swept the University Athletic Association (UAA) outdoor championships April 25 and 26.
The women’s team won the UAA outdoor title for the 10th straight year, while the men won a team UAA title for the first time since they were the indoor champions in 2007. The Bears swept the conference outdoor titles for the first time since 2006.
The squads combined to produce 17 UAA champions (10 men’s events and seven women’s), 10 NCAA Division III outdoor championship provisional qualifying marks and two school records.
The men’s record came in the 4×100-meter relay, where the team of sophomore Tom Gulyas, junior Iby Umana, senior Todd Mowry and senior Pierre Hoppenot finished first with a time of 41.93. Senior Aubrey Edwards set a school record in the women’s hammer throw, where she finished third with a distance of 49.52 meters.
Men’s tennis fares well in Ojai tourney
Senior Charlie Cutler and junior John Watts made the most of WUSTL’s first-ever appearance in the prestigious 109th Ojai Tournament April 24-26.
Despite never teaming up together, Cutler and Watts advanced to the championship match before falling to No. 1 seed and No. 5-ranked Ilya Gendelman and Max Liberty-Point of the University of California, Santa-Cruz, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Watts and Cutler also had a nice showing in singles, with Watts losing in the championship match, while Cutler fell in the quarter-finals.
Softball splits doubleheader
The No. 20 softball team split a doubleheader April 25 against Missouri Baptist University at the WU Softball Field.
Sophomore Claire Voris tossed a two-hit shutout in an 8-0 win in five innings in Game 1, with junior Carter Malouf pounding a grand slam to left-center field to open the scoring. The team then saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end in a 4-2 loss in the nightcap.
Baseball remains in hunt for postseason
The baseball team posted a 3-1 record last week as it continues a late-season push to secure an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III championship.
The Bears began the week with a win in a wild game against Webster University April 20. WUSTL led Webster 15-3 in the seventh inning, but Webster scored 12 runs over the final three innings to erase its deficit. The Bears held on to win, 16-15.
WUSTL picked up a 13-7 win over Case Western Reserve Uni-versity April 25 and then won its third game of the week with an 8-1 decision over the University of Chicago April 26. The Bears (20-10) return home Thursday, April 30, for a doubleheader with Maryville University at 1 p.m.