Sports Update Week of April 12

Golf scramble June 14

The Department of Athletics will host its 18th Annual W Club Golf Scramble fundraiser Monday, June 14, at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin, Mo.

Entry fee is $325 per golfer, which includes greens fees, golf cart, driving range, lunch, cocktails, dinner and awards. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the proceeds benefiting WUSTL’s student-athlete programs.

For more information, contact Joe Worlund at (314) 935-5247 or e-mail at

WU Select meet: Men first, women third

The men’s track and field team placed first while the women’s team came in third at the Washington University Select Meet April 10 at Bushyhead Track.

While the men’s team had the higher team finish on Saturday, the women’s squad had four student-athletes meet NCAA Division III outdoor championship provisional qualifying standards, with three of those marks coming in the 1,500.

Sophomore Liz Phillips won the 1,500 with a school-record breaking time of 4:33.08, which currently stands as the fourth-best Division III time run this season. Senior Molly Schlamb finished third in the 1,500, with a time of 4:35.01. Her mark also was an NCAA provisional time and would have eclipsed the old school record of 4:35.22, if not for Phillips. Junior Sangeeta Hardy was the third WU runner to meet provisional standards in the 1,500, running a time of 4:37.35 and placing fifth. Senior Hana Damore won the women’s hammer throw with a toss of 47.96 meters, representing the Bears’ other NCAA provisional performance. Her throw currently ranks 16th in Division III.

On the men’s side, sophomore Dan Davis won the 110-meter hurdles with an NCAA qualifying mark of 14.68, but his time was not as fast as his mark of 14.61 he set at last weekend’s Washington University Invitational. Davis also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.78, just 0.48 shy of meeting a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in that race.

Both teams will be back in action Saturday, April 17, for the Wheaton College Twilight Meet in Wheaton, Ill. It is the final warm-up before the 2010 University Athletic Association Championships April 24 and 25, which WUSTL will host this year.

Women’s tennis wins final home matches

The No. 14 women’s tennis team completed its 2010 regular season schedule with a pair of home victories last week at the Tao Tennis Center.

The Bears beat Webster University, 7-2, April 7, then defeated No. 26 Coe College, 8-1, in their regular season finale April 10.

Freshman Kate Klein posted a 3-1 record in the two contests, winning at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles against Webster, and splitting her singles and doubles matches against Coe Sophomore Natalie Tingir also had a strong week, as she won at No. 3 doubles against Webster, and at second doubles and fourth singles against Coe College.

WUSTL now stands at 11-4 overall as it prepares for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship April 16-18 on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bears placed fourth at last year’s championship tournament.

Buck leads golf team

Freshman Hannah Buck captured medalist honors to lead the No. 13 women’s golf team to a third-place finish at the McKendree University Spring Invitational April 9 and 10 at the Cardinal Creek Golf Club in Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

William Woods University captured the eight-team event, shooting a 36-hole score of 666 (345-321). Rend Lake Community College was second with 677 (342-335), while WUSTL was third with a 690 (343-347).

Buck entered the second day of competition trailing Megan Gindling (Rend Lake) and Mallory Gentry (John A. Logan) by three strokes after firing an 82 (42-40) April 9. She shot a 78 on day two for a 36-hole score of 160, which were three strokes better than Gentry and Lindsey Johnson of Williams Woods. Freshman Melanie Walsh joined Buck in the top-10 finishing seventh, with a 36-hole score of 167 (80-87).

WUSTL completes its second season as a varsity golf team on Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, at the Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling at the Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Ill.

Softball splits four on the road

The No. 15 softball team split four games on the road last week.

The Bears rallied for a 9-6 win in the first game of a doubleheader at Maryville University April 8, before suffering a 4-1 loss in the second game that snapped the Bears’ 12-game winning streak.

The Bears followed that up with a split April 10 at the Illinois Wesleyan University Tournament in Bloomington, Ill. The Bears defeated Hope College, 6-2, in the first game and then committed two errors in a 3-1 loss to Illinois Wesleyan in the second.

WUSTL (24-6) hosts two doubleheadrs this weekend, Harris-Stowe State University at noon Saturday, April 17, and Fontbonne University at noon Sunday, April 18. All four games will be broadcast live on

Baseball splits a pair at Greenville

The baseball team split a doubleheader at Greenville College April 10. The Bears dropped the first game 14-4, but came from behind to win the second game, 8-6.

WUSTL trailed Greenville, 5-4, heading into the top of the seventh but the Bears had their first three batters of the inning reach base, including back-to-back doubles from junior Matt Bayer and senior Nick Vom Brack as they scored four runs to assume control of the game.

Junior Bryce Hrovat made the start on the mound for the Red and Green, lasing 6.1 innings and picking up his third win of the season. Junior David Liebman recorded the final two outs of the game, earning his first save of the year.

WUSTL (16-12) returns to action Sunday, April 18, at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.

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