Washington (Mo.) Women Win Engineer Invitational

Courtesy: Washington (Mo.) Sports Information

February 1, 2009   

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Terre Haute, Ind. – Senior Danielle Wadlington and freshman Katie Hered both posted NCAA Division III championship provisional qualifying marks to lead the Washington University women’s indoor track and field team to a first-place finish at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Engineer Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday afternoon. The Washington U. men’s team placed second out of nine teams.

Wadlington won the 55-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 8.47, coming just 0.07 seconds shy of tying the Washington U. school record. Hered cleared a height of 3.45 meters in the pole vault, taking first-place in the event, meeting the NCAA provisional standard for the first time this season. They were the first two Bears from either squad to meet NCAA Championship standards this season.

Wadlington and Hered’s victories represented just a pair of nine first-place finishes for the WU women’s squad on Saturday. Wadlington provided four of those marks, with three coming in individual events and another in the 4×400-meter relay. She won the triple jump with a mark of 11.06 meters, just 0.12 meters shy of the provisional standard, the 200-meter dash (26.81) and teamed with seniors Erika Wade, Alli Alberts and Krystyn Stöwe to earn the top spot in the 4×400-meter relay.

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