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Strong Final Efforts Secure UAA Indoor Track and Field Title for Washington University

Strong Final Efforts Secure UAA Indoor Track and Field Title for Washington University

From Washington University Athletics

The Washington University in St. Louis women's track & field program took first place at the conclusion of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor T&F Championships Sunday afternoon in the Gosman Sports Center.

The No. 1-ranked WashU women secured the 14th UAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in program history.

The WashU women totaled 10 top three finishes for all-UAA honors, including a pair of event titles during Sunday's events. The Bears finished the meet strong after losing the lead in points midway through Sunday before a one-through-three finish in triple jump helped WashU reclaim a solid lead.

Sophomore Eka Jose led the triple jumpers with a mark of 12.01m to win the event. She had three all-UAA finishes this weekend including second place in long jump (5.53m) and third place in the 60m dash (7.92). Senior Heidi Nassos took second in the triple jump, leaping 11.52m, while freshman Alicia Gupte was third with a distance of 11.38m.

Sophomore Caira Watson Haynes took first in the 60m hurdles with a career-best time of 8.85 which ranks eighth in Division III this season.

Earning all-UAA accolades with runner-up times or marks were graduate student Aly Wayne in the 3,000m run (9:55.40), sophomore Randal Walker in shot put (12.30m) and the 4x400m relay team of Gupte, sophomore Sophie Grigaux, freshman Ava Forman and sophomore Rachel Novick (3:58.66) with a top-25 DIII time.

Earning all-UAA honors by placing third were sophomore Rachel Holstein in the high jump (1.57m) and junior Sophie Watterson in the 3,000m run (10:01.18).