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Washington University Distance Medley Relay Posts Top-10 NCAA Time

Washington University Distance Medley Relay Posts Top-10 NCAA Time

From Washington University Athletics

The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program traveled to the Wartburg Qualifier to compete in the two-day event starting Friday with hopes of securing better positioning for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

On Friday, the women's distance medley relay consisting of sophomore Emily Stegmeier, freshman Ava Forman, freshman Grace Bristow and senior Molly Shepherd far exceeded a seed time of 12:15.10. The group dropped more than 18 seconds of the time and finished the race in 11:57.02 to earn second place and post one of the top-10 times in NCAA Division III so far this season.

Also competing in the DMR was a group of senior Abby Martin, sophomore Rachel Novick, sophomore Sophie Grigaux and junior Sophie Watterson. The tandem crossed the finsh line in 12:00.03 which was also a top-20 time in DIII this year.

The women's 4x400m relay team of freshman Alicia Gupte, sophomore Sophie Grigaux, Forman and Novick placed sixth in a time of 3:55.77. It is a season-best time and ranks in 13th of DIII.

Senior Heidi Nassos took first in pole vault nearly matching a season-best height as she cleared 3.91m. She already possesses the top mark in Division III this season.

Likewise, sophomore Caira Watson Haynes posted the top 60m hurdles time of 8.95 at the meet but already ran to a fastest time this year which ranks eighth in DIII.