Geneva, Ohio, May 24, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program had four Bears compete at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Friday evening at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
WashU had two individuals earn trips into Saturday's finals from the preliminary rounds Friday. The No. 1-ranked WashU women still lead the field with 27 points followed by No. 5 Johns Hopkins (19) and No. 16 Chicago (15). No. 6 MIT still leads the men's field with 14 points followed by No. 7 John Carroll (13) and No. 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (12).
100m Hurdles Prelims
Senior Jay Pittman matched a personal-best 14.27 time and seed placement of ninth to secure a place in the 100m hurdle finals. One week removed from setting the personal-record, Pittman duplicated it. Sophomore Caira Watson Haynes placed 13th out of 22 runners with a time of 14.55.
Sophomore John Harry Wagner placed seventh overall after posting the third fastest time in the third heat, crossing the finish line in 48.19. He secured a place in the final event on Saturday, one day after helping the top-seeded men's 4x400m relay run to the fastest time in prelims.
Sophomore Arthur Santoro competed in the second heat of the 800m prelims which produced six of the top-12 times and recorded the sixth fastest time in the group. His 1:52.38 time placed him in 12th place out of 20 competitors.
11:30 AM (ET) – Women's 3,000m Steeplechase Final – Molly Shepherd
11:45 AM (ET) – Men's 3,000m Steeplechase Final – Jack Sebok
12:50 PM (ET) – Women's 100m Hurdles Final –Jay Pittman
1:20 PM (ET) – Men's 400m Final – John Harry Wagner
3:00 PM (ET) – Women's 5,000m Final – Aly Wayne