WashU Takes UAA Crowns
Washington University of St. Louis swept the men’s and women’s University Athletic Association championships on Sunday at The Armory, racking up its 11th UAA women's indoor team title in school history and its third straight for the men.
Senior Erica Jackey led the Washington U. women with a pair of individual championships on Sunday. She won the 800 meters with a UAA-record time of 2:12.60, while also earning gold in the mile with a time of 5:00.22. Senior Elizabeth Phillips finished second in the mile in 5:03.38 and added a third-place finish in the 800 in 2:15.09. Senior Elisabeth Stocking raced to sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:23.31, and sophomore Claire Tourjee ran a season-best time of 5:09.45 to finish fifth in the mile.
Freshman Lucy Cheadle and sophomore Sarah Fisher ran two of the three fastest times in school history to finish second and fourth in the women’s 3,000. Cheadle broke the 13-year-old school record in the event with a time of 9:58.16 to place second. Her time eclipsed the previous record set by Emily Richard in 1999 by 1.04 seconds. Fisher finished fourth in the event in 10:00.58 to move into third on Washington U.’s all-time list.
A day after breaking the school record in the 200, junior Ryan Doll improved on that time to finish as the UAA runner-up in the event. He clocked a time of 22.27 in Sunday’s final to better his record of 22.33 from Saturday’s prelims. Doll was edged at the finish line by New York University's Dan McKinney, who also posted an official time of 22.27.
After blowing away his competition in the preliminaries on Saturday, McKinney followed up by running away with the 400 meters, posting a season-best time of 48.93. "Dan continues to amaze me with the way he continues to compete at such a high level week in and week out," said NYU Coach Nick McDonough. "He showed us once again today what he is capable of."