Wash U women claim NCAA DIII National Title! Men take 3rd!!


Congratulations to Coach Jeff Stiles and the Washington University (St. Louis) Bears and Lady Bears! The Lady Bears claimed their first NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship Saturday in Winneconne Wisconsin. The 2nd ranked ladies cruised to a victory scoring 70 points. Top ranked Middlebury was 2nd with 111 points while 3rd ranked Williams was third with 153. Washington was lead by sr Erica Jackey who took 4th in 21:04, 12 seconds behind winner Chiara Del Piccolo of Williams. The Bears put three more in the top 23 and their fifth at 40th.  They had just a 44 second spread 1-5.

The Wash U men earned their first national team trophy with a third place finish. The rankings rang true 1-3 on the men side as North Central (Coach Stiles alma mater) claimed another national title scoring 110 points. Haverford scored 172 for second and the Bears were third with 206. Washington senior Michael Burnstein led the bears with a 10th place finish covering the 8k course in 24:25.

Women
Place Team Name                     Score   Spread      Average        Total
    1     Washington U.                  70      0:44.58   21:28.90    1:47:24.48
    2     Middlebury                     111      0:50.62    21:35.81   1:47:59.04
    3      Williams                         153     1:18.20    21:44.72    1:48:43.62
    4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps   223     0:37.43    22:02.39    1:50:11.95

Washington U Women
    4  Erica Jackey Washington U. SR 21:04.21
  20 Lucy Cheadle Washington U. FR  21:28.59

  22 Sarah Fisher Washington U. SO 21:31.34
  23 Molly Wawrzyniak Washington U. SR 21:31.55
  40 Elizabeth Phillips Washington U. SR 21:48.79
  73 Jessica Londeree Washington U. SR 22:06.85
169 Grace Bridwell Washington U. FR 22:43.2        St. Louis, MICDS High School
Men
Place Team Name      Score     Spread       Average      Total
 1 North Central (Ill.)    110      0:41.49      24:41.69     2:03:28.47
 2 Haverford                172       0:42.79     24:50.54      2:04:12.71
3  Washington U.         206       0:53.79     24:54.52      2:04:32.59
4 SUNY Geneseo        235      2:03.39     24:49.76      2:04:08.79

Washington U Men

 10 Michael Burnstein Washington U. SR 24:25.25 
 30 Tucker Hartley Washington U. SR 24:41.99 
 44 David Hamm Washington U. JR 24:55.98 
 83 Kwin Keuter Washington U. SR 25:10.33
107 Ryan Senci Washington U. FR 25:19.04 
130 Elliot Petterson Washington U. SO 25:28.51 
197 Caleb Ford Washington U. SO 25:57.32         St. Louis, St. Louis University High School

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