Three National Champions To Be Recognized At Halftime Saturday

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Athletics will recognize its three student-athletes who won individual national championships last year as part of a special ring ceremony at halftime of the Bears’ football game against Hendrix College Saturday, Oct. 11.

Senior Lucy Cheadle, 2014 graduate Anna Etherington and sophomoreMichael Lagieski each earned individual national titles during the 2013-14 academic year, and will be on hand to receive their national championship rings Saturday during a ceremony with John M. Schael Director of Athletics Josh Whitman and Associate Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of Students Justin Carroll.

Cheadle won her national title in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase at the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 24 in Delaware, Ohio. She clocked the sixth-fastest time in Division III history, winning with a stadium- and school-record time of 10:20.06.

Etherington also earned her national championship at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in May, winning the women’s pole vault. She cleared a school-record height of 4.15 meters to win the competition, a mark that ranks fourth in NCAA Division III history.

Lagieski became the fourth men’s swimmer in Washington University history to win a national championship when he took first in the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships March 21 in Indianapolis. He set a Division III national meet record, as well as the Washington U. school record, winning the event with a time of 54.10 seconds.




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