St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis had five Bears recognized as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the association on Monday.
The five Bears earning the honors were junior Emily Carnes of the No. 9-ranked women's golf team, sophomore Eka Jose of the No. 3-ranked women's outdoor track & field team, senior Evan Nagel of the No. 18-ranked baseball team, sophomore John Harry Wagner of the No. 8-ranked men's outdoor track & field team and sophomore Caira Watson Haynes also of the No. 3-ranked women's outdoor track & field team.
Carnes was the most consistent Bear over the weekend at the Eighth Annual WUSTL Spring Invitational which the Bears placed third overall. Carnes posted back-to-back scores of 78 and finished tied for 14th with a two-day total of 156. She scored 20 pars over the weekend and finished one-under on par five holes. The women's golf team placed third after a 36-hole total of 629 strokes (320, 309). No. 1 Carleton College 598 (304, 294) placed first while No. 8 DePauw University 608 (311, 297) took second as the Bears finished ahead of No. 5 Grinnell 634 (324, 310).
Jose nearly broke the Bears school record in the outdoor triple jump with a mark of 12.00m placing second overall at the Division I Saint Louis University's Billiken Invitational. She also posted a fourth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 5.31m. Jose's triple jump leads Division III this season as she helped WashU place second at the Division I Saint Louis University Billiken's Invitational by totaling 14 of the Bears 212.5 points.
Nagel was instrumental in the Bears 5-0 week as he totaled eight hits in 18 at-bats for a .444 batting average and a .722 slugging percentage. Nagel had three doubles and a triple to go along with seven RBI, four runs scored, three stolen bases and two walks. In the closest game of the week, he scored the game-tying run in the ninth inning before knocking in the game-winner in the top of the 10th inning to help WashU to a come from behind 4-3 win.
Wagner helped WashU to a second place finish at the Billiken Invitational. He had a first place finish in the 400m (48.07) and helped the 4x100m relay (43.43) team to a first place finish as well. Wagner is ranked fourth in Division III in the 400m with his winning time from the Billiken Invite. The Bears totaled 205 points behind Division I host Saint Louis University's 236.
Watson Haynes placed second in the 100m hurdles at the Billiken Invitational Saturday. She posted a personal-best time of 14.33 which ranks third in Division III. She also won the 100m dash with a time of 12.43 which is in the top-50 of Division III. Watson Haynes totaled 18 points with a first and second place finish.