14 Bears Earn USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field All-Region Honors

14 Bears Earn USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field All-Region Honors

St. Louis, Mo., March 7, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's indoor track & field teams had 14 individuals earn All-Region honors for the 2015-16 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season, as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The WashU women had nine individuals earn 18 All-Region honors. Junior Daisy Ogede picked up All-Region recognition in five events – 60, 200, 60 hurdles, 1,600 relay and distance medley relay. Senior Emily Warner was a four-event All-Region honoree – 400, 800, 1,600 relay and distance medley relay.

Sophomores Alison Lindsay (3,000, distance medley relay) and Annalise Wagner (800, distance medley relay) each earned the honor in two events, while freshman Ellie Degen (5,000), senior Melanie Ehrenberg (pole vault), junior Kelli Hancock (1,600 relay), junior Rebecca Ridderhoff (1,600 relay) and sophomore Aly Wayne (5,000) earned All-Region honors in one event each.

Seniors Alex Arteaga, Alex Bastian and Josh Clark, along with juniors Deko Ricketts and Mike Sullivan, earned All-Region honors for the WashU men. Arteaga earned the honor in the heptathlon. Ricketts was All-Region in the 800, and also teamed with Bastian, Clark and Sullivan to earn the accolades for the distance medley relay.

In order to be named All-Region, an athlete must finish in the top-five of an individual event or be part of a top-three relay team. WashU will have nine individuals and three relay teams competing at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships scheduled to begin Friday, March 11, in Grinnell, Iowa.