Indoor Track & Field Travels East for UAA Championships

Indoor Track & Field Travels East for UAA Championships


St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 24, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program travels east for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Brandeis University on Saturday and Sunday in the Gosman Sports & Convocation Center in Waltham, Mass.

The men and women look to continue their success from last season in which both programs won the UAA Indoor Championship. In fact, the men's senior class has won the UAA Indoor Championship in each of the previous three seasons under head coach Jeff Stiles.

Brandeis will provide a live results page as well as a specific live stream for each day of events. Championship coverage can be found at the links above, including a championship page with a schedule for events, directions to Brandeis, a championship meet program and a UAA performance list.

The WashU men enter the weekend with 18 times or distances within the UAA's top-six. Placing within the top-six is the standard to score points at the meet. Seniors Deko Ricketts (800m), Everett Kleven (Pole Vault) and junior Elvir Sarajlic (One-Mile) are the frontrunners for their respective events as the trio currently holds the top UAA marks on the season.

The Bears also return several student-athletes that earned all-UAA recognition last year by finishing within the top three: senior Mike Sullivan (DMR-First), sophomore Jeremy Barnes (DMR-First), Ricketts (800m-First, DMR-First, 4x400m Relay-Second), junior Jacob Rother (Pole Vault-Second), senior Dillon Williams (3,000m-Third) and Michael Billington (Long Jump-Third).

The WashU women have 22 top-six times or distances within the UAA and have seniors Daisy Ogede (60m, 60mH, 200m), Rebecca Ridderhoff (400m), junior Annalise Wagner (800m) and sophomore Heidi Nassos (Triple Jump) as the frontrunners in individual events while also possessing the top times in the 4x400m Relay and 4,000m Distance Medley Relay.

The Bears' women scored 167 points during last season's championship thanks in large part to these returning members who earned all-UAA honors: Ogede (60m-First, 60mH-First, 200m-First, 4x400m-First), senior Kelli Hancock (4x400m-First, DMR-Second, 400m-Third), Ridderhoff (4x400m-First, 60mH-Second), Wagner (800m-Second), junior Alison Lindsay (3,000m-Second, DMR-Second), junior Aly Wayne (5,000m-Second), junior Audrey Western (DMR-Second), sophomore Molly Shepherd (DMR-Second), sophomore Elise Grever (200m-Third), senior Molly Kuhs (Mile-Third) and sophomore Ellie Degen (5,000m-Third).

The 2017 UAA Indoor Track & Field Championship is set to begin Saturday, Feb. 25, at Noon (ET) with the women's long jump and weight throw. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.