St. Louis, Mo., March 2, 2017 – Following the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Brandeis University last weekend, several UAA honors have been bestowed on the Washington University in St. Louis women's track and field team, as announced by the conference office.
Senior Daisy Ogede was named the UAA Women's Most Outstanding (Running events) Performer while the Bears coaching staff was named the UAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year.
Ogede blazed through the competition at Brandeis, winning three events individually and adding a fourth on a relay. She won the 55m Hurdles (8.16), 55m (7.12) and the 200m (24.92). The 55mH time adjusted to a record time for WashU (8.78), while all three times rank third in all of Division III this season.
The 4x400m Relay team not only captured a UAA title in the event but posted the top time in Division III when they finished the 1,600m course in 3:48.32. Ogede teamed up with seniors Kelli Hancock, Ashley Knudson and Rebecca Ridderhoff.
Head coach Jeff Stiles and his staff consisting of Lane Lohr, Kelli Blake, Jonathan Koch, Kyle Laker, Scott Pettit, Gordon Reiter, Joe Stachowicz, Josh Clark, Jill Harmon and Raven Robinson were honored with the 2017 UAA Women's Coaching Staff of the Year. The WashU women had an incredible showing at the UAA Championships, scoring 159 points to outpace the runner-up University of Chicago by 60 points. This is the second year in a row Stiles and staff have earned the distinction.
The Bears will travel to Ohio and Wisconsin this weekend for their final preparation before the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships March 10-11 in Naperville, Ill. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.