St. Louis, Mo., March 9, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's indoor track & field team was honored with three Midwest Region honors including Track Athlete of the Year, Women's Coach of the Year and Women's Assistant Coach of the Year, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) office on Wednesday. WashU also had 10 student-athletes earn Midwest All-Region accolades too.
Senior Daisy Ogede was named the Midwest's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after an incredible showing at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. Ogede is ranked within the top-3 of Division III in the 60 (7.67, third), 200 (24.92, third) and 60 hurdles (8.78, third), all times she posted at Brandeis University for UAA titles. She also anchored the 4x400 (3:48.32) UAA winning time which is the top time in the country.
Head coach Jeff Stiles was awarded the Women's Indoor Track & Field Midwest Region Coach of the Year after guiding the Bears to 159 points during the UAA Championship. The Bears outpaced runner-up Chicago by 60 points as the team won nine events in route to the title. WashU is ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Assistant coach Lane Lohr was named the Women's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year after playing a significant role in the Bears UAA title. Lohr coached events that resulted in 89 of WashU's 159 points at the Championship. The Bears captured UAA titles in the 60 meters, 60 hurdles, 200 meters, 400 meters, pole vault and 4x400 relay.
All-Midwest Region Honorees
Everett Kleven – Pole Vault
Deko Ricketts – 800
Kelli Hancock – 4x400 Relay, DMR
Ashley Knudson – 4x400 Relay, DMR, 800
Alison Lindsay – Mile, 3,000, DMR
Heidi Nassos – Pole Vault
Daisy Ogede – 60, 60H, 200, 4x400 Relay
Rebecca Ridderhoff – 200, 400, 4x400 Relay, 60H
Annalise Wagner – 800, DMR
Aly Wayne – 3,000, 4,000