St. Louis, Mo., April 26, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's track and field program earned two honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) on Wednesday, when the Association announced senior Daisy Ogede as the Most Outstanding Running Events Performer and the WashU women's coaching staff as the UAA Staff of the Year.
Ogede helped the WashU women to the 15th UAA title in program history by winning three individual events and anchoring a second place finish in the 4x100 relay (47.37). She posted individual victories in the 100 hurdles (14.31), 100 dash (11.89) and the 200 dash (23.99). The 200-dash time set a UAA record and is the top time of any woman in Division III this season. Ogede was also announced as the UAA Most Outstanding Running Events Performer after the indoor championships.
The WashU women's coaching staff consisting of head coach Jeff Stiles and assistants Lane Lohr, Kelli Blake, Jonathan Koch, Kyle Laker, Scott Pettit, Gordon Reiter, Joe Stachowicz, Josh Clark, Jill Harmon and Raven Robinson were also honored as the coaching staff of the year for the indoor season. The WashU women swept the indoor and outdoor titles for the third time under coach Stiles, previously doing so in 2009 and 2016.
The Bears will compete next weekend on Saturday, April 29 at the True Blue Twilight in Jacksonville, Ill. while multiple runners will compete at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.