Deko Ricketts
Deko Ricketts
Height: 6-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Barstow School

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track and three-year letterwinner in cross country at The Barstow School ... Team captain for both track and cross country ... Set the Missouri Class 2 state record in winning the 800 as a senior (1:54.7) ... Also finished third in the 3,200 relay and 10th in the 1,600 as a senior ... 2012 Missouri Class 2 state cross country individual champion ... Won the 1,600 title at the 2012 Missouri Class 2 state track & field championships, while also placing ninth in the 3,200 ... Finished fourth in the 1,600 and eighth in the 3,200 at the state track championships as a sophomore ... Placed 11th in both the 800 and 1,600 at the 2010 Missouri Class 2 state track & field championships ... Finished 19th as a sophomore and eighth as a junior at the Class 2 state cross country championships ... Four-time conference, district and sectional champion in the 1,600 ... All-Metro in the 5,000 as a senior ... Three-year track and cross country MVP ... Poetry, Physics, History and Ceramics Cups ... Big Brother Award.

PERSONAL: Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Son of Amanuel Ricketts and Nia Becker.