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

PERSONAL-BEST 8K - 26:43.0 - Oshkosh/AAE Invite - 10/18/2014

2014-15: Academic all-UAA for cross country.

2013-14: Helped the distance medley relay to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in a time of 10:04.21 ... Ran the third leg of the school-record setting distance medley relay (10:01.07) at the Point National Qualifier March 8 ... Clocked the second-fastest time in school history (1:55.04) to earn all-UAA honors with a third-place finish in the 800 at the UAA Indoor Championships ... Also raced on WUSTL's UAA Indoor Champion 1,600 relay ... Named the UAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Week as a member of the distance medley relay March 10 ... Earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 800 (1:51.83) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Also anchored the 1,600 relay to a school record (3:12.92) and ninth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Ran the second-fastest time in school history in the outdoor 800 (1:51.04) at the Dr. Keeler Invite ... Also anchored the 1,600 relay to the third-fastest time in school history (3:16.42) at the Redbird Invitational ... Anchored the 1,600 relay to a conference title at the UAA Outdoor Championships ... Also ran the third leg of the runner-up 3,200 relay and added a fourth-place finish in the 400 at the UAA Outdoor meet ... Named the UAA Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week May 12.

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.