From Washington University Athletics
Washington University in St. Louis junior Deko Ricketts was named the NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Ricketts, who was also selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, broke a 26-year-old school record and clocked the fastest time in NCAA Division III this season to win the 800 at the I-55 Triangular Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. He won the race by more than four seconds with a time of 1:53.83, which broke the WashU school record of 1:53.89 set by Robert Lindsey in 1990.
Ricketts' 800 time also leads NCAA Division III this season by more than a second. He also anchored the Bears' winning 1,600 relay team to a time of 3:28.57 to lead WashU to the team title at the I-55 Triangular for the fifth year in a row.