Schadler Named West Region Athlete Of The Year
SEATTLE – Senior Allie Schadler in three runs this indoor track season put up three of the best times in the NCAA. For her overall excellence across the mile, the 3,000-meters, and the distance medley relay, Schadler today was named USTFCCCA West Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season.
The Tubac, Ariz. native is the first Husky to win the Region Women's Track award since Katie Flood back in 2012. It's the second year in a row a Husky has earned a top honor in the exceptionally strong West Region, as Olivia Gruver won Field Athlete of the Year last season, regionally as well as nationally.
Schadler will be one of nine Huskies heading to Fayetteville, Ark. next week for the NCAA Indoor Championships. She would have qualified for three events, but chose to focus on two, the DMR and the 3k. She anchored the DMR to its qualifying time of 11:06.66 back at the first meet of the season in January, and two weeks later ran a 3k PR of 8:58.13 which ranks third in school history and puts her No. 5 going into nationals.
Schadler capped off her indoor regular season at the Husky Classic with the second-fastest mile time in the NCAA this season and second-fastest in school history, running 4:31.21.