Dixon Named Midwest’s Track Athlete of the Year
NEW ORLEANS – Kansas senior sprinter Diamond Dixon was named the Midwest Region’s Track Athlete of the Year, as was announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday afternoon. Dixon earned the honor for the fourth time in her career after being recognized following the 2011 outdoor season as well as the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Dixon, who hails from Houston, Texas, ran to the Big 12 title in the 200 meters in a career-best 23.43 two weeks ago at the conference championships in Ames, Iowa. She also claimed third in the 400 meters in 52.20, the second-fastest of her career and No. 8 time in the NCAA in 2014. Earlier this year, she posted 1:10.06 in the 500 meters at the Armory Invite, making her the No. 8 collegian all-time in the event.
She will look to attain first team All-America honors in the indoor 400 meters for the fourth-straight season later this week at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. She will hit the starting blocks for the 400-meter semifinal Friday, March 14 at 8:10 p.m. (CT).
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