Former Hilltopper All-American and 2012 Olympian Raigo Toompuu has been named as the throws coach for the WKU Track and Field program, head coach Erik Jenkins announced Sunday afternoon.
WKU Track and Field freshman Emmanuel Dasor finished ninth in the 200-meter dash Thursday night at the IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 20.75 seconds at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
An historic year for the WKU Track and Field program did not stop on the track as the Lady Toppers earned Scholar Team honors while four athletes were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams.
Led by a pair of Top 5 finishes from the Hilltoppers' 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, WKU Track and Field set a program record with seven athletes earning First Team All-American honors at Oregon's Hayward Field.
WKU senior sprinter Elvyonn Bailey split 44.96 seconds in the final 400 meters of the Hilltoppers' 4x400-meter relay on Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to spark WKU's fourth-place finish and first-ever trip to championship finals at Oregon's Hayward Field