The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Wednesday (March 25) that Lincoln senior Rene Medley is the NCAA Division II Indoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Year. Medley becomes the first Blue Tiger ever to win the award during the indoor season.
Medley was the only female track athlete to lead the nation in multiple individual events. Her time of 23.57 not only led the country in the 200m, but was also the quickest time ever recorded on an oversized track in NCAA Division II history. Medley also led D-II in the 60m with a time of 7.37.
At the 2020 MIAA Championships, Medley won both the 60m and the 200m, and ultimately scored 20 points for the Blue Tigers. She had qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in both events.
The Lincoln track team was in Birmingham, AL ready for the events when the NCAA made the announcement that all winter championships were being canceled.