Mar 10, 2023
Fifth-year senior Vanessa Aniteye, who has combined the attributes of athletics, academics, marriage, and motherhood into a story like perhaps no other in the long, distinguished history of SPU women's track and field, heads to Virginia for this week's NCAA Division II Indoor Championships as the runner to beat in the 800.
Having led the D2 national rankings for all but one week this winter, Aniteye will step to the starting line inside the Virginia Beach Sports Center on Friday afternoon at 1:40 p.m. Pacific time for the preliminary heats. The finals are set for Saturday at 2:10 p.m. Pacific.
Aniteye comes in with the top-seeded time of 2 minutes, 7.53 seconds that the recorded on Feb. 11 in Seattle at the Husky Classic.
She was featured in The Seattle Times on Mar. 10.