Eagle Nation was on display for the world to see on Saturday (March 3) afternoon.
At the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Great Britain, on Saturday, former Ashland University track national champions Drew Windle and Katie Nageotte competed in the finals of their respective events. In the men's 800-meter dash, Windle took the silver medal by crossing the finish line in 1:47.99, while in the women's pole vault, Nageotte took fifth with a top effort of 4.70 meters.
Windle placed himself throughout the Ashland track and field record book, winning eight NCAA Division II national championships – six combined indoors and outdoors in the 800 run, one indoors in the 4x400 relay and one indoors in the distance medley relay. He was a 15-time All-American.
Windle was the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)'s men's indoor track and field athlete of the year in both 2013 and 2014, the USTFCCCA's Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in 2013-14, and was the Ashland male 2014-15 Student-Athlete of the Year.
As an Eagle, Nageotte won two NCAA Division II national championships in the pole vault in 2013 – one indoors and one outdoors. She was a three-time All-American at Ashland after transferring from Division I Dayton.