Wheaton senior Favor Ezewuzie has been named the Division III Women's Indoor Track & Field Midwest Region "Track Athlete of the Year" by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). A two-time recipient of the award, Ezewuzie also received the honor in 2019. She is the only Wheaton athlete two rin the regional indoor track athlete of the year award from the USTFCCCA since the organization began awarding it in 2006.
Ezewuzie, the "Most Outstanding Track Athlete" at the 2018, 2019 and 2020 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships, recently earned All-Region from the USTFCCCA in four events. Ezewuzie will represent Wheaton this weekend in the 60-meter dash, the 60-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Ezewuzie posted the fastest time in Division III this season, and the 13th-fastest time in Division III history on Feb. 28 at the CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships. She posted a time of of 8.60-seconds in the event.
Her time of 7.57-seconds in the 60-meter dash on February 7 at University of Chicago's "Windy City Rumble" is the second-fastest time in Division III this year. Ezewuzie's school-record effort of 24.05-seconds at the CCIW Championships on February 28 is the third-fastest time in Division III this season.
Ezewuzie also posted the eighth-best effort in Division III in the women's long jump event this season with a mark of 5.74-meters (18' 10") at the CCIW Championships.