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ISU's Angie Martin MVC Indoor Track Coach of Year

Mar. 11—Just as her men's and women's teams finished atop the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships scoreboard, Sycamore coach Angie Martin has been honored once again as the MVC's top coach.

Martin, also the ISU cross country and track and field program director, was selected as the 2024 MVC Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, as announced Monday by the conference office.

Monday's announcement marks Martin's seventh MVC Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year honors (four women's, three men's), the ISU sports information office reported.

Martin, who led the Sycamores to a sweep of the 2024 MVC Indoor Championships, was selected by the league's head coaches as the Coach of the Year on both the men's and women's side. It was Indiana State's second indoor championship sweep in the last three years and marks the seventh MVC Championships, indoor or outdoor, won by the Indiana State program since 2022 (five men's, two women's).

Under Martin's watch, Indiana State finished with an indoor program record 183.5 points on the men's side on its way to a third consecutive MVC Indoor Championship. The Indiana State women finished with 121 points and won their second MVC Indoor Championship in the last three seasons.

As a team, Indiana State finished with seven individual conference champions and 19 additional all-conference honorees. The Sycamores finished the championships with 57 athletes in point-scoring positions, picking up points in nearly every event that they had a participant in.

For the season, Indiana State had 32 additions to its all-time top-10 list, with more than have of those additions being top-five program marks. The Sycamores went wire-to-wire atop the MVC ratings index on both the men's and women's side and were consistently among the highest-ranked teams in the Great Lakes region, reaching as high as No. 1 on the men's side.

Indiana State also racked up multiple specialty awards, finishing with the MVC's Most Outstanding Men's Field Athlete and Women's Field Athlete in Will Staggs and Niesha Anderson, respectively. Staggs, who was a Second Team All-American in 2024, also earned MVC Elite 17 honors, while Shomari Rogers-Walton was the MVC's Most Valuable Athlete at the championships.