U.S. Women’s Indoor Athlete Of The Year — Ajee’ Wilson

The world leader in both the 800 & 1000, Ajee’ Wilson set an American Record in the former. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

HER AMERICAN RECORD 1:58.60 in the 800—which also ended up as the yearly world leader—was the topper for Ajee’ Wilson, but she solidified her claim with a world-leading kilo (2:34.71, missing the AR by just 0.52) and a 600 win at 1:25.91 (the No. 10 U.S. performance ever). She also had a back 800 time of 1:59.26, the world’s No. 3 performance on the season.

Honorable Mention: vaulter Lexi Jacobus, triple jumper Keturah Orji and miler Colleen Quigley. Jacobus moved to No. 9 on the all-time U.S. list with her 15-4¼ (4.68), Orji claimed the No. 2 American mark ever with her 47-9 (14.55) and Quigley’s 1500 of 4:06.16 made her No. 8 ever and her 4:22.86 mile raised her to No. 10. Special mention, too, to Tori Franklin, who despite losing to Orji at USATF earlier stole her AR with a 47-9¾ (14.57) jump.