ZEIS, VEGA WIN NATIONAL AWARDS

Alexis Zeis has been named the NCAA Division II Central Region Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Zeis, a senior at the University of Mary, ranks second nationally in the 5,000-meter run and fifth in the 3,000 heading into this weekend's national indoor meet in Pittsburgh, Kan.

Zeis, a senior from Bismarck, is a two-time national champion and 10-time All-American.

U-Mary assistant coach Reece Vega was named the USTFCCCA's assistant coach of the year. Vega is in his first season with the Marauders under head coach Dennis Newell.

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