Former UMD Running Standout Emi Trost Joins Coaching Staff at Div. 3 Northwestern

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Created: August 15, 2018 04:55 PM

St. Paul, Minn. - Former UMD Cross Country and Track & Field star Emi Trost is joining the coaching ranks as she'll serve as the new assistant coach for the men's and women's cross country and track & field teams at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. The Eagles compete at the NCAA Division III Level.


Trost is a 2018 UMD graduate. Among many accolades, she won the NCAA Division II Track & Field Title in the 1500 meters in 2017.

"I am honored to be joining a Christ-centered University and team as an assistant cross country coach. I look forward to learning, sharing my knowledge and forming meaningful relationships with the student athletes, coaches and staff." Trost said in a statement on the UNW's website.

"I'm very excited to have Emi join the UNW coaching staff. Her phenomenal running career speaks for itself and we are looking forward to her having an immediate impact on the cross country and track and field programs at Northwestern," said Northwestern Director of Athletics Dr. Matt Hill in a statement on UNW's website.

Emi was a three-time All-American, four-time National participant and an NSIC Champion for cross country. In track & field, Trost was a seven-time All-American between the indoor and outdoor seasons; holds school records in the 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1500m, mile, 3000m, and DMR; and was a National Champion in the 1500m run in 2017. Trost also recently joined Team USA Minnesota, a professional running team located in the Twin Cities, where she will be pursuing her dream to qualify for the Olympic team.

(Contributions from University of Northwestern Athletics.)

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