PLATTSMOUTH – Angee Nott has earned numerous awards for her track and field abilities in Nebraska for more than two decades.
She has accumulated many more honors on a national stage this year.
The Plattsmouth resident has become one of the best female runners in her age group in the country. Nott, 40, has set four American Masters records in 2016 and will have a chance to win a national title this summer. The USA Track and Field organization will hold the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Michigan July 14-17. Events will take place at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.
Nott crossed off her first national record in the indoor 400 meters in January. She posted a time of 56.18 seconds at the Holiday Inn Invitational at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. She defeated 32 college-age competitors from schools such as University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University and Air Force Academy.
Nott’s time broke the former American Masters indoor mark of 57.40 seconds. Lesia Batiste had set the previous national record at a race in Boston in March 2003.
Nott’s mark would also have broken the American Masters indoor record for women ages 35-39. Latrica Dendy ran 56.46 seconds at a meet in Albuquerque in March 2011.
The 56.18 time was also nearly a world record in the event. The World Masters Athletics (WMA) organization recognizes Barbara Aknin as the record-holder. Aknin ran 56.15 seconds at an indoor meet in France in March 2008.
Nott’s second national record came in the outdoor 400 meters at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., in early March. She crossed the tape in 55.79 seconds. She smashed Batiste’s former national mark of 56.98 seconds. Batiste had set the time at a meet in Hattiesburg, Miss., in April 2003.
The Bellevue native then penned a pair of American Masters records at the Nebraska Invitational in May. She finished the 100 meters in 11.72 seconds and completed the 200 meters in 24.59 seconds.
Nott broke the former outdoor national marks of 12.31 in the 100 and 24.84 in the 200. Philippa Raschker had held both ages 40-44 records for more than 25 years. Raschker had set the former 100 time at a meet in Melbourne, Australia, in December 1987. Her 200 time took place at an outdoor meet in Eugene, Ore., in August 1989.
Track and field enthusiasts have noticed Nott’s abilities for many years. She set a national record of 20-10 1/2 in the long jump when she competed under her maiden name of Angee Henry in high school. She posted her mark at the Nebraska Junior Olympic Championships in July 1994. Her state and national records still stand in the event.
Nott then earned a host of honors for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s track and field program. She won the NCAA Division I national title in the long jump at both the indoor and outdoor meets in the 1996-97 season. She was a three-time Big 12 Conference champion and a 10-time All-American.
Nott teaches English and coaches cross country and track and field at Boys Town. She has brought her athletes to the Plattsmouth Invite each cross country season and has participated in Plattsmouth Cross Country Series races. She was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.