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Shantae Young
Position: Triple Jump
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oak Harbor, Washington
High School: Oak Harbor High
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2012-13): Indoor -Season-best triple jump of 11.63m/38-2i at Idaho Open II…at MPSF Championships triple jumped 11.25m/36-11 for 13th place…Outdoor - Team leader in long jump this season with best of 5.45m/17-10 3/4…top triple jump of season was 11.62m/38-1 1/2. 
 
SOPHOMORE (2012): Indoor - Reached indoor PR in triple jump with leap of 11.82m/38-9 1/2i at Cougar Indoor (1/28/12, Pullman)…also had PR for indoor long jump of 5.43m/17-9 3/4i at Vandal Collegiate (2/18/12, Moscow)…at MPSF Championships finished 12th in triple jump (11.57m/37-11 1/2i)…Outdoor - Best marks of season were 5.21m/17-1 1/4w in long jump at Cougar Invite and 11.75m/38-6 3/4 in triple jump at WSU-UW Dual Meet. 
 
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Indoor - Reached collegiate best long jump of 5.19m/17-0 1/2i at WSU Open (1/15/11, Pullman)…triple jumped 11.25m/36-11i at Cougar Indoor (1/22/11, Pullman)…Outdoor - Ran the 100m in 12.61 at Cougar Invite…reached PR in triple jump of 12.15m/39-10 1/2 at Cougar Invite (4/23/11, Pullman)…top long jump of the season was 5.57m/18-3 1/4 at WSU-UW Dual Meet (4/29/11, Seattle)…finished 10th in triple jump at Pac-10 Championships with mark of 11.84m/38-10 1/4. 
 
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER.
Earned five varsity letters from Oak Harbor High…one as a guard in basketball for coach Brett McLeod…four in track and field for coaches Greg Gill and Jay Turner…sophomore year was district champion in long jump (17-6), 3A Region champion in long jump with school record of 18-1 1/4…participated in 2008 3A state meet…as a junior won WESCO North titles in 100m and triple jump…district champion in long jump and triple jump…placed seventh in triple jump (36-4) and eighth in long jump at 2009 4A state championships…senior year repeated as WESCO North long jump and triple jump champion and added 4x100m relay title…district champion in long jump, triple jump, and 4x100m relay…set school record in long jump with PR of 18-3 1/2...at 2010 4A state championships placed third in triple jump with PR and school record distance of 38-6 3/4…also eighth in long jump…competed at/ Junior Olympics in 2009-2010. 
 
PERSONAL.
Born in January1992, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky…father Adam Rittierodt is a United States Navy flight officer…mother Shana Rittierodt is a student…younger brother John Wright III…younger sisters Amaya Rittierodt and Jaci Wright…earned a 3.376 GPA in high school…received Cliff Gillies award for recognition of achievements in academics, sportsmanship, citizenship, and participation…enjoys editing photography…majoring in communication at WSU. 
 
YOUNG’S WSU BESTS
Long Jump - 5.57m / 18-3 1/4 (2011)
Triple Jump - 11.82m / 38-9 1/2i (2012) 
 
PAC-10/12 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES
2011    Triple Jump        10th        11.84m / 38-10 1/4