WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2013): Cross Country - Women’s team captain...injury kept training low until mid-season...top WSU finisher all four meets competed in...took 17th overall at NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree 5k (17:20)...at Inland Empire Classic, took second overall in 5k (16:58)...finished 15th overall at Pac-12 Championships 6k (22:09)...15th runner across finish line at NCAA West Regional Championships with a 6,000m time of 20:02…USTFCCCA All-Region team… named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country first team…SENIOR (2014): Indoor - Ran the school record in the 3000m of 9:15.79i at Husky Classic (2/14/14, Seattle)…erased a record set in 1993…also ran the second-fastest mile in WSU history at Vandal Indoor with time of 4:46.48i (2/7/14, Moscow)…finished fifth in the 3k at the MPSF Championships (9:16.30i)…Outdoor - Outstanding season with three PRs and another school record…opened season with 800m PR time of 2:09.88 at WSU-UCLA Dual (3/22/14, Los Angeles)…shattered the WSU 5000m record with her Stanford Invite time of 16:09.02 (4/4/14), erasing Anna Blue’s 2003 time of 16:14.55…at WSU-UW Dual meet ran an outdoor 3k PR time of 9:35.38 (5/3/14, Pullman)…at Pac-112 Championships in Pullman, finished seventh in the 1500m (4:24.90) and 21st in the 5000m (17:13.72)…at NCAA West Regional Prelims, finished 21st in 1500m with time of 4:29.85 after running 4:22.49 in first round (8th)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field first team.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012): Cross Country - Second Cougar, sixth overall at Clash of Inland NW 4k meet (14:47.0)...third on team, 32nd overall at WCC Preview 6k (22:37.96)...second on team, 112th overall at Notre Dame 5k (18:12)...second place at Inland Empire Classic 5k (17:46)...second Cougar, 53rd overall at Pac-12 Champs with 6k time of 21:55...first on team, 50th overall at NCAA West Regional with 6k time of 20:57…named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country first team…JUNIOR (2013): Indoor - Outstanding year on the oval…ran mile PR tie of 4:46.67i for fifth place at MPSF Championships…time is second-fastest in WSU all-time records…Outdoor - Ran the fourth-best 5000m time in WSU history of 16:25.94 at Stanford Invite (3/30/13)…PR’d in 1500m at Pac-12 Championships with time of 4:20.16 for eighth place…time is fourth-best in WSU records…at NCAA West Prelims ran first round 1500m time of 4:23.90 (19th) and second round time of 4:40.81 (24th)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field first team.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Cross Country - Finished fourth at Clash of the Inland Northwest...first place in the Erik Anderson Invitational...first WSU woman to finish at Notre Dame Invitational at 38th overall...did not compete rest of the season due to injury…Indoor - At MPSF Championships finished 22nd in 1500m (4:53.18i)…ran lead leg of DMR for 10th with time of 11:33.46i - third best time in school records…Outdoor - At Stanford Invite nearly back to lifetime-best times in 800m (2:11.67) and 1500m (4:28.45)…at WSU-UW Dual ran steeplechase in 10:33.84, just 2 seconds off PR…finished 13th in steeplechase at Pac-12 Championships (10:37.20)…48th at NCAA West Prelims (11:25.45)…named Pac-12 All-Academic track and field first team.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Cross Country - Top Cougar woman finisher in each race this season...runner-up at WSU-UW Dual 4k in time of 14:11.97...won 5k at Anderson Invite (Spokane Valley) in time of 18:26.71...third place in 5k at Montana Invite in time of 17:54...135th in White Race at Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute) in time of 22:08.6...37th overall and first Cougar (21:06.70) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/10, Seattle).…first Cougar and 42nd overall (21:06.58) at NCAA West Regional 6k (10/13/10, Springfield)…Indoor - Ran the freshman school record mile time of 4:48.97i at Washington Invite (1/29/11, Seattle)…clocked in an 800m time of 2:10.56i at Husky Classic (2/12/11, Seattle)…at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships finished eighth in mile (4:50.25i), ran the 1600m leg of the second-place Distance Medley Relay (11:18.14), and ran 800m in 2:22.60 (22nd)…DMR time was second-best all-time at WSU…Outdoor - Continued outstanding rookie collegiate year…ran team’s top 1500m time of 4:28.22 at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/11, Seattle)…at the Pac-10 Championships finished 11th in the steeplechase (10:57.69) and 17th in the 5000m (17:25.71)…ran WSU freshman school record time and fifth-best time in school records in the steeplechase of 10:31.14 for 27th at NCAA West Prelims (5/28/11, Eugene).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven varsity letters…one for cross country at North Kitsap High and six at Kingston High…three in cross country and three in track for coach Roger Coffman…finished 13th at state 4A cross country championships as a freshman…was the 2007 and 2009 state 2A cross country champion as a sophomore and senior after a second place finish as a junior…three-time All-Olympic League first team for cross country…finished 18th in the 2009 Footlocker Cross Country West Regional meet…during track season, won the state 2A title in 1600m as a sophomore and again as a senior…holds school records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 3-mile, 5000m, and 4x400m relay.
PERSONAL. Born in October 1991, in Philadelphia…father David is a lawyer who ran cross country and track at Brown University…mother Alison is a teacher…younger sisters Marina and Annie…graduated high school with a 3.9 grade point average…named Kingston High Student of the Year 2008-09…member of Honor Society and drama club…selected Kitsap County BAR Scholar Athlete and the Olympic League Scholar Athlete…earned a degree in fine arts and now earning second degree in human development at WSU.
ROBERT’S WSU BESTS
800m - 2:09.88 (2014)
Mile - 4:46.48i (2014)
1500m - 4:18.57 (2014)
3000m - 9:15.79i (2014) SR; 9:35.38 (2014)
5000m - 16:09.02 (2014) SR
3000m Steeplechase - 10:31.14 (2011) Freshman School Record
PAC-10/12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2014 1500m 7th 4:24.90
5000m 21st 17:13.72
2013 1500m 8th 4:20.16
2012 3000m Steeplechase 13th 10:37.20
2011 3000m Steeplechase 11th 10:57.69
5000m 17th 17:25.71
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES
2014 1500m 8th (1st rnd 4:22.49) / 21st (2nd rnd 4:29.85)
2013 1500m 19th (1st rnd 4:23.90)/ 24th (2nd rnd 4:40.81)
2012 3000m Steeplechase 48th 11:25.45
2011 3000m Steeplechase 27th 10:31.14