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WSU Cross Country BIO
Lee George
Player Profile:
Lee George 1264765
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ferndale, Wash.
High School: Ferndale HS

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2013-14): Cross Country - First Cougar at Clash of the Inland Northwest 6k and fifth place overall (18:28)...12th place finish overall, third Cougar, at Sundodger Invitational 8k (24:16.01)...missed two races due to injury and did not finish five-mile race at Notre Dame Invitational...finished 17th overall, fifth Cougar, at Inland Empire Classic 8k (24:27)...took 45th overall, fourth Cougar finisher, at Pac-12 Championships 8k (26:23)...finished 81st overall, fifth Cougar, at the NCAA West Regional Championships 10k (31:37)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country honorable mention…Indoor - At MPSF Championships took 14th in mile with time of 4:09.21i and ran on Distance Medley Relay for fourth place with time of 9:53.38i (3/1/14, Seattle)…Outdoor - Best 1500m time of season was 3:49.84 at UCLA Dual meet…finished 18th in 1500m at Pac-12 Championships (3:56.32).

SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Cross Country - Fifth-place at Clash of Inland NW 6k (18:30.7)...fourth on team, 54th overall at Notre Dame 5-mile (24:33)...DNF at Inland Empire meet due to Cougar finisher at Pac-12 Championships at 24th running 8k in 24:14...fourth on team 39th overall at 2012 NCAA West Regional with 10k time of 30:27…named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country honorable mention…Indoor - Ran PR times in 800m of 1:57.11i at Bronco Invite (1/19/13, Nampa) and in mile of 4:05.99i at Idaho Collegiate II (2/15/13, Moscow)…16th in mile at MPSF Championships (4:07.62i)…Outdoor - Top 1500m time was 3:48.32 at Stanford Invite…finished 18th in 1500m at Pac-12 Championships (3:52.60)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention team.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011-12): Cross Country - Finished eighth overall and fifth on WSU team at Inland Northwest Classic...took 66th overall, sixth on team at Pac-12 Championships...placed 65th overall, seventh on team at NCAA West Regional meet with 10k time of 30:47...competed on WSU’s seven-man team at NCAA Championships, placing 232nd…Indoor - Ran PR time in mile of 4:11.40i at Vandal Collegiate (2/18/12, Moscow)…tallied PR time in 3000m at Husky Classic of 8:24.71i (2/10/12, Seattle)…Outdoor - Ran 1500m PR time of 3:47.54 at Stanford Invite (4/6/12)…also PR time in 800m of 2:01.97 at WSU-UW Dual (4/28/12, Pullman)…at the Pac-12 Championships ran 1500m prelims in 3:47.56 (11th) and finished 12th in final (3:56.93).

FRESHMAN (2011): Enrolled at WSU in January 2011…Indoor - Redshirt season…Outdoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached at Cougar Invite running 1500m in 4:00.24.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight letters in his tenure at Ferndale High School…four in track and field and four in cross country…served as team captain for both teams as a senior…set the school record for the mile and two mile at Ferndale in his senior year…was district champion in both the mile and two mile as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in May 1992, in Bellingham, Wash…father Gaylen is a plumber…mother Wilma works as the AVP for Whidbey Island Bank…older brothers Austin and Nick…father ran cross country and track for Central Washington University…was a member of the Human Relations Council in high school…enjoys playing games…majoring in history at WSU.

800m - 1:57.11i (2013)
1500m - 3:47.54 (2012)
Mile - 4:05.99i (2013)
3000m - 8:24.71i (2012)
2014       1500m             18th              3:56.32
2013       1500m             18th              3:52.60
2012       1500m             12th              3:56.93 (prelims, 11th 3:47.82)
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