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WSU Cross Country BIO
Caroline Austin
Player Profile:
Caroline Austin 1264799
Position: XC
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chehalis, Washington
High School: W.F. West High


Caroline Austin
Caroline Austin

Chehalis, Wash.

High School:
W.F. West High

Middle Distance

2012-13 Cross Country and Track & Field Women's Team Captain

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2011-12): Cross Country - Scored in all six races in fall 2011...second Cougar to cross the finish line in first three races, and led team in final three...led Cougar women in Pac-12 Championships by finishing 39th with 6k time of 21:10...also leader at NCAA West Regionals with 40th place finish and 6k time of 21:19...Indoor - Ran a PR time in the 3000m of 9:46.27i at Husky Classic (2/10/12), taking over 10 seconds off her previous PR time...finished 31st in 3k (9:58.93i) and 10th in DMR (11:33.46i - third best time in school records) at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Top competitive season for Austin in collegiate career...hit PRs in four UCLA/Tennessee/WSU dual meet ran 3000m in 9:58.68 (3/31/12, Los Angeles)...PR in 800m of 2:12.45 and in 1500m of 4:29.37 came at Stanford Invite (4/6/12)...reached a PR in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 10:28.91 (4/19/12, Walnut)...bettered that time with ninth-place finish in steeple at Pac-12 Championships clocking a PR of 10:28.59 (5/13/12, Eugene), the fifth-fastest in WSU history...finished 23rd at NCAA West Prelims (10:41.79).

SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Cross Country - Finished fifth in 4k at WSU-UW Dual (Ephrata) in time of 14:36.25...runner-up won 5k at Anderson Invite (Spokane Valley) in time of 18:42.42...seventh in 5k at Montana Invite in time of 18:16...156th in White Race at Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute) in time of 22:20.1...48th overall and second Cougar (21:31.00) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/10, Seattle)...second Cougar and 96th overall at NCAA West Regional with 6000m time of 21:53.24 (11/13/10, Springfield)...Indoor - Ran a PR time in the 3000m of 9:57.02i at the Husky Classic (2/12/11, Seattle) the MPSF Championships finished 18th in the 800m (2:15.05i) and 15th in the mile (4:58.18i)...Outdoor - Dropped five seconds off 1500m PR with time of 4:32.81 at Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11, Walnut) WSU-UW Dual meet cut over half-minute off 3000m steeplechase with time of 10:32.58 (4/29/11, Seattle) - sixth-best time in school history...finished eighth in steeple (10:42.59) at Pac-10 Championships and 34th in 5k (18:12.48)...steeple time at NCAA West Prelims was 10:36.89 (34th).

FRESHMAN (2009-10): Cross Country - Competed in four events...finished 21st running unattached at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...223rd place finish (sixth on team) at ISU Pre-National Meet...placed 80th (sixth on team) at the Pac-10 Championships...earned a 133rd place finish (sixth on team) at the NCAA West Regionals to finish the season...Indoor - At Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/27/10, Seattle) ran two PRs - 800m of 2:14.03i (11th) and mile time of 4:56.16i (12th)...Outdoor - Continued strong rookie year with 800mtime of 2:14.96 (Stanford Invite), 1500m time of 4:37.68 (Mt. SAC Relays), and 3000m steeplechase time of 11:08.45 for 12th at Pac-10 Championships (5/16/10, Berkeley).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight varsity letters at W.F. West High...Earned four letters in track and field and two in cross country...named captain of the cross country team senior year...the 2008 Evergreen League cross country champion...took third in state 2A for cross country during senior season...state 2A 800m took fifth place, ran a prelim time of 2:15.89...during junior season women's team placed second place at districts...placed fourth at 2007 state 2A cross country meet...on the 4x200 district championship relay team junior season...earned fourth place in 2008 state 1600m...800m league and district champion junior year and took third place in state...took second place at the state 2A track and field meet in the 800m and fourth in the 1600m...also earned one letter in cheerleading and one letter in soccer.

PERSONAL. Born in July 1991, in Tacoma, Wash...father Bobby is a chef...mother Lola is a social worker...three older brothers, Tyler, Michael, and Elijah...three older sisters, Rachel, Mary, and Rebecca...great uncle is former WSU tennis coach Rex Davis...member of chamber choir for four years...was a member of 4-H for 13 years...took part in Link Crew for two years...majoring in movement studies.

800 - 2:12.45 (2012)
1500m - 4:29.37 (2012)
Mile - 4:56.16i (2010)
3000m - 9:46.27i (2012)
5000m - 18:12.48 (2011)
3000m Steeplechase - 10:28.59 (2012)

PAC-10/12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2012 3000m Steeplechase 9th 10:28.59 2011 3000m Steeplechase 8th 10:42.59 5000m 34th 18:12.48 2010 3000m Steeplechase 12th 11:08.45

NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES 2012 3000m Steeplechase 23rd 10:41.79 2011 3000m Steeplechase 34th 10:36.89

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