Wakefield only Pac-12 competitor with national academic honor.
Cougar miler runs 10k at national championships meet.
Ruby Roberts named to Pac-12 All-Academic First Team.
Todd Wakefield will represent the Cougars at the NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov. 17.
Wakefield was selected to an at-large berth to NCAA Championships.
WSU CAREER. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011): Cross Country - Was big-time contributor to cross country team...at Notre Dame Invite finished fifth on team, 96th overall to aid team's fifth-place finish...scored at Pac-12 Championships as fourth on team, 42nd overall, with 8k time of 24:32...took 41st overall, fourth on team at NCAA West Regional Championships with 10k time of 30:21...fifth scorer for WSU in NCAA Championships with 186th place finish...SOPHOMORE (2012): Indoor - Ran 800m time of 1:53.47i at Vandal Collegiate...led the team in mile with time of 4:05.54i which was 10th at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - At Pac-12 Championships ran 1500m prelim time of 3:48.21 for 12th and ran final in time of 3:50.06 for 10th...chopped four seconds off 1500m PR time to 3:43.91 at Portland Track Festival (6/8/12)...named Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention.
FRESHMAN (2011): Indoor - Arrived in Pullman in January 2011...team leader with mile time of 4:03.57i at Husky Classic (2/12/11, Seattle)finished 12th in the mile (4:12.12i) at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...Outdoor - Top time in 800m was 1:51.04 run at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/11, Seattle)...PR time in 1500m was 3:47.61 at Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11, Walnut)...finished 10th in 1500m (3:53.90) at Pac-10 Championships after running 3:52.30 in prelims (11th).
PRE-WSU CAREER. Competed while in high school at St. Gregory's College...freshman year won the Australian schoolboys U15 1500m title and was runner-up in the 800m...sophomore year won both races at the same ever...placed fourth in the 1500m at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (U18)...junior year finished fifth at World Schools Cross Country Championships (Czech Republic)...took fourth at Australian All-Schools Cross Country Championships 6k...also fifth in the 1500m at Commonwealth Youth Games (India) running 3:49.63 in the final...senior year was runner-up at Australian Junior (U20) Cross Country Championships (8k)...Australian Schoolboys Cross Country Champion...claimed Australian Junior (U20) 1500m title...ran PR time of 3:44.84 for 1500m in Sydney...finished sixth in the 1500 at the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships (July 2010) in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in time of 3:48.05...last fall ran 3000m time of 8:21.01.
PERSONAL. Born in April 1991 in Sydney, Australia...father Michael is general manager...mother Anita is a receptionist...older brother Craig...older sisters Michelle and Melissa, younger sister Maree...interested in a career as a sport and fitness educator.
WAKEFIELD'S WSU BESTS 800m - 1:53.47i (2012) 1500m - 3:43.91 (2012) Mile - 4:03.57i (2011)
PAC-10/12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2012 1500m 10th 3:50.06 (12th prelims/3:48.21) 2011 1500m 10th 3:53.90 (11th in prelims/3:52.30)