WSU sprinters in California while rest of team hosts Cougar Invite Saturday in Pullman.
WAR VI meet at Spokane Falls Community College.
Cougars fare well at team scoring meet.
Talented senior team captain runs PR in steeple which is third-best in WSU history.
Harris and Wordell compete in decathlon at Texas Relays.
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2011-12): Indoor - At MPSF Championships ran 200m in 22.05i for 17th...top 200m time of season was 21.90i at Vandal Collegiate (2/18/12, Moscow)...Outdoor - Season's best 400m hurdles time of 52.24 was at UCLA-Tennessee-WSU Duals...at Pac-12 Championships ran intermediate hurdles time of 54.02 (12th)...at NCAA West Prelims ran 400m hurdles in tine of 55.86 (47th).
SOPHOMORE (2010-11). Indoor - Ran the 400m dash in 49.88 at Husky Classic...Outdoor - Ran a PR time of 51.54 in 400m hurdles in prelim heats at Pac-10 Championships (5/13/11, Tucson)...finished fifth in final with time of 51.60...at NCAA West Prelims in Eugene finished 18th in intermediate hurdles quarterfinals in 52.14 after running 51.59 in first round.
FRESHMAN (2009-10): Indoor - Opened season with 60m hurdles time of 8.92i at WSU Open (1/16/10, Pullman)...ran 400m time of 49.19i for 11th at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/27/10, Seattle)...ran second leg of distance medley relay for sixth at MPSF meet...Outdoor - Collegiate-best 400m hurdles time of 53.64 at Johnson/Joyner-Kersee meet (4/9/10, Los Angeles)...finished 11th in intermediate hurdles at Pac-10 Championships in time of 55.06.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Riverside Christian...earned two varsity letters for cross country under coach Ken Yager...awarded four varsity letters for his dad, track coach Scott Wells...2006 state 110m and 300m hurdles competitor as a freshman...sophomore year was Mid-Valley league champion in both hurdles and 400m relay...relay squad runners-up at state...Crusaders' team won 2007 state title...junior year set five school records - 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and 4x100m relay...league champion in 110m, 300m hurdles, 100m dash and 4x100m relay...won state 2B titles in 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles 4x100m relay...team was runner-up at state meet...won 4x400m relay and took third in intermediate hurdles at Washington/Oregon Meet of Champions...senior year (2009) set school records 100m, 200, 400m, 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay...did not lose a 300m hurdles race all season...won state titles in 110m hurdles (14.86), 300m hurdles and 4x100m relay...placed second at state in 100m dash...led Crusader boys team track championship at state...two-time Mid Valley League Track Athlete of the Year...twice nominated for the Yakima Valley Track Athlete of the Year which was awarded in 2009 to his future WSU teammate, Brett Blanshan (Selah).
PERSONAL. Born in Yakima, Washington in April 1991...father Scott is a school administrator and competed as a 400m hurdler at University of Washington...mother Jennifer is a veterinary technician...enjoys fishing, BMX, video games and paintball...track team was academic state champions in 2008...majoring in movement studies.
WELLS' WSU BESTS 200m - 21.90i (2012) 60m Hurdles - 8.92i (2010) 400m Hurdles - 51.54 (2011)
PAC-10/12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2012 400m Hurdles 12th 54.02 2011 400m Hurdles 5th 51.60 (51.54 prelims) 2010 400m Hurdles 11th 55.06
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES 2012 400m Hurdles 47th 55.86 2011 400m Hurdles 18th 52.14 (11th in prelims/51.59)