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Abu Kamara
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Abu Kamara 1769823
Position: Hurdles
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
High School: Kent-Meridian HS

WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Indoor - Ran PR in 60m hurdles of 8.09i at the Don Kirby Invite for fifth place in final (2/14/15, Albuquerque)…at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships took 10th in 60m hurdles (8.17i)…Outdoor - Ran PR time in 110m hurdles of 14.50 at the Pac-12 Championships prelims, finishing 11th.

FRESHMAN (2013-14): Indoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached at the WSU Open II and ran the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.37i (2/22/14, Pullman)…Outdoor - Redshirt season…as an unattached competitor at the Cougar Invitational, ran the 110m hurdles in a time of 15.22w…during the summer, was slated to compete in the high hurdles for his native country of Sierra Leone at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene but did not start.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 10 letters at Kent-Meridian High School…two letters as a wide receiver for football coach Brett Allen…three letters as forward for basketball coach Brian Lockhart…one letter in cross country and four letters in track and field for coaches Ernie Ammons and Shane Barto…in basketball career won team honors of most inspirational, most improved and two-time named best defender…named to South Puget Sound League 4A North honorable mention hoops team twice…on the track, team won State 4A title in 2011…was runner-up in 110m hurdles and eighth in 300m hurdles at state meet…named team’s outstanding sophomore…junior year ran PRs of 14.50 and 38.78 in hurdles at West Central District meet…at state 4A Championships took fourth in 110m hurdles and 11th in 300m hurdles…at 2012 USATF Junior Olympics in Maryland had second-best 110m hurdles prelims time of 14.55 and ran same time in final for fourth place and All-America honors…senior year ran PR time in 110m hurdles of 14.45 and PR time in 300m hurdles of 38.73…at state 4A meet finished fifth in 110m hurdles and seventh in 300m hurdles.

PERSONAL. Born in March 1996, in Freetown, Sierra Leone…mother Isata Mansaray works in the healthcare…younger brother Ali…enjoys basketball, movies and cooking…majoring in psychology at WSU.


60m Hurdles - 8.09i (2015)

110m Hurdles - 14.50 (2015)

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