WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2008-09): Cross Country - Competed in six races, including Pre-Nationals, the Pac-10 Championships, Clash of the Inland Northwest, Sundodger Invitational, the Montana Invitational and the NCAA West Regional...finished third at the Clash of the Inland Northwest and 52nd at the Pac-10 Championships...injured and did not run at NCAA West Regional...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Cross Country - Competed in four races including Pre-Nationals...finished 60th overall, sixth on team, at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis)...placed 140th overall, seventh on team, at the NCAA West Regional (11/10/07, Eugene)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team...Indoor - Ran the mile, 3k and 5k during season without reaching PR times...Outdoor - Ran PR time in 1500m of 4:45.11 at Cougar Invite (4/26/08, Pullman)...also ran a 3k WSU-UW Dual and a 5k at Joyner-Kersee Invite in LA...named to Pac-10 Track & Field All-Academic second team.
FRESHMAN (2006-07): Cross Country - Ran in every race WSU competed in...emerged as a standout runner for WSU...best finish was second as an unattached runner at Idaho Jamboree...placed 33rd at Sundodger Invite, eighth at Montana Invitational...second on team and 99th overall at Pre-Nationals...41st overall, sixth Cougar to finish at Pac-10 Championships (10/28/06, Stanford)...83rd (sixth on team) at NCAA West Regionals (11/11/06, Portland)...Indoor - Ran freshman school record 5000m time of 17:45.83i (9th place) at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/24/07, Seattle)...set PRrs of 5:13.68i in the mile at the WSU Open (1/19/07) and 10:14.27i in the 3k at the Husky Classic (2/10/07, Seattle)...Outdoor - Established collegiate times in the 1500m (4:45.85) and 5000m (17:28.35).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Played three sports and earned eight varsity letters at West Valley High and Eisenhower High...four in cross country and three in track under former Cougar, Coach Phil English...one in fastpitch under Coach Brad Cramer...freshman year earned all-state selection as an outfielder in 3A State tournament...earned first team All-Mid Valley League...earned first team all-league in cross country...sophomore year placed fourth in 800m at state championships...placed 10th in state championships for cross country...earned first team all-league...Border Clash participant...as a junior earned Mid Valley Runner of the Year in track...placed fifth in state championships for cross country...earned all-state honors for cross country...named first team all-league...Border Clash participant...Yakima Valley Athlete of the Year nominee...senior year named Big Nine Runner of the Year for cross country...placed sixth at 4A State championships for cross country...earned 4A all-state cross country honors...placed fifth in 3200m at state championships with a PR time of 10:56...won 2006 Brooks Meet of Champions mile with a PR of 5:01...won 2006 senior all star cross country race...placed 20th at 2005 Border Clash...earned two wins in Ireland with Washington Cross Country team...Yakima Valley Athlete of the Year nominee.
PERSONAL. Born in March 1988, at Yakima, Wash...mother Jacki is a payroll officer who ran cross country and track at Eastern Washington University...younger brother Cody and older brother Zachary...graduated high school with a 3.993 GPA...member of the National Honor Society...Key Club member...Eisenhower High class of 2006 salutatorian...majoring in English at WSU.
VANDEBRAKE'S WSU BESTS
1500m - 4:45.11 (2008) Mile - 5:13.68i (2007) 3000m - 10:14.27i (2007) 5000m - 17:45.83i (2007) FSR