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Lisa Waananen
Lisa Waananen

RS Freshman

Maple Grove, Minnesota

High School:
Maple Grove Senior High




WSU CAREER. FRESHMAN (2004-05): Cross Country - Finished 24th running unattached in at the Idaho Jamboree (9/3/04, Moscow)...Redshirt season...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 12 letters at Maple Grove Senior High, five in track running distance for coach Rick Peterson and one in cross country for coach Pam Hennen...three letters in soccer for coaches Ben LaVahn and Stacey Nelson and three in Nordic skiing for coach Kirsten Anderson...senior year, was cross country state champion...captained track team and selected as team mvp...earned all conference honors in Nordic a junior, was state champion in 3200m...earned all state honors in 1600m...named Gear Running Store Runner of the Year finalist...finished fourth at the Golden West Invitational 3200m...was state runner up in 3200m as a sophomore...earned all state honors in 1600m and all conference honors in 1600m and 3200m...freshman year, named all conference in 1600m and 3200m...voted track team mvp...holds MGSH school records in 800m (2:16), 1600m (4:56) and 3200m (10:29).

PERSONAL. Born Lisa Lynn Waananen 4/10/86, at Lafayette, Ind...father Kurt is an engineer at General Mills...mother Susan is a Mark (2/8/91)...sister Amy (3/21/93)...tenth family member to attend WSU...father Kurt was a pitcher for Cougar baseball and is last pitcher to throw a no-hitter for the Cougs...uncle Dick Olsen ran track for WSU...grand parents Bob and Carol Smawley are longtime Washington State and Pullman community leaders...grandfather Martin Waananen is a former professor of agricultural economics at WSU and late grandmother Joan Waananen was a teacher in the Pullman community...enjoys reading and art...graduated No.1 in class of 567 with 4.0 GPA...National Merit Scholar...interested in pursuing a degree in sociology.

Washington State Cougars Cross Country