Vukicevic and Simmons reach runner-up finishes in their events.
12th Annual Cougar Invitational meet produced personal and seasonal-best marks for WSU.
Saturday, April 21 at Mooberry Track Complex
Eight women and six men honored for academic accomplishments.
Cougars defeat UCLA and Tennessee men's teams.
WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2011-12): Cross Country - Scored for Cougar women in the first two races of the season and in Pac-12 Championships...finished 11th at Clash of Inland Northwest and sixth at Erik Anderson Invitational...third Cougar and 72nd overall at Pac-12 Championships...200th at the 2011 NCAA West Regionals...named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
JUNIOR (2010-11): Cross Country - Finished eighth in 4k at WSU-UW Dual (Ephrata) in time of 14:53.72...finished sixth at Anderson Invite (Spokane Valley) 5k in time of 19:01.00...19th in 5k at Montana Invite in time of 18:56...226th in White Race at Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute) in time of 23:06.0...78th overall (22:41.84) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/10, Seattle)...sixth on team, 143rd overall at NCAA West Regional with 6000m time of 22:26.96 (11/13/10, Springfield)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Cross Country - Consistent scorer in all five races for the Cougars...placed eighth (fourth on team) at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...earned 40th place (third on team) at Roy Griak Invitational...137th place (third on team) at ISU Pre-Nationals...finished 70th (fourth on team) at Pac-10 Championships...finished te season with a 94th place finish (third on team) at the NCAA West Regionals...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Cross Country - Competed in six races...top finishes were ninth at the Montana Invitational, 10th at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...49th at the Sundodger Invitational and 67th at the Pac-10 Championships...125th (seventh on team) at NCAA West Regional...Indoor - Had the top Cougar time in the 5000m, a freshman school record time of 17:36.77i run at the Husky Classic (2/14/09, Seattle)...also ran the mile in 5:08.79i...Outdoor - Debut season in steeplechase...ran NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 10:47.27 at UCLA Johnson/Joyner-Kersee meet (4/11/09)...17th in steeple at Pac-10 Championships (11:17.88)...28th in steeple at NCAA West Regional (11:30.70).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 10 varsity letters at Bainbridge High...four in basketball under coach Penny Geinger...three in both cross country and track under coach Anne Howard-Lindquist...on Spartan basketball team starting shooting guard as junior...named second team All-Kitsap, honorable mention All-Metro League...senior year set school basketball records for most 3-pointers in a game (7), in a season, and career...team advanced to state 3A tournament...named first team All-Kitsap and second team All-Metro...played on Total Package AAU basketball team for coaches Megan and Craig Murray...during cross country competed at state 3A meet three years with fourth place finish senior season...named to all-state team and senior all star team...named Seattle PI cross country all star...raced in 2007 BorderClash...on the track, placed seventh in 1600m race at 2007 state meet (PR 5:11.34)...senior year finished second at district meet in both 1600m and 3200m (PR 11:09.53)...at state 3A championships, placed sixth in 1600m and seventh in 3200m...competed in the Brooks Meet of Champions...named co-Female Athlete of the Year by the Kitsap Sun.
PERSONAL. Born July 1989, in Seattle Wash...father Greg is a construction manager ...mother Doreen is a nurse and a WSU grad...younger sister Mallory Anne...grandfather Gordon Farrar was a high jumper and long jumper on the Cougar track team and was the Pacific Coast Conference Northern Division broad jump champion...many other relatives are WSU graduates...National Honors Society member with a 3.87 GPA...Bainbridge High Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year...nominee for Kitsap Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year...majoring in marketing and professional writing.
FARRAR'S WSU BESTS 1500m - 4:42.28 (2009) Mile - 5:08.79i (2009) 3000m - 11:07.81i (2010) 5000m - 17:36.77i Freshman SR (2009) 3000m Steeplechase - 10:47.27 (2009)
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