Cougars dominate home meet with 22 wins.
Cougars find wins among elite competitors.
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 opens outdoor season at SCC Dusty Lane Open Track & Field Meet.
WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2011-12): Cross Country - Finished 11th overall at Notre Dame Invitational leading Cougar men to fifth place team standing at elite meet...placed 17th overall, second on team at Pac-12 Championships with 8k time of 23:44...placed 16th overall, second on team at NCAA West Regionals with 10k time of 29:47...named to All-Region team...second to finish for WSU in NCAA Championships, taking 79th overall...Indoor - At MPSF Championships ran 5000m PR time of 13:54.74i for fifth place (2/25/12, Seattle)...also ran 3k in 8:20.45i (25th)...Outdoor - Ran PR time in 3000m of 8:13.04 at UCLA-Tennessee-WSU Duals (3/31/12, Los Angeles)...at Pac-12 Championships ran 5k in 15:35.57 for 29th...at Portland Track Festival ran 5k outdoor PR time of 14:06.81 (6/9/12).
JUNIOR (2010-11): Cross Country - Won the WSU-UW Dual meet (Ephrata) running 6k in 18:22.64...finished third at Anderson Invite (Spokane Valley) with 8k time of 25:19.58...52nd in White Race at Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute) in time of 24:35.5...20th overall and first Cougar (24:02.07) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/10, Seattle)...104th overall, fourth on team in 10k at NCAA West Regional (11/13/10, Springfield, Ore.) in time of (31:50.78)...Indoor - Redshirt season...competed unattached running a 3000m time of 8:34.55i...SOPHOMORE (2011): Outdoor - Was team's top runner in 3000m with PR of 8:16.73 at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/11, Seattle) and in 5000m with time of 14:28.33 at Mt. SAC Relays.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Cross Country - Placed 25th (fourth on team) at Roy Griak invitational...40th place finish (first on team) at ISU Pre-Nationals as team took seventh...took 57th place (sixth on team) at the Pac-10 Championships...ended season with a 58th place finish (fourth on team) at the NCAA West Regionals...Indoor - Ran PR time in 3000m of 8:24.19i at Texas A&M Challenge (1/30/10, College Station)...also clocked PR in mile with time of 4:08.77i at Husky Classic (2/13/10, Seattle)...20th in 3k at MPSF Champs (8:30.16i) and sixth on DMR (9:49.23i)...REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010): Outdoor - Solid spring on the track...had PRs in 1500m, 3000m and 5000m...ran 1500m in 3:51.48 at Dusty Lane Open (3/21/10, Spokane)...won 3000m at Cougar-Husky Dual meet (4/1/10, Pullman) with time of 8:19.04...finished 11th in 5000m at Pac-10 Championships (5/16/10, Berkeley) in time of 14:09.08.
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Cross Country - Ran in five races, one unattached...finished third at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...finished 53rd (seventh on team) at the Pac-10 Championships (10/31/08, Eugene)...126th at NCAA West Regional (11/15/08, Palo Alto)...Indoor - Opened season with 800m time of 2:00.52i at WSU Open (1/24/09, Pullman)...ran the mile in 4:21.57i at Cougar Indoor (1/31/09, Pullman)...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL. Earned eight varsity letters at Tahoma High...four in cross country and four in track, all under coach Gary Conner...four-time South Puget Sound League cross country first team selection...won Seaside Blue course as freshman took second place as junior as team won championship...took second place in Seaside Red course race as sophomore as team won boys' title...won White Pass Race junior year...Tahoma won SPSL title junior year, second place sophomore and senior seasons...finished fourth at state 4A meet twice plus another top 20 finish...team finished third and fifth at state xtry meets...senior season named to All-Bowerman team...finished 10th at Foot Locker West and 36th at Foot Locker National meet...Nike Pre-Nationals champion...NTN Northwest Regional champion...second place at Western Regional Foot Locker...won Seaside Hard Course meet...competed in three BorderClash races taking second place in 2007...on the track, set school record in 3200m (9:19.37) in 2006, in 1600m (4:14.63) in 2007...competed at state 4A championships all four years...second place in 3200 in 2008...took second place at 2005 Junior Olympics Cross Country meet (Rhode Island).
PERSONAL. Born in December 1989, in Renton...father Dale Lafler...mother Teresa Rannow...three sisters - Ashlee and Madee Lou Rannow, and Tiffany Lafler...brother Zach Rannow...enjoys movies...won the Outstanding Scholastic Award at Tahoma High in 2007...majoring in general social sciences.
LAFLER'S WSU BESTS 800m - 2:00.52i (2009) 1500m - 3:51.48 (2010) Mile - 4:10.77i (2010) 3000m - 8:13.04 (2012) 5000m - 13:54.74i (2012)
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