Cougar men in third place after first day.
Cougars will compete again Saturday at the Idaho Open meet in Moscow.
Cougars break a trio of meet records.
WSU Open Indoor meet showcases selected veterans as well as newcomers.
WSU CAREER. FRESHMAN (2011-12): Indoor - Top time in 60m hurdles was 8.14i at Vandal Indoor (2/3/12, Moscow)...at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships placed fifth in 60m hurdles with time of 8.22i...Outdoor - Ran 110m hurdles in 14.35w at UCLA-Tennessee-WSU Duals (3/31/12, Los Angeles)...best non-winded mark was 14.71 at Stanford Invite (4/6/12)...at Pac-12 Championships ran high hurdles in 15.28 (19th).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Newport High...two in cross country for coach Mike Fredrick...four in track and field for coach Barry Sartz...given the Newport High Golden Spike Award all four years for track team MVP...as a freshman the Grizzlies were league track champions...sophomore season won Northeast A League 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles titles...at state 1A championship meet won 110m hurdles after running PR time of 15.08 in prelims...team finished third at state...junior year ran 60m dash (7.72i) and 60m hurdles (8.58i) at WSU Indoor Open...ran PR time in high hurdles of 14.55...at state 1A championship meet repeated as 110m hurdles winner and finished third in 300m hurdles...team took fifth place at state...senior year suffered a torn ACL playing soccer...recovered enough to compete in spring...ran PR time of 14.20 in winning 110m hurdles at regional meet...captured third consecutive 110m hurdles state championship...at state meet finished third in 300m hurdles with PR time of 39.93....team finished fifth at state meet...ran on Greater Spokane Track Club for coach Linda Lanker...at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships fell in prelims and did not advance.
PERSONAL. Born in Sandpoint, Idaho...father Farren is a machinist...mother Jolene...Aric is 11th of 15 children...older brothers Aaron, Adam, Andrew, Austen, James, and Raymond...younger brothers Allen, Ammon and Ayden...older sisters Amee, Angie, Kendra, and Tracy...younger sister Arielle...enjoys hunting and fishing...planning to major in kinesiology.
WALDEN'S WSU BESTS 60m Hurdles - 8.14i (2012) 110m Hurdles - 14.35w (2012); 14.71 (2012)
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