WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2001-02): Cross Country - Dropped out of the Pac-10 Championships with probable heat exhaustion (10/27/01, Scottsdale)…finished 33rd (3rd WSU runner) at the NCAA West Regional Championships (11/10/01, Tucson).
JUNIOR (2000-01): Cross Country - Number two runner most of season until Pac-10 Championships (10/28/00, Seattle) where he finished 21st overall and first among WSU runners…at NCAA West Regional (11/11/00, Fresno) placed 50th (2nd WSU runner)…Indoor - Runner-up in 3000m (8:50.14i) at MPSF Championships (2/23/01, Flagstaff)…at same meet ran the last leg of the winning distance medley relay (10:26.49i) which assured the WSU men of the team championship…Outdoor - Ran PR time in the steeplechase of 8:55.78 to finish third at the Pac-10 Championships (5/20/01, Berkeley)…PRd in every event run in spring…top times on team in 1500m (3:47.29) and steeple.
SOPHOMORE (1999-00): Cross Country - Was the top Cougar runner at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a 32nd finish in a time of 31.38 for the 10,000m course (11/13/99, Troutdale, Ore.)…Indoor - Ran top 3000m time of 8:25.14i at Vandal Indoor (2/18/00, Moscow)…PRs in mile (4:17.08i) and 5k (14:58.25i) came at Idaho Last Chance (3/4/00)…finished 10th in the 5k (15:12.32i) at the MPSF Championships (2/26/00, Reno)…Outdoor - Ran top steeplechase time of 9:19.35 at WSU Invite (5/6/00, Pullman)…finished 11th in 10k at Pac-10 Championships (5/21/00, Eugene).
PREVIOUS COLLEGES. Attended Clatsop Community College in fall 1998 but did not compete in cross country…at East Tennessee State (spring 1999): Participated in spring track season…at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships (4/24/99, Johnson City, Tenn.) was runner-up in 10,000m race in time of 32:04.40…finished 10th in 5,000m at same meet with time of 15:34.63.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Graduated from Jesuit College Prep, Carmichael, California, in 1997…part of the Metro League of Sacramento…earned three varsity letters running cross country and track for coach Walt Lange…as a junior finished 13th at state cross country championships…team won state title.
PERSONAL. Born 11/11/79 at Auburn, California…father James is a small business owner and mother Nellie is a homemaker in Manzanita, Oregon…sister Rebecca (3/27/87)…brothers James, David, Tim, Dan, Mark and Peter…David (Arkansas), Tim (Sacramento State), and Dan (East Tennessee State) ran cross country and track in college…enjoys hunting…majoring in political science at WSU.
WELSH’S WSU BESTS 800m - 1:54.13i (2001) 1500m - 3:47.29 (2001) Mile - 4:11.07i (2001) 3000m - 8:23.67i (2001) 5000m - 14:52.56 (2001) 10,000m - 30:04.93 (2000) Steeplechase - 8:55.78 (2000)
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