WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2001-02): Indoor - Finished sixth at MPSF Championships with clearance of 1.70m/5-7(2/23/02, Flagstaff)…Outdoor - Added eighth place finish in high jump at Pac-10 Championships with leap of 1.71m/5-7 1/4 (5/19/02, Pullman)…best mark of season was 1.73m/5-8 at Washington Dual (5/4/02, Pullman).
SOPHOMORE (2000-01): Indoor - Finished sixth in high jump at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/23/01, Flagstaff) with mark of 1.71m/5-7 1/4i…PRd with NCAA PQ of 1.77m/5-9 3/4i at the Idaho Scoring Meet (2/10/01, Moscow)…height 28th-best nationally…Outdoor - Finished seventh in high jump at Pac-10 Championships (5/20/01, Berkeley) with clearance at 1.70m/5-7…had cleared 1.75m/5-8 3/4i twice in indoor season (4/14/01, Pullman and 5/5/01, Pullman). FRESHMAN (2000-01): Indoor - Cleared 1.72m/5-6 3/4i at the Bill Cosby Invite (2/12/00, Reno)…finished 12th (1.67m/5-5 3/4i) at MPSF Championships (2/26/00, Reno)…Outdoor - Struggled in the spring…top height was 1.69m/5-6 1/2 at the Stanford Invite (3/26/00).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters at Tahoma High in track and field for coach Jeana Haag…team won South Puget Sound League title junior and senior years - Pierce County League sophomore season…at the state 4A championship meet high jump, finished fifth as senior, second both junior and sophomore years…won league high jump and placed fourth in 100m hurdles as senior team captain…won high jump at West Central District meet both junior and senior (5-4) years, runner-up as sophomore (5-3)…took first-place at league championships by clearing 5-2 in the high jump as a sophomore…freshman year set a school record in the triple jump (32-2).
PERSONAL. Born 3/28/81 at Enumclaw, Washington…father Frank is a truck driver…mother Zara works as a cashier…brother Kyle (8/12/83)…National Honor Society member at Tahoma High…majoring in education.
WILLIS’ WSU BESTS High Jump - 1.77m / 5-9 3/4i (2001) 1.75m / 5-8 3/4 (2001)
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