Ruby Roberts named to Pac-12 All-Academic First Team.
Wakefield was selected to an at-large berth to NCAA Championships.
Cougars next competition is NCAA West Regionals Nov. 9.
Cougars training for Pac-12 Championships at end of month.
Andrew Kimpel and Andrew Gonzales are top Cougars placers.
WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Cross Country - Finished fourth at Clash of the Inland Northwest...first place in the Erik Anderson Invitational...first WSU woman to finish at Notre Dame Invitational at 38th overall...did not compete rest of the season due to injury...Indoor - At MPSF Championships finished 22nd in 1500m (4:53.18i)...ran lead leg of DMR for 10th with time of 11:33.46i - third best time in school records...Outdoor - At Stanford Invite nearly back to lifetime-best times in 800m (2:11.67) and 1500m (4:28.45)...at WSU-UW Dual ran steeplechase in 10:33.84, just 2 seconds off PR...finished 13th in steeplechase at Pac-12 Championships (10:37.20)...48th at NCAA West Prelims (11:25.45)...named Pac-12 All-Academic track and field first team.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Cross Country - Top Cougar woman finisher in each race this season...runner-up at WSU-UW Dual 4k in time of 14:11.97...won 5k at Anderson Invite (Spokane Valley) in time of 18:26.71...third place in 5k at Montana Invite in time of 17:54...135th in White Race at Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute) in time of 22:08.6...37th overall and first Cougar (21:06.70) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/10, Seattle)....first Cougar and 42nd overall (21:06.58) at NCAA West Regional 6k (10/13/10, Springfield)...Indoor - Ran the freshman school record mile time of 4:48.97i at Washington Invite (1/29/11, Seattle)...clocked in an 800m time of 2:10.56i at Husky Classic (2/12/11, Seattle)...at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships finished eighth in mile (4:50.25i), ran the 1600m leg of the second-place Distance Medley Relay (11:18.14), and ran 800m in 2:22.60 (22nd)...DMR time was second-best all-time at WSU...Outdoor - Continued outstanding rookie collegiate year...ran team's top 1500m time of 4:28.22 at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/11, Seattle)...at the Pac-10 Championships finished 11th in the steeplechase (10:57.69) and 17th in the 5000m (17:25.71)...ran WSU freshman school record time and fifth-best time in school records in the steeplechase of 10:31.14 for 27th at NCAA West Prelims (5/28/11, Eugene).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven varsity letters...one for cross country at North Kitsap High and six at Kingston High...three in cross country and three in track for coach Roger Coffman...finished 13th at state 4A cross country championships as a freshman...was the 2007 and 2009 state 2A cross country champion as a sophomore and senior after a second place finish as a junior...three-time All-Olympic League first team for cross country...finished 18th in the 2009 Footlocker Cross Country West Regional meet...during track season, won the state 2A title in 1600m as a sophomore and again as a senior...holds school records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 3-mile, 5000m, and 4x400m relay.
PERSONAL. Born in October 1991 in Philadelphia...father David is a lawyer who ran cross country and track at Brown University...mother Alison is a teacher...younger sisters Marina and Annie...graduated high school with a 3.9 grade point average...named Kingston High Student of the Year 2008-09...member of Honor Society and drama club...selected Kitsap County BAR Scholar Athlete and the Olympic League Scholar Athlete...majoring in Fine Arts at WSU.
ROBERT'S WSU BESTS 800m - 2:10.56i (2011) Mile - 4:48.97i (2011) 1500m - 4:28.22 (2011) 3000m - 9:56.65 (2011) 5000m - 17:25.71 (2011) 3000m Steeplechase - 10:31.14 (2011) Freshman School Record
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