TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Washington State men’s cross country runner junior Amir Ado closed out the season Saturday with a 195th-place finish at the 2021 NCAA national meet at the Apalachee Regional Park course.
The lone Cougar competitor finished the 10K race with a time of 31 minutes, 6.3 seconds.
Ado is the first Cougar men’s runner to compete at the national meet since the WSU men competed as a team at the NCAA championships on Nov. 18, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.
COLLEGE SWIMMINGWSU takes fourth at meet in Houston
HOUSTON — Washington State’s swimming team won two events and met two NCAA B standards on the final day of the Phill Hansel Invitational at the University of Houston.
The Cougars placed fourth in the eight-team event with 923 points. Rice won with 1,192 points.
Senior Chloe Larson won the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.02 seconds, setting an NCAA B standard in the process. The 400 free relay of Larson, senior Emily Barrier and freshmen Angela Di Palo and Selena Duran took the 400 free relay in a time of 3:19.23, a school record.
Senior Mackenzie Duarte placed third in the 200 breaststroke, but she set an NCAA B standard with a time of 2:13.71.
The Cougars next compete in the PNW Invitational from Jan. 15-16 at Gibb Pool.
Team scores — 1. Rice 1,192; 2. San Diego State 1,187; 3. Houston 1,052; 4. Washington State 923; 5. Colorado State 752; 6. Tulane 588.5; 7. Air Froce 528; 8. New Mexico 327.5.
Washington State placers
200 backstroke — 2. Taylor McCoy 1:56.26.
100 freestyle — 1. Chloe Larson 49.02.
200 breaststroke — 3. Mackenzie Duarte 2:13.71.
200 butterfly — 5. Ilaria Moro 2:01.66.
400 free relay — 1. Washington State (Larson, Angela Di Palo, Emily Barrier, Selena Duran) 3:19.23.