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.

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