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Ado Closes Out the Season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships

Nov 20, 2021

Tallahassee, Fla.- Washington State men's cross country runner junior Amir Ado closed out the season at the 2021 NCAA Cross Country National Championships in Tallahassee, Florida Saturday, Nov. 20. The lone WSU runner finished the 10,000m race in 195th place with a time of 31:06.3 at the Apalachee Regional Park course.  

"I know it wasn't the race Amir wanted but I'm very proud of he competed. Making it to the national championships as an individual  is an amazing accomplishment," Coach Wayne Phipps said on Ado's performance. "Coming in to this season, he had not raced at all for over 18 months and he has overcome a great deal during that time; which makes all of this even more impressive." 

Ado is the first Cougar men's runner to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships since the WSU men competed as a team at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.  

Northern Arizona won the 31-team competition with 92 points. BYU's Conner Mantz won the individual title with a time of 28:33.1.  

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