blankRob Webster, Jr.
Senior Joey Bywater assures himself of an individual NCAA bid while hoping the team qualifies as well.
The Husky women's team looks to earn a fifth-consecutive NCAA West Regional title.
Washington will now host the NCAA West Regional meet on Nov. 9
Katie Flood looks to defend her individual Pac-12 title as the Huskies are one of four teams ranked in the top-six nationally.
The largest race fields all season assemble in Madison with over half the ranked squads in the NCAA.
Webster Jr. Features
2012 (Cross Country): An excellent final cross season as he and Joey Bywater were the only two runners in the top-five for UW at every meet ... closed out his cross country career with a career-best 27th-place finish at the West Regional Championships at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle, the second Husky finisher, helping the team to fifth-place ... also took 27th overall, fourth on the team, in his final Pac-12 Championships, running 24:17 ... second on the team in a season-best 8k time of 24:07 at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, placing 70th in the large field ... 33rd overall and fourth among Huskies at the Bill Dellinger Invite ... started the season with an eighth-place run at the Sundodger Invite at Lincoln Park, fourth on the squad.
2011-12: Had a late start to his season after coming back from a summer injury, but made a big contribution once again down the stretch ... ran in UW's top-three in both postseason races, starting with a 35th-place effort, third on the team, at the inaugural Pac-12 Championships in Arizona, running a time of 24:22 ... then placed 48th, second among Huskies, at the NCAA West Regional Championships at Stanford, running 30:28 for the 10k course ... only other race was the Wisconsin Invitational, where he was the No. 4 Husky runner placing 186th in the huge field in his season debut ... (Track): Was running well to start the indoor track season but had his year cut short due to an injury setback ... scored at the MPSF Championships indoors, running a big career-best in the 5,000-meters of 13:55.16 to finish seventh ... that 5k time made him the sixth Husky to go under 14-minutes indoors, ranking him fifth overall on the UW top-10 list ... also ran 14:03.01 in the 5k to take seventh in the Husky Classic ... ran 8:09.12, second-best on the team, for 3,000-meters at the UW Invitational ... did not compete outdoors.
2010-11: Joined the Husky lineup in the second half of the season and quickly rose to UW's No. 1 runner for the postseason ... led Washington for the first time in his career at the Pac-10 Championships, hosted by UW at Jefferson Park Golf Course, as he placed 27th in 24:15 ... backed up that effort with a 34th-place finish in his first NCAA West Regional meet, leading UW once again to a sixth-place team finish ... ran for the first time in 2010 at Pre-Nationals, placing 155th overall, third on the team ... (Track): Outdoor season was cut short by injury two meets in ... started with a PR in the 10k by a full minute, running 29:50.21 at the Stanford Invitational ... indoors, took 11th in the 5,000m at the MPSF Championships in another personal-best of 14:05.50, the sixth-best time in school history and second-best on the team ... another PR came in the 3k at the Husky Classic, where he turned in a 8:13.63 ... also lowered his mile personal-best to 4:10.78 in the UW Final Qualifier.
2009-10: Made major progress in his first season competing attached ... ran in the top-seven for the first time at the Pre-National Meet, placing 86th overall as the Huskies were fifth in the Blue Race ... ran in his first Pac-10 Championships and placed in the Top-50, coming in 44th, eighth among Huskies, in 24:35 ... won the Emerald City Open title for the second year in a row, finishing the tough 8k course in 25:59, 18-seconds faster than his winning time from the previous year ... was 25th at the Sundodger Invite to start the year ... (Track): Ran his first career 10,000-meters at his first career Pac-10 Championship meet, placing 17th in 30:54.16 ... took second in the 5,000-meters at the Ken Shannon Invite with a PR of 14:32.56 ... was fifth in the 1,500m and 10th in the 3,000m at the UW-WSU dual, and also placed 13th at the Pepsi Team Invite for 5,000-meters in a time of 14:47.58 ... redshirted the indoor season.
2008-09: Redshirted the season, competing three times unattached ... won the Emerald City Open at Woodland Park in second race ... opened the year with a 43rd-place finish at the Sundodger Invite ... also ran the 6K at the Cascade Conference Preview ... (Track): Competed just twice indoors, running the 3,000-meters both times ... top performance was 8:27.13 at the UW Invitational.
High School and Personal: Born in Tacoma, Washington ... parents are Becky Monette and Rob Webster, Sr. ... brothers Steven and Andrew ... father Rob was an All-American mid-distance runner at Washington from 1979-82, placing 9th in the 800-meters at the 1982 NCAA Championships ... Webster Sr.'s best 800m time of 1:47.21 ranks second all-time at Washington and was the school record for 24 years ... took second place as a senior at the 2007 Washington State 4A Cross Country Championships ... finished 7th at the Nike BorderClash in 2007 ... 7th in the 3200m at the Golden West Invitational in a personal best 9:20 ... competed at the Footlocker West Region Championships in 2007, finishing 15th ... placed 4th in Best of the U.S. Amateur Nationals representing Washington ... also competed in swimming and diving in high school ... competes regularly in triathlons and placed fourth in the national triathlon championships in Florida in Oct. of 2007 ... named a Boys Cross Country All-Star by the Seattle P-I.
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