Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Charlotte Prouse transfers from University of Washington to University of New Mexico...

Charlotte Prouse (left/photo by Paul Merca) announced Wednesday on her social media platforms that she is transferring from the University of Washington to the University of New Mexico.

Prouse, who finished her sophomore season of cross country last fall, did not compete in either indoor or outdoor track in the 2017 season.

The native of London, Ontario had a great start in the 2015-16 season, finishing 17th at the 2015 Pac-12 cross country championships, and 78th at the 2015 NCAA cross country championships in Louisville.

In the 2016 track season, Prouse was third at the Pac-12 championships in the steeplechase in Seattle, despite breaking a bone in her wrist in a fall during the race.  She finished ninth in that season’s NCAA championship race in the steeple. 

Screen shot of Prouse's announcement on Instagram
(courtesy Instagram)
A month later, Prouse set a Canadian and North American under-20 record in placing sixth in the steeple at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, running 9:44.62, the fifth fastest collegiate time that season, and the second best all time in Washington school history.

The 2016 cross country season started well for Prouse, as she won both the Sundodger and Washington Invitational races, and finished no worse than tenth in any of her races, until the NCAA championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she struggled to a 208th place finish.

Rumors that Prouse was considering transferring out of Washington began surfacing on the message boards in mid-June.  Attempts by to confirm these were unsuccessful until a few days ago when Prouse messaged publisher Paul Merca to confirm that she was indeed transferring, but could not officially say where.

Prouse will have two seasons of cross country eligibility and three seasons of indoor and outdoor track for the Lobos.

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