(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
COUGAR TO COUGAR: Krouse blazes athletic trail followed by her brothers for Chewelah Cougar family…
Division I track athlete Katilin Krouse got her start in Chewelah and finished it at Washington State University, placing 11th at the Pac-12 Championships her senior year
with a discus throw of a 154-feet and eight inches.
Going into her final meets this spring, Krouse was just happy to have more chances to throw. She had been working on extending her range in the discus to 50 meters which is
a distance that most people could only dream of, regardless of a discus, football or baseball.
“My experience at WSU has been better than I could have ever asked for,” Krouse said. “I have absolutely loved the experiences that this university and track have given me. Of
course, balancing track and school are not always rainbows and cupcakes, but the time put in has been well worth it.”
To say Krouse is motivated is an understatement; she graduated with a major in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle Level Math and will do her student
teaching placement this fall in Vancouver.