She’s nearing the end of her stay at Spokane Community College, but Bonners Ferry High School standout athlete and 2022 high honors graduate Camille Ussher isn’t going to graduate this spring not having made her mark, having set the school’s second all-time fastest time in the women’s indoor 600 meter dash … on the very first time she raced that distance.
Normally a distance runner, Camille gave her competition no chance at all at the Lauren McClusky Memorial Invitational in the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome in Moscow over the January 19 weekend, jumping out to a big lead and finishing at 1.40.09 … nearly two seconds ahead of the next runner and just 2.09 behind the all-time SCC Bigfoot 600M record holder, Gayle Falconer, who ran a 1.38 in 1979 … 45 years ago.
:We are very excited about her progress and believe she has some big things in store for the outdoor season,” coach Sean McLachlan said.
This achievement comes after a fantastic cross country season last fall, with Camille finishing third in the 5K conference championship in 19:10, shaving two minutes, 17 seconds off her freshman personal best, which gave her a 32nd place conference finish last year.
Camille is set to receive her associate’s degree this spring, and she plans to run next fall at Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, next fall.
“This is her last year with us,” McLachlan said. “Next year she will be running at LCSC. I think she is still trying to decide exactly what she would like to study, but is leaning towards biology. She will run the 800 and 1500 primarily and will also be on the 4×400 relay team.”