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Colin O'Neil
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redmond, WA
High School: Inglemoor

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Inglemoor High School near Redmond, Wash….placed eighth as a senior in the 1600 meters (4:19.02) and 11th in the 3200 meters(9:24.62).

PERSONAL: Engineering major…a top-seven runner for the Zags each year…presently one of the squad’s top guns…holds outdoor school record in the 10,000 meter (30:09.86) and 3000 meter (8:27.90)…holds the indoor school record for 5000 meter (14:28.21)…his 8000 meter cross country time of 24:29 is sixth all-time…role model: former world record distance runner Henry Rono…favorite Zag cross country moment: beating Oregon in a dual meet in 2011...best off-course Gonzaga moment: meeting former teammate Patrick Richie…nickname: none—nicknames are for people who aren’t feared enough to be called by their Christian name.

Colin O’Neil’s Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2011-12):  Cross Country:  Ran unattached in season-opening Clash of the Inland Northwest, finishing 17th in 19:11.0 for 6.2-miles…finished sixth in University of Oregon dual in Sunriver, Ore., in 20:14.8 for 4-miles as Gonzaga upset the Ducks…lone 8K outing of the seaosn was 25:57.4 for 57th at Erik Anderson Invitaional at Spokane’s Plantes Ferrry.  Track:  Concentrated on 5000 and 10,000 meters with some short speed work races…best 5K time of year was 14:51.09 in season-finale at West Coast Invitational hosted by Willamette University in Salem, Ore., to finish 11th in the second heat…best 10K outing was 30:49.43 to finish fifth in Section 2 at the San Francisco State Distacne Carnival…ran 2:04.67 for 800 meters to finish 25th at Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth University…lone 1500 meter outing was 4:03.12 to place 14th ats Sam Adams Classic.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13):  Cross Country:  Best 8K outing of the year was 24:08.21 in his first action of the season at the WCC Preview at Fernhill Park in Portland…placed 23rd in West Coast Conference Champiosnhip at Fernhill Park in 24:44…finished 109th in 31:44 for 10K at NCAA West Regional at Jefferson Golf Course in Seattle.  Track:  Did not compete.

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