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Colin O'Neil
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redmond, WA
High School: Inglemoor
Experience: 2 Letters

 

HIGH SCHOOL:  Attended Inglemoor high…sophomore cross country season ran season-best 5K of 16:48.00 to placed 35th in 4A KingCo Championship…placed 50th in 4A Bi-District II/IV Championship in 17:09.00…junior season finished fifth in 3-mile 4A Bi-District II/IV in career-best 15:08.67…won three-way meet in 17:24.31 for 5K and set career-best 5K of 16:03.23 to finished second in Tomahawk Twilight Invitational in Marysville, Wash.…placed third in Northshore School District Championship in 16:03.08 and placed eighth in 4A KingCo Championship in 16:08.36…finished 49th in Washington State 4A Championship…senior season won Bellevue High School Cross Country Invitational in 17:34.61 for 5K…won a pair of three-way meets…finished eighth in 4A KingCo Championship in season-best 16:06.00 and fourth in 4A District 1 Championship in 16:18.42…finished 26th in Washington State 4A Championship in 16:10.3…sophomore track season finished second in 1600 meters at Viking Invitational in 5:06.07…finished 11th in season-best 4:36.46 at Shoreline Invitational…best 3200 meters outing was second in season-best 9:34.70 at 4A KingCo Championship…placed third in 9:40.15 in 4A District 1 Championship and 16th at Washingotn State 4A Championship in 9:43.33…junior outdoor season ran seaosn-best 2:02.04 for 800 meters to finish second in home meet…won back-to-back 1600 meter races early in the season…ran season-best 4:21.77 to finish fifth at 4A KingCo Championship…placed fourth in 4A District II/IV Championship in 4:27.40…ran season-best 9:41.90 for 3200 meters for 11th at Bellevue Invitational and placed seventh at 4A KingCo Championship in 9:45.66…career-best 800 meters of 1:59.20 in three-way meet…posted career-best 4:19.02 at Arcadia Invitational Distance Medley in running 1600 meter leg…finished second in 4A KingCo Championship in 4:23.65, fourth in 4A Northweswt Regional in 4:21.19 and eighth in Wahsingotn State 4A Championship in 4:20.29…won three straight 3200 meter races to open the season…finished second in 4A KingCo Championship in 9:28.63, third in 4A Northwest Regional in 9:25.88 and 11th in Washington State 4A Championship in career-best 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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