Sammy Truax
Sammy  Truax


Portland, OR

High School:
Central Catholic


Manley Ends Season in Record-Breaking Fashion

Junior runs second-fastest steeplechase time in program history


Zag Trio Finish Seasons at NCAA West Regionals

Villarma places in the top-20 and nearly qualifies for quarterfinals


Gonzaga Track Ready for Regionals

Seven Zags run against the region's best Thursday through Saturday


Track Receives Unprecedented Seven Selections to Regionals

Zags will run next week in Sacramento, Calif.


Zags Hit Qualifying Times in Final Meet of Regular Season

Pollard punches postseason ticket in 1,500 meters

Gonzaga- Redshirted both Cross Country and Outdoor Track in 2015. Running unattached, ran 9:17.41 for the 3,000 meter steeplechase and 3:53.95 in the 1,500 meters. In 2016, found success with the 3000 Steeplechase, earning four top-10 finishes. Ran a personal best 9:05.13 3000 Steeple at the 2017 Portland Twilight meet.

High School-
Graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland, OR…helped lead Central Catholic to 3 6A OSAA Cross Country State Championships during his 4 years on the varsity squad…placed 14th as a freshman, 24th as a sophomore, 5th as a junior, and 8th as a senior…3 time Nike Border Clash qualifier…also helped lead the Central Catholic Rams to the Nike Cross National Meet where the team placed 19th…as a junior placed 3rd at the 2014 OSAA Track and Field Championships in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:46.67…as a senior placed 4th in 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.86…personal bests of 1:57 (800), 3:56 (1500), and 8:41 (3000)

Personal- Undecided major…chose Gonzaga for the excellent coaching staff and a team who truly cares for one another…if you could have dinner with anybody, dead or alive: Elvis Presley…future running goals: All-American in the steeplechase and qualify for NCAA XC Championships…weird fact: I can unicycle and juggle at the same time…nickname: The Truth

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