Willie Milam
Willie  Milam

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Portland, OR

High School:
Jesuit

Experience:
2L


03/28/2018

Zags’ Track Heads for Bay Area for Elite Meets

Gonzaga splits squads at the Stanford and San Francisco State Friday

02/08/2018

Zags Wrap Up Indoor Regular Season in Seattle

Final chance for qualifying times at Husky Classic

06/06/2017

Fraley Runs at Nationals on Wednesday

Redshirt junior will be first-ever GU men's participant

05/26/2017

Fraley Advances to Steeplechase National Semifinals

Zags' redshirt junior has fastest time in 3,000-meter steeplechase at regionals

05/23/2017

Track Trio Ready for NCAA Preliminary Round

Mildes, Fraley and Perrin run in Texas this weekend

Gonzaga University (Cross Country)- 4 year varsity letter winner in cross country and 2 year captain…competed at the WCC XC Championship meet all four years including placing 9th in 2013 as a senior to earn 1st Team All WCC honors (23:46) …also ran at the NCAA XC West Regional meet 3 times which included placing 32nd as a senior in 2013 with a 10k time of 30:34, this is the 2nd best individual placing at the regional meet in school history…is currently the fastest 8k XC runner in school history with a time of 23:32 which he ran at the 2013 Inland Northwest Classic in Lewiston, ID and 3rd on the all-time 10k XC list with a time of 30:34 run at the 2013 NCAA Western Regional XC meet in Sacramento,CA

Gonzaga University (Track)- Graduated in 2015 as the most decorated track and field athlete in Gonzaga school history…during his 5 year track career, he set 5 school records and qualified for the NCAA Western Regional Track and Field Championship in the 5000 meters two times…broke out as a redshirt junior setting the indoor 3000 meter school record with a time of 8:07.79 at the UW Indoor Preview and running two more school records outdoors: 3:45.73 for 1500 meters and 14:00.19 for 5000 meters, capped off his outdoor season with a trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2014 NCAA Western Regional meet where he placed 18th in the 5000 meters which at the time was the highest placing for any male Zag the regional meet…returned in 2015 for a 5th year to continue his reign as the best runner in school history, opened up his season at the UW Indoor Preview meet and once again lowered his indoor 3000 school record…for the rest of the indoor season he focused on breaking 4 for the mile running 4:02.06 and 4:01.67 in a two week span…his 4:01.67 run at the UW Invitational is the current school record…in the spring he became the first Zag to break 14 minutes for 5k when he ran 13:53.74 at the Stanford Invitational and he first Zag to break 30 minutes for 10k when he ran 29:49.78 at the Mt. Sac Relays, once again returned to the NCAA Western Regional meet in Austin Texas to compete in the 5000 meters where he placed 17th and was 2.5 seconds away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships

High School- Graduated from Jesuit High School in Portland, OR…helped lead his team to the 2008 OSAA 6A Cross Country State Championship as a junior placing 6th overall…that same year he also competed at the Nike Cross National meet in Portland, OR where his team placed 13th in the country…placed 14th as a senior at the OSAA 6A Cross Country State Championship…2x Nike BorderClash qualifier…on the track he placed 5th in the 3000 meter run at the 2010 OSAA 6A State Track and Field Championships with a time of 8:50.38…also won the 2010 Metro League Championship 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:46.19…personal bests of 2:01 (800), 4:00 (1500) and 8:46 (3000)

Personal- Business administration and finance-economics major ....loves runners Andrew Wheating and Chris Solinsky ... motivated by Matt Tegenkamp, Matthew Centrowitz, and Will Leer ... favorite Zag memory: taking third as a team at WCC in 2012 ... best off course moment at Gonzaga: going to ScaryWood with the team ... will take away from the Gonzaga experience: it made him who he is today and influenced him in more positive ways than anything else in his life ... nickname: Bill.

GU Career Bests

800m……1:53.25

1500m….. 3:45.73

5000m…. 13:53.74

10000m…..29:49.78

Mile (Indoor)….. 4:01.67

3000m (Indoor)….. 8:07.66

8000m (XC)……23:32

10000m (XC)…..30:34

Major Meets

2015 NCAA Prelims TF- 17th, 5000m

2014 NCAA Prelims TF- 18th, 5000m

2013 Regional XC- 32nd (1st GU)

2013 WCC XC- 9th (1st GU) (1st Team All West Coast Conference)

2012 Regional XC- 115th (7th GU)

2012 WCC XC- 38th (8th GU)

2011 Regional XC- 103rd (3rd GU)

2011 WCC XC- 27th (3rd GU)

2010 WCC XC- 37th (7th GU)

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