A pair of Flathead Valley runners shined in indoor track competition last weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
Troy Fraley, a 2013 Glacier High School graduate and junior at Gonzaga University, ran 7:57.16 for the men’s 3,000-meter run, placing 12th. His time ranks in the top 30 in the country. It was the third time this season that the former Wolfpack runner broke Gonzaga’s men’s indoor program record for the 3,000-meter run.
“Troy ran against the best and showed no fear,” Director of Gonzaga Track Pat Tyson said in a news release on the school’s website. “He accented what the Zags want to be about, being competitive with the Gonzaga jersey in the big shows.”
Fraley was Gonzaga’s top runner last fall at the NCAA Cross Country Western Regional meet, placing 36th. He currently ranks fourth fastest in the 8K cross country race all time at Gonzaga with a top time of 24:14. He also represented Gonzaga at the NCAA Western Regional Track and Field meet in Austin, Texas, placing 29th overall with a time of 9:10.49.
Zach Perrin, a 2013 Flathead High School graduate and redshirt sophomore at the University of Colorado, ran 4:02.89 for the men’s mile. He placed 16th among many of the best Division I runners in the nation. Perrin’s time was the seventh fastest in school history.