Fraley Advances to NCAA Finals in Steeplechase

Fraley is Gonzaga's first male athlete to compete at the NCAA nationals

Glacier High School graduate Troy Fraley has advanced to Friday’s finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Fraley, a 2013 graduate and redshirt junior at Gonzaga, clocked 8:43.08 and placed sixth in the preliminary round on Wednesday night. The steeplechase final is at 6:54 p.m. Mountain time, Friday.

Fraley is Gonzaga’s first male athlete to compete at the NCAA nationals.

He’s racing along with a few other familiar friends from the Flathead Valley.

Bigfork native Makena Morley, a freshman at the University of Colorado, will race in the women’s 10,000-meter run tonight at 8:08 p.m.

Flathead graduate Zach Perrin, a junior at Colorado, will race in the men’s 5K final at 8:25 p.m., Friday.

Billings sisters Danielle Aragon and Christina Aragon will compete together in the preliminary race of the women’s 1,500-meter run. Danielle is a senior at Notre Dame and Christina is a freshman at Stanford. The prelims are tonight at 5:46 p.m. The finals are Saturday at 4:41 p.m.

Click here for a breakdown of races at the NCAA Division I nationals. The races are being televised on ESPN 2.