Gonzaga’s Walgren top college runner at Clash of Inland

August 31, 2014

Robert Walgren TrackBack in a Gonzaga jersey for the first time in a year, Robert Walgren of Anchorage looked great in his first race since his return.

The senior cross country runner was the top college runner and finished second out of 88 men at the Clash of the Inland Northwest in Spokane.

“He had a really good effort today,” Gonzaga coach Pat Tyson told the school’s website.

Walgren finished the 6K race in 18:14, outpacing a pack of a half dozen runners. Gonzaga teammate Willie Milan ran unattached and won in 18:08.

Walgren, of Service High fame, is no stranger to success for the NCAA D1 Bulldogs.

In 2012, he broke the school’s 3,000 meter record in track and field in consecutive meets. First he ran 8:31.78 at the University of Idaho and then three weeks later cut it down to 8:20.31 at the University of Washington.