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Colby Gilbert
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
High School: Skyview
Experience: Redshirt
2014 Pac-12 Cross Country Freshman Of The Year

Gilbert Features
» Gilbert Carries Mom's Mission At World Juniors And In Life (GoHuskies.com; July 23, 2014)

2014 (Cross Country): Named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, the first Husky men’s runner to win a Pac-12 postseason honor … earned his Freshman of the Year award by finishing as the top freshman at the Pac-12 Championships, as he was 17th overall in 24:11 … had a tough day at his first NCAA Championships, finishing 195th and fifth on the team … fifth on the team as well at NCAA West Regionals, taking 43rd … was the second Husky finisher at the Wisconsin Invitational, in 53rd-place, in 24:21 … made his official debut at the Washington Invite, placing 51st overall, sixth on the team … a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2013-14 (Track): 
Redshirted the track season, but still had a memorable year, as he captured the 2014 U.S. Junior Championships 5,000-meters title to qualify for the IAAF World Junior Championships … running for Team USA at World Juniors in Eugene, he took ninth overall, matching the best finish ever by an American, in a time of 14:09.98 ... at U.S. Juniors at Hayward Field, he used a big sprint after a tactical race to take the win in 14:21.46 … ran unattached several times outdoors, with a big 1,500-meters PR of 3:45.41 at the Portland Track Festival on June 15 … ran unattached at the Stanford Invitational, earning a 5,000m PR of 14:07.13 ... also took second in the Oregon Relays B-flight with a 1,500m time of 3:49.44 … ran a 10,000-meters on the track at the Ken Shannon Invitational, winning in 30:35.58 … did not compete during the indoor season ... (Cross Country): Redshirted the season but ran very well unattached in three appearances … finished 20th overall at the Bill Dellinger Invite, and would have been the No. 2 Husky finisher if competing attached … won the Emerald City Open at Woodland Park in a time of 25:20 … first race was a 17th-place finish at the Sundodger Invite in 24:25.

High School and Personal: Born in Vancouver, Washington ... parents are Carolynne and Colby Gilbert ... has one brother, Chanse ... both parents ran collegiately at Portland ... one of the top distance runners in the state ... was one of five Husky commits that finished one through five in the 3,200m finals at the 2013 Washington 4A state meet, taking third overall ... ran his 3,200m PR of 8:58.48 in the state finals ... also took ninth at state as a senior in the 1,600-meters ... the GSHL and West Central District champion at 1,600m and 3,200m in 2013 ... in cross country, he closed out his career with a third-place finish at the 4A state meet ... was fifth at the 2012 BorderClash, helping the Washington team to the win ... also took eighth at the state cross country championships as a junior in 2011 ... ran a 3k time of 8:26.29 at the Oregon Relays that ranked 22nd nationally in 2013 ... as a junior on the track, was 15th at 4A state in both the 1,600m and 3,200m ... made state on the track for the first time as a sophomore, finishing 13th in the 3,200m.

Major Meets
2014 USA Junior Champs - 1st, 5000m (U.S. Junior Champion)
2014 World Junior Champs - 9th, 5000m
2014 Pac-12 XC - 17th (3rd UW)
2014 Regional XC - 43rd (5th UW)
2014 NCAA XC - 195th (5th UW)

Outdoor Bests

1500m.......3:45.41
5000m.......14:07.13
10000m.......30:35.58
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