Flashback Friday: Chris Villani

The 6 time state champion and the first athlete in Washington State High School history to win the triple crown twice, Mount Baker's Chris Villani goes down as one the most decorative athletes in track and cross country in the state of Washington at the high school level.


Chris Villani (left) running at the Fort Casey Invite for the University of Washington.


-Mount Baker High School (1973-1977)

-2x Mile State Champion (1976-1977)

-2x 2-Mile State Champion (1976-1977)

-2x State Cross Country Champion (1975-1976)

-First athlete in Washington State High School history to earn the distance triple crown twice (win the state cross and state 1 and 2 mile all in the same year)

-Personal best 800 in H.S. - 1:57

-Personal best 1,600 in H.S. - 4:17

-Personal best 3,200 in H.S. - 9:17

-Competed for the University of Washington

-Freshman All-American in Cross Country (1977)

-7 Pac 8/Pac 10 final appearances in Cross, 5,000, and 10,000

-All time personal best 800 - 1:56

-All time personal best 1,500 - 3:49

-All time personal best mile - 4:06

-All time personal best 3,000 - 8:17(Indoor) 8:08 (outdoor)

-All time personal best 5,000 - 13:54.6

-All time personal best 10,000 - 29:12 (track)


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