Flashback Friday: Gerry Lindgren

Rogers High School and Washington State University great Gerry Lindgren made a name for himself for his record breaking performances during his running career in cross country and track and field throughout the United State and the world. Lindgren is this weeks Flashback Friday feature.

Gerry Lindgren (86) running against Ken Moore ina 1971 race. Photo courtey of Wikipedia.

- Rogers High School (1960-1964)

- 2x Cross Country State Champion (1962, 1963)

- 2x Mile State Champion (1963, 1964)

- Personal Best 1500 in High School - 3:44.6 (1964)

- Personal Best Mile in High School - 4:01.5 (1964)

- Personal Best 3,000 Indoor in High School - 8:06.3 (1964)

- Personal Best 2 Mile Indoor in High School - 8:40 (1964)

- Personal Best 3 Mile in High School - 13:17 (1964)

- Personal Best 5,000 in High School - 13:44 (1964)

- Personal Best 10,000 in High School - 29:17.6 (1964)

- Washington State High School Hall of Fame Inductee (2018)

- National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame Inductee (2018)

- 5 High School Records at Rogers (3,000, 2 Mile, 3 Mile, 5,000, 10,000)

- Washington State University (1966-1970)

- 11x NCAA Champion (3 Cross Country, 8 Track and Field)

- Personal Best 3 Mile in College - 12:53 (1966)

- Personal Best 6 Mile in College - 27:11.6 (1965)

- Personal Best 3,000 in College - 7:58 (1965)

- Personal Best 5,000 in College - 13:33.8 (1968)

- Personal Best 10,000 in College - 28:40.2 (1967)

- WSU Athletic Hall of Fame (1978)

-1964 Summer Olympian (10,000)

- 9th at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 10,000 (29:29.6, 1964)

- US Champion in 5,000 (1967)


Statistics found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Lindgren

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