Brueckman, Schrag and Seligman enter the IHS Distance Runner Hall of Fame

It has been some time since we updated the Distance Runner Hall of Fame. But over the past few years of XC we have had some stand out distance runners. So it seemed like NOW was an appropriate time to select some new inductees into the prestigious Issaquah High School Distance Runner Hall of Fame.

The three inductees are:

Cayla Seligman, Class of 2015

Cayla began her freshman year of cross-country as a member of the first Issaquah girls team to qualify to the Cross Country State Championship meet in 13 years, placing 100th; she placed 62nd the year after. On the track, Cayla specialized in the 1600m and 3200m. She was a 4-time KingCo qualifier in the 1600m, finishing no worse than 7th at the championships; her best place was 2nd, her junior year. Read Caylas’ full bio…

Jacob Brueckman, Class of 2016

In cross-country, Jacob Brueckman was an athlete who showed steady improvement as he PR’d from his freshman to his senior year. He went from an 18:12 mark as a freshman to a 15:51 mark as a senior, which stands as his personal best for 5000m on grass. Jacob’s true strength was on the track in the middle-distance events. He qualified for the KingCo Championships three years in a row in the 800m, from his sophomore to his senior year; he placed 3rd during his junior and senior years, subsequently qualifying for the District Championships for two years in a row. Jacob left Issaquah with a PR of 1:56.45, which is currently # 6 all-time. Read Jacob’s full bio…

Kennan Schrag, Class of 2016

As an Issaquah freshman, Kennan Schrag qualified for the varsity XC squad in the team time trial, dropped his first 5,000-meter time of 18:45.0 to a season record 16:38.0, and qualified as an individual to the Bi-District 4A XC Championships. Ongoing improvement throughout his years at Issaquah resulted in a 5,000-meter personal best of 15:21.0 in his senior year. In track, Kennan focused his efforts on the 1600m and the 3200m. Freshman season bests of 4:32.4 and 9:47.4 dropped year-over-year to 4:17.47 and 9:13.98, earning the #7 and #1 positions on the Issaquah All-Time Best lists. Read Kennan’s full bio…

Congratulations to Cayla, Jacob and Kennan.

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