XC Coaches

Head Coach:

Gwen Robertson gwen-profile

In her 34th season overall at IHS, Gwen is one of the most widely-recognized coaches in our state. Involved in coaching well over 1,000 XC/Track athletes of all abilities,  Gwen has been recognized multiple times as league Coach of the Year, was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013 and most recently awarded USTFCCCA High School Washington State Coach of the Year. After retiring as head track coach in 2014, she’s happy helping where she can and continues as head coach for the XC team.

Assistant Coaches:

Tractracy-profiley Silva

Is in her 6th season on the XC staff and 17th season overall at IHS. Tracy ran XC at IHS for two seasons in the mid 1980’s and was a member of the varsity squads those years that were 1st in KingCo, 2nd in district, and 6th in state in 1984 then 2nd in KingCo, 1st in district, and state champs in 1985. Tracy’s 1985 state championship team was the first team state championship in any sport at IHS.

David Seligmandavid-take-2

Is in his 2nd year as an assistant track and XC coach and moonlights part time as a financial advisor. David ran track and XC at Mercer Island High School and Willamette University. He enjoys sharing his life long passion of running with the team and imparting wisdom to anyone that will listen, “To win is to develop one’s character, no matter what place you finish.”






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