Bill Inglehart


Class of 1966


Bio: Bill Inglehart only ran varsity cross country his senior year, 1965. He placed 7th at the Sunset League Championships and placed 16th at the CIF Finals helping the Lions to their 2nd championship in three years. He ran all four years on the track team: 1963-64 on the C team, 1965 on the B team and 1966 on the varsity team. It was his senior year that he kept improving in the two mile, 3rd place at the Sunset League Championships, 4th place at the CIF Finals and 9th place at the California State meet. His 9:15 clocking was a school record at the time. Bill also ran the one hour race on the track in 1966 and totaled eleven miles and 372 yards. This remains a school record. In addition, he ran the Mission Bay Marathon that year in 3:05.04 fifth on the WHS list. Bill was named varsity captain his senior year.

He attended Goldenwest Junior College in 1967-68. His 9:08.5 two mile clocking in 1967 was the 6th fastest in the nation and his 8:59.6 clocking in 1968 was the 5th fastest in the nation. He ran on the national record setting 4xmile quartet with fellow Lion Neil Sybert and placed 3rd in the State JC championships that year in the 2 mile. Numerous awards are named at the college after Bill, who was named captain and MVP at various times in his tenure.

Bill attended Oklahoma University and then transferred to San Diego State University. He became only the second Westminster alumnae top compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, after Mike Solomon, in 1970 running 30:13 in 143rd place. In the 1972 track season, Bill placed 5th in the 3 mile run. He still has a top ten time at SDS in the 10,000 meters with a time of 30:35.7.

Bill has since passed away.