Natural-terrain running

Glubay gears up to compete on first WWU cross-country team

This series highlights students who will participate in athletics at Walla Walla University during the 2018-19 academic year.

Walla Walla University junior Spencer Glubay is looking forward to running competitively this year as a member of the first men's WWU cross-country team. WWU cross-country coach Dan Solis said that “Glubay is a quality runner who posted the fastest times at the cross-country tryouts.”

“My primary goal in cross-country this season is to win races," said Glubay. "Most importantly, I just never want to give up.” As both a student and an athlete, Glubay is committed to staying focused and is eager for the challenges that are ahead. 

Glubay is from Nampa, Idaho, and graduated from Gem State Adventist Academy in 2016. He has chosen to major in bioengineering and has future plans to either go on and study biomechanics or to study and create biomaterials. 

Outside of running, Glubay enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with friends. A few fun facts about him: 
All-time favorite athlete—Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer. 
Favorite board game—“Cribbage.” 
Favorite place to eat in Walla Walla—Worm Ranch.

The first WWU cross-country races will begin this coming fall on natural-terrain courses around the West Coast. Runners from both the men's and women's teams will be eligible for post-season competition in 2019.

About WWU athletics
The athletics program at WWU provides the opportunity for student athletes to develop and exercise their athletic gifts, learn leadership skills, build lasting relationships, and grow spiritually. Maintaining a mission-centered program, the WWU athletics program promotes a healthy, balanced life—body, mind, and soul—for their athletes through sport. Athletic opportunities include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. Learn more at

Posted August 23, 2018

portrait of Spencer Glubay
WWU junior Spencer Glubay is a bioengineering major with interests in biomechanics and biomaterials.