Coffman, Castillo Selected NWC Student-Athletes of the Week

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

SALEM, ORE. -- Senior Maddie Coffman (Boise, ID/Boise HS) and freshman Leo Castillo (Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS) have been named Northwest Conference Student-Athletes of the Week based on their performances this past weekend.

Coffman won the women's individual title at the Willamette Grass Course Meet. She completed the 5k run in 18:04.00 to win by 17.07 seconds. Her performance helped the Bearcat Women to a second place finish in the team standings.

Castillo took second place in the first race of his collegiate career. His time of 22:46.06 was the best by a Division III runner at the Willamette Grass Course Meet. He finished just 9.56 seconds behind the winner, Chris Reed of Western Oregon University. Castillo led a 2-4-5-8-11 finish for the Bearcats, who won the men's team title by nine points over Western Oregon.

Willamette will host the Charles Bowles Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (PDT).

Maddie Coffman won the women's race at the Willamette Grass Course Meet.

Maddie Coffman won the women's race at the Willamette Grass Course Meet.

Leo Castill finished second in the men's race at the Willamette Grass Course Meet.

Leo Castill finished second in the men's race at the Willamette Grass Course Meet.