Coffman Wins Women's Cardinal Race at Charles Bowles Invitational

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Maddie Coffman (Sr., Boise, ID/Boise HS) of Willamette University won the women's Cardinal 5K Race in a personal-best 17:37.53 and Scott Bauhs of Chico State won the men's Cardinal 8K Race in 24:06.32 at the 34th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational cross county meet on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Bush's Pasture Park.

Coffman won by about four seconds over Mikayla Murphy from the University of California-Santa Cruz. Murphy completed the race in 17:41.46. Jena Winger (Sr., Bonney Lake, WA/Sumner HS) of Willamette placed third in 17:55.80. Fourth place went to Stephanie Helm from the College of Idaho with a time of 17:56.38. Tori Tyler of Chico State was fifth after completing the course in 17:57.60.

Bauhs, who took first place at the Stanford Invite a week ago, won the men's Cardinal 8K Race by 40.01 seconds. Eric Burck of Concordia University (Ore.) placed second with a time of 24:46.33. John Riak from St. Martin's University was third at 24:48.99, Landon Bright of Point Loma Nazarene University was fourth at 24:50.36, and Brendan Scanlon from Chico State claimed fifth place at 24:57.90.

WU's top finisher in the men's Cardinal 5K Race was Josh Clough (Sr., Auburn, WA/Auburn Riverside HS). Clough took 18th place with a time of 25:29.41.

Chico State's won the men's Cardinal team title with a score of 33. Following Chico State in the men's standings were Southern Oregon University in second at 127, Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) in third at 147, College of Idaho in fourth at 167, Concordia (Ore.) in fifth at 171 and Willamette in sixth at 214. A total of 30 teams from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA recorded a score during the race.

The women's Cardinal team championship also went to Chico State with a score of 50. Second place was earned by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) with a score of 190, with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Whitman College tied for third place at 215. Willamette took fifth place with a score of 223 and Whitworth University was sixth at 225.

Clough was one of four Willamette runners in the top 75 in the field of 301 men's Cardinal runners. Leo Castillo (Fr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS) was 25th in a time of 25:39.88. Stefan Redfield (So., Sister, OR/Sisters HS) finished 60th at 26:16.79 and Ryan McLaughlin (So., Milwaukie, OR/Milwaukie HS) was 67th at 26:23.58.

Coffman and Winger led the way for WU's women's team with their 1-3 finish. Coffman took 12.72 seconds off her previous best of 17:50.25. Hanna Vietmeier (Jr., Shoreline, WA/Shorewood HS) took 78th with a time of 19:41.26 and Tina Patel (So., Bend, OR/Summit HS) was 83rd in 19:42.58. A total of 288 runners entered the women's Cardinal 5K Race.

The men's Gold 8K Race was won by Eddie Earnest-Jones from the Greater Boise Running Club with a time of 24:10.01. The top collegiate finisher was Sawyer Bosch from Boise State University, who took third overall in 24:41.52. The University of Portland won the men's Gold team championship with a score of 25. Overall, 202 runners competed in the race, which included NCAA Division I, junior college, club and unattached runners.

In the women's Gold 5K Race, the winner was Allix Lee-Painter from the University of Idaho. She completed the course in 17:30.37. Santa Clara University claimed the women's team title with a score of 57 for a four-point margin. The University of Idaho took second place with 61 points, while Boise State was third at 62 and Portland finished fourth at 63. The race had 155 entries.

Willamette's next action is set for Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Mike Hodges Invitational in Oregon City, Ore. The event, hosted by Clackamas Community College, is slated to get underway at 11 a.m. (PDT).

Saturday, Oct. 4
Charles Bowles Invitational
Maddie Coffman won the women's Cardinal 5K Race with a time of 17:37.53.

Maddie Coffman won the women's Cardinal 5K Race with a time of 17:37.53.