Castillo Selected NWC Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week

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

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University junior Leo Castillo (Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS) has been named Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Pier Park Invitational in Portland, Ore., on Friday, Sept. 10. Castillo placed second in the 8-kilometer men's race and helped Willamette take second in the team standings.

Castillo completed the men's race with a time of 25:06.67. The winner of the race was Joash Osoro from the University of Portland, who crossed the finish line in 24:42.95. Castillo led a 2-4-6-10-11 finish for the Bearcats, who recorded a team score of 33 and trailed only team champion University of Portland, which registered a score of 26.

The Bearcats will return to action on Friday, Sept. 17, when they host the Willamette Grass Course. The women's 5-kilometer race is slated to get underway at Bush's Pasture Park at 12 p.m. (PDT). The men's race, covering just under 7.1 meters, is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

Leo Castillo placed second at the Pier Park Invitational hosted by the University of Portland on Sept. 10.

Leo Castillo placed second at the Pier Park Invitational hosted by the University of Portland on Sept. 10.