Bemidji State Cross Country travels to Oregon for 48th Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational
Beavers return to the course for the first time since Sept. 8
The Bemidji State University Cross Country team is set to travel to the West Coast this Friday when they will compete in the 48th Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational in Salem, Ore. It will be a 5,000 meter course. The race will start at 11:20 a.m. (Central Time).
The Beavers last competed on Sept. 8 in the Dragon Twilight placing fourth and coming away with several school records in the 4,000. Mary Goodwin, Maggie McCarthy, Carol Miller, and Nadia Vaughn all posted times that placed inside the top 10 in program history. Goodwin’s time of 14:23.90 broke her own program record and is the new top time. McCarthy’s time of 15:10.00 ranks fourth in program history. Miller’s time of 15:15.30 ranks fifth in program history, while Vaughn’s time of 15:45.30 was good for ninth.
The meet in Oregon will be the second 5k of the season having opened at the Augustana Twilight that was also a 5k.
Goodwin broke her own school record in the 5k earlier this fall at the Augustana Twilight with a time of 14:23.8.
Also at the Augustana Twilight, McCarthy posted a time of 20:03.89, Vaugh at 20:56.64, Hadley Stuehrenberg at 21:43.14, Emma Hochhalter at 21:48.18, Carmen Lyon at 22:06.08, Callie Ressler at 22:24.46 and Sydnie Price at 22:39.98. It was the first collegiate meet at the time for Stuehrenberg, Hochhalter, Lyon, and Price. It was a new personal-best time for Ressler.
Last year, 17 teams competed with Division I Seattle winning with 70 points. Hawaii was second (78) and Oregon State (94) in third. There were 159 runners that entered the women’s race a season ago.
After the meet this week, Bemidji State will travel to Jamestown, N.D., to compete in the Jimmie Invitational on Oct. 6.