With their highest amount of racers, the Pios compete at Charles Bowles Invitational

With their highest amount of racers, the Pios compete at Charles Bowles Invitational

SALEM, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers had 17 of their 20 racers finish at the Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational on Saturday at Bush's Pasture Park, the highest amount of the year for the Pios.

Sean Richardson led the Pios men's team and Samantha Bowen was in front for the women, while Miguel Haro Ruiz set a personal best for an 8K. Richardson finished in 26:16.6 to place 63rd overall and 56th among scoring runners. Bowen was nearly 40 seconds faster than her first 5K race of the season with a time of 19:47.5. Haro placed finished in 26:58.4 to eclipse his previous PR by 1.5 seconds.

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Key Moments

Genevieve Serna was well over a minute faster than the team's first 5K race, a dual with Pacific back on Aug. 31. The sophomore crossed in 20:25.7. Etta Moen was seven seconds behind Serna at 20:32.4. Katie Hull ran her fastest time as a collegiate competitor with a time of 22:02.6.

Ryan Nguyen and Elliot Jones followed Richardson and Haro Ruiz in the men's finish. Nguyen ran 27:42.9 and Jones crossed in 28:56.8.

Will Hoard and Adalynn Griesser were their team's fifth-place finisher, respectively. Hoard finished in 29:26.7 and Griesser ran at 20:56.9 in her first collegiate 5K.

Deeper Look

Looking Ahead

As the host for the 2018 Northwest Conference Championships on Oct. 27, the Pioneers have their next two races on their home course. Lewis & Clark hosts the L&C Invite on Oct. 13.