2005 Season Archive

Day Date Meet Place
Sat. Sep. 10 UC Irvine Invitational
men's results
women's results
Irvine, CA
Sat. Sep. 24 Stanford Invitational Palo Alto, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 Willamette Invitational
men's results
women's results
Salem, OR
Sat. Oct. 8 Folsom Challenge Folsom, CA
Sat. Oct. 22 CCAA Championships
women's results
men's results
Golden Gate Park/S.F., CA
Sat. Nov. 5 NCAA West Regionals
men's results
women's results
Prado Park/Chino Hills, CA
Sat. Nov. 19 NCAA National Championships
women's results
men's results
Prado Park/Chino Hills, CA

Boivin and James honored as Chico State Senior Athletes of the Year

Patrick Boivin and Jennnifer James were named the Chico State senior athletes of the year on Tuesday night at the 34th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes' Banquet. The duo, both cross country and track standouts, accepted their awards in front of a crowd of 200 at the Chico Elks Lodge.

With four cross country All-America certificates to his credit, and as part of four teams to finish among the top five in the nation, Boivin stands as the most decorated cross country athlete in Chico State history. He’s received four All-conference, four All-Region, and four All-American honors for his cross country efforts.

During his four seasons his teams won four conference titles and four regional titles. He was named the West Region Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year after winning his first regional title this year. Boivin wrapped up his cross country career with the program’s best finish ever, a third-place showing, at the national champions.

On the track, Boivin, who game to Chico from Rocklin High School, won two conference titles in the steeplechase and was an NCAA finalist in 2003 in the event.  This year Boivin has posted a provisional NCAA qualifying mark in the 5,000 meters and will wait to hear if he’ll compete for an All-American honor on the track in a couple weeks. 

Boivin has been accepted into Chico State’s Kinesiology master’s program and will assist head cross country coach Gary Towne next season.

Over the last four years, James, originally from Enterprise High School in Redding, has turned herself into one of the best distance runners in the NCAA at the Division II level. She has earned All-America honors on four occasions - twice on the track and twice in cross country, becoming the only female Chico State cross country runner to earn two All-American certificates.

James helped lead her cross country teams to four top-six national finishes over the last four years. She is also a three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Region honoree. She was the conference cross country champion in 2004 and lead her team to a perfect score of 15 points.

At the recent CCAA Track Championships, James won the 3,000 meter title and placed second in the Steeplechase, an event she won at the previous two conference championships.

Currently James has posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in four different events and will need to decide which events to run at this year’s national championships.

When she returns from the national championships in Kansas, James will head to the University of Washington where she has been accepted into their newly created master’s program in athletic administration.

Wildcats land high school standout during early signing period
CHICO - The Chico State cross country program announced the signing of Brendan Scanlon, a senior at De La Salle High School in Concord, to a National Letter of Intent to run for the Wildcats in the fall of 2006.

“Brendan has the tools necessary to become a top runner at this level," said Chico State Head Coach Gary Towne. "With a combination of a solid work ethic, talent, and a passion for the sport, I feel like Brendan has amazing potential for success within our program."

Through the course of his senior cross country season Scanlon established himself as one of the top distance talents in the state of California. During the recently completed 2005 season Scanlon notched a second-place finish at the Roughrider Invitational, recording a solid 15:54 time over the Woodward Park course in Fresno. Several weeks later at the Mt. Sac Invitational, he raced to a very quick 15:12 mark over the famed course.

Under the coaching of former Chico State runner Kevin Selby, Scanlon won the Bay Valley League individual championship and lead the Spartans to a sixth-place finish in the Division I boys race at the State Championships.

"We are extremely pleased that Brendan chose to come to Chico and look forward to working with him next fall,” said Towne.

Wildcat team among the top in the nation at the NCAA National Championships
Six Wildcats receive All-American honors
CHINO - What a day for the Chico State cross country programs. Both teams entered the NCAA Division II National Championships ranked No. 3 in the nation after winning the West Region titles and both teams finished as well as they ever have among the nation’s elite.

The Chico State men had their best showing ever at the National Championships with a third-place finish on the Prado Park course in Chino. The women's team tied its best effort ever, finishing fourth in the nation.

Western State won the men’s title with 51 points, followed by Adams State with 108 points. Chico finished with 127 points, four points ahead of Grand Valley State.

The men have now finished in the top ten in the nation the last seven years. Patrick Boivin was the top finisher for the men, coming in 11th overall to earn his fourth All-American honor. Boivin covered the 10k course in 32:03.0.

Scott Bauhs finished 29th to take home his second-straight All-American certificate. Charlie Serrano, who finished 34th, also received All-American honors as one of the top 30 Americans overall.

Adams State won the women’s championship (54 pts), followed by Grand Valley State (69 pts), Western State (154 pts), and Chico State (162).

The Wildcat women have now recorded five top ten finishes in the nation in the last six years. Katie Lee earned her first All-American certificate in cross country, finishing 15th overall in a time of 21:56.8 for the 6k course.

Jennifer James earned her second-straight All-Amerian certificate with her 26th-place finish and Missy Lendl, who finished 32nd overall, also received her second All-American award.
Complete Results

Wildcats pick up West Region awards
Patrick Boivin named Male Athlete of the Year
Head Coach Gary Towne selected Men's and Women's West Region Coach of the Year
Patrick Boivin, a senior from Rocklin, Calif., has enjoyed an outstanding cross country season, while leading the No. 3-ranked Wildcats into the NCAA Championships. Boivin was the individual champion at both the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships and the West Region Championships, winning both by comfortable margins. At the NCAA Championships he has finished among the top 20 overall each year improving from 20th as a freshman, to 15th as a sophomore, to ninth as a junior last year. He enters the 2005 Championships having earned All-CCAA, All-Region, and All-American honors each season.

Gary Towne is in his tenth season as the head coach for both the men's and women's teams and this year earned West Region Coach of the Year for his efforts with both squads.

During the 2005 campaign the Wildcat women won the UC Irvine Invitational, defeating the host school which eventually would win the Big West Championship; placed second at the Stanford invitational behind host Stanford; and won their third-straight West Region title. The Chico State women have competed at the NCAA Championships meet for the last six straight years and enter this year’s event ranked No. 3 nationally.

On the men's side, the Wildcats enter the NCAA meet having lost to only one team during the 2005 season, a narrow 51-67 point defeat to host Stanford University at the Stanford Invitational. The Wildcats won the UC Irvine invitational (18 pts.), Willamette Invitational (15 pts.), CCAA Championships (16 pts.) and West Region Championships (23 pts.). The West Region title was the fourth straight for the No. 3-ranked Wildcats, who have finished among the top ten nationally for six straight years.

Chico State men and women easily win West Regionals; Advance to National Championships
Wildcat Patrick Boivin wins men's individual title
CHINO - Chico State was the big winner Saturday at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships at Prado Park. The Wildcats overpowered the field in both the men's and women's races to capture the regional titles by hefty margins. The Chico States men won their fourth straight regional title, while the Wildcat women won their third consecutive regional championship.

The Chico States men won the regional title with just 23 points and will be joined by second-place Cal Poly Pomona (97) and third-place Alaska Anchorage (106) in the national championships, which will be held at Prado Park and hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. Casey Moriarty of Seattle University, who finished fifth in the race and San Francisco States Josh Babiak, who was sixth, qualified for the nationals as individuals.

On the women's side, Chico State won the race with 42 points, outdistancing California Collegiate Athletic Association champion UC San Diego, which finished second with 62 points. Alaska Anchorage finished third with 129 points to also qualify for the nationals. Meredith Crane of Seattle Pacific and Maria Delgado of Cal State L.A. qualified as individuals after finishing fifth and sixth in the women's race, respectively.

Patrick Boivin of Chico State and Miriam Hodgins of UC San Diego were the individual regional champions. Boivin won the men's 10,000-meter race in 31:23.60, while Hodgins won the women's 6,000-meter race in 21:59.80.

Boivin won by nearly 21 seconds over teammate Charlie Serrano, who was second in 31:44.30. Defending region champion Mark Batres finished third in 32:03.60. Six of the seven Wildcat runners earned All-Region honors, which go to the top 15 finishers. Junior Antonio Miramontes (32:30.00) was fourth, junior Beau Bettinger (32:48.00) was seventh, junior Rory Kuykendall (32:56.80 ) was ninth and sophomore Scott Bauhs (33:12.50) was 12th. The only one missing was sophomore Kyle Ivie who finished 16th overall.

For Boivin, a senior, it is his first individual regional title and fourth All-Region honor. Serrano, a junior, picks up the All-Region honor for the third straight year. Bauhs earned the honor both times he has participated and Miramontes also received his second straight All-Region award.

Chico's Katie Lee was a close second in the women's race with a time of 22:01.90, two seconds behind the leader. Senior Jennifer James was third in 22:19.40. The Wildcats placed five runners on the All-Region team. In addition to Lee and James, senior Missy Lendl (22:46.60) was 11th, senior Ciara Harvey (22:52.00) was 12th, and freshman Julie Shaw (22:59.70) finished 14th.

For Lee, a senior, it is her third All-Region honor. James, Lendl, and Harvey have now each earned All-Region twice.

NCAA Division II West Regional
At Prado Park
Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona

Men - 10,000 Meters
Team scores (Top three advance to NCAA Championships): 1. Chico State 23; 2. Cal Poly Pomona 97; 3. Alaska Anchorage 106; 4. Western Washington 124; 5. Seattle Pacific 172; 6. Humboldt State 193; 7. UC San Diego 197; 8. Cal State Stanislaus 214; 9. BYU-Hawaii 278; 10. Seattle 279; 11. Western Oregon 288; 12. Hawaii-Hilo 325; 13. Northwest Nazarene 338; 14. San Francisco State 3249; 15. Central Washington 353; 16. Saint Martins 443.

Individuals (Top 15 Earn All-Region Honors): 1. Patrick Boivin (Chico State) 31:23.60; 2. Charlie Serrano (Chico State) 31:44.30; 3. Mark Batres (Cal Poly Pomona) 32:03.60; 4. Antonio Miramontes (Chico State) 32:30.10; 5. Casey Moriarty (Seattle) 32:34.10; 6. Josh Babiak (San Francisco State) 32:42.50; 7. Beau Bettinger (Chico State) 32:48.00; 8. David Kiplagat (Alaska Anchorage) 32:55.30; 9. Rory Kuykendall (Chico State) 32:56.80; 10. Jacob Klausen (Hawaii Pacific) 33:05.90; 11. Arturo Garcia (Cal State Stanislaus) 33:07.60; 12. Scott Bauhs (Chico State) 33:12.50; 13. Aaron Dickson (Alaska Anchorage) 33:14.60; 14. Isaac Perez (Cal Poly Pomona) 33:16.20; 15. Leif Olson (Alaska Anchorage) 33:24.30.

Women - 6,000 Meters
Team Scores (Top three advance to NCAA Championships): 1. Chico State 42; 2. UC San Diego 62; 3. Alaska Anchorage 129; 4. Seattle Pacific 134; 5. Cal State L.A. 163; 6. Central Washington 197; 7. Cal Poly Pomona 246; 8. Seattle 270; 9. Western Washington 278; 10. BYU-Hawaii 282; 11. Hawaii Pacific 285; 12. Cal State San Bernardino 286; 13. Cal State Stanislaus 294; 14. San Francisco State 385; 15. Northwest Nazarene 403; 16. Humboldt State 417; 17. Cal State Bakersfield 422; 18. Alaska Fairbanks 440; 19. Sonoma State 453; 20. Saint Martins 520; 21. Chaminade 566.

Individuals (Top 15 Earn All-Region Honors): 1. Miriam Hodgins (UC San Diego) 21:59.80; 2. Katie Lee (Chico State) 22:01.90; 3. Jennifer James (Chico State) 22:19.40; 4. Mandy Kaempf (Alaska Anchorage) 22:22.70; 5. Meredith Crane (Seattle Pacific) 22:23.30; 6. Maria Delgado (Cal State L.A.) 22:24.00; 7. Erin ODonnell (UC San Diego) 22:30.0; 8. Pavla Havlova (Alaska Fairbanks) 22:31.0; 9. Laura Trevellyan (Western Washington) 22:34.50; 10. Tanya Zeferjahn (Western Washington) 22:39.40; 11. Missy Lendl (Chico State) 22:46.60; 12. Ciara Harvey (Chico State) 22:52.00; 13. Stacy Edwards (Alaska Anchorage) 22:55.90; 14. Julie Shaw (Chico State) 22:59.70; 15. Emily McGregor (UC San Diego) 23:04.50.

Wildcat men win fourth straight CCAA title
Women's squad finishes second
SAN FRANCISCO - The Chico State men's cross country team won the California Collegiate Athletic Association title for the fourth consecutive year, pounding nationally ranked Cal Poly Pomona and UC San Diego on Saturday. Patrick Boivin won the race, covering the 8-kilometer course at Golden Gate Park in 24 minutes, 24 seconds.

Chico State had four finishers in the top five and all five scoring runners finished in the top six to record a team score of 16 points. Cal Poly Pomona was a distant second with 67 points and UC San Diego was third with 76 points.

Chico State's Scott Bauhs finished second in 24:38; Charlie Serrano was third overall in 24:48 and Beau Bettinger finished in 24:53 to place fourth. Antonio Miramontes completed the Wildcats' scoring and was sixth overall in 25:07.

The top 15 runners, nine of which were Wildcats, receive All-CCAA honors. In addition to Boivin, Bauhs, Serrano, Bettinger, and Miramontes, Rory Kuykendall (7th, 25:08), Kyle Ivie (9th, 25:20), Aaron Torres (11th, 25:29), and Tim Tollefson (13th, 25:46) each took home the honor.

Head Coach Gary Towne was named CCAA Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year by his peers following the team's performance.

The Chico State women couldn't overcome a host of injuries and illnesses as they finished second to 10th-ranked UC San Diego. The Tritons finished with a score of 28 to Chico State's 55.

UC San Diego's Miriam Hodgins finished the 6-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 31 seconds to win the race. Jennifer James, last year's CCAA champion, was Chico State's top finisher in 22:12, good enough for third place, and Ciara Harvey placed fourth overall in 22:15.

Katie Lee placed 10th overall for Chico State in 22:35, Lindsay Nelson was 18th in 22:48 and Julie Shaw rounded out the Wildcats' top 5 in 22:52.

James, Harvey and Lee each received All-CCAA honors and Chico State's Julie Shaw was selected CCAA Freshman of the Year by the league head coaches.

The Wildcats head to the West Regional meet in Pomona on Nov. 5, where the top three teams on both the men's and women's side advance to the NCAA Championship meet on Nov. 19.

Chico State sends large group to Folsom Challenge
FOLSOM. - The Chico State cross country program sent several runners and a large group of redshirts to compete in the Folsom Challenge, a non-scoring event on Saturday. Below are the individual results for the Chico participants.

Folsom Challenge Open - Oct. 8, 2005
1 Bergman Dolores Humboldt TC 18:50
5 Cohen Laura Unattached 19:11
10 Montez Sarah Unattached 19:42
12 Ivie Allison Unattached 20:11
14 Moran Dinora Chico State 20:25
18 Kuehn Lindsey Chico State 20:35
19 Brown Lindsey Chico State 20:42
21 Stephens Kellie Chico State 21:13
25 Enfield Katie Chico State 21:51
28 Cavaletto Nancy Chico State 22:02
30 Torres Mary Unattached 22:13
31 Foster Ondi Chico State 22:19
45 Steinkamp Allison Unattached 23:25
52 Cranford Amy Unattached 24:20
1 Gilmore Peter Unattached 19:48
7 Marquez Angel Chico State 20:50
10 Serna Eddie Unattached 21:03
11 Clinton Nick Chico State 21:07
13 Fairley Jordan Unattached 21:11
16 Wilson Jeff Chico State 21:23
17 Page Jordan Unattached 21:25
18 Wickman Michael Unattached 21:27
19 Werner Tommy Unattached 21:30
20 Whitcomb Thomas Unattached 21:35
25 Rolin Shea Chico State 21:53
27 Sharp Alex Unattached 21:59
31 Hinsley Bryant Unattached 22:38

Serrano, James named CCAA Runners of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Chico State’s Charlie Serrano and Jennifer James have been the named California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week for the week of September 26 - October 2.

Serrano, a junior from Simi Valley, led the Wildcats to a perfect 15-point finish at the Willamette Invitational in Salem, Oregon (Oct. 1). Serrano finished 1st among 270 runners with an 8,000-meter time of 24:22.55 as Chico State topped 28 other collegiate teams.

James, a senior from Redding, led the Wildcats to a 1st-place showing out of 30 collegiate teams at the Willamette Invitational in Salem, Oregon (Oct. 1). James finished 1st out of 257 runners with a 5,000-meter time of 17:49.75 as Chico placed five scorers in the top eight.

Wildcats dominate again
Both squads win at Willamette Invite
SALEM, Ore. - The Chico State men's cross country team took the top six individual spots to post a perfect score of 15 among the 29-team field and the women's squad placed all five scorers in the top eight, including the top three spots, to beat their nearest competition by 129 points at the Willamette Invite in Salem, Oregon, on Saturday.

Men 8k College Run

Place, Name, Time, Points
1, Charlie Serrano, 24:22.55
2, Beau Bettinger, 24:27.75
3, Antonio Miramontes, 24:29.15
4, Patrick Boivin, 24:34.70
5, Kyle Ivie, 24:45.20
6, Scott Bauhs, 24:45.25

Men's Team Scoring

1 Chico State University - 15 points
Total Time: 2:02:39.36
Average: 24:31.87
2 Willamette University - 101 points
3 University of Victoria -140 points

270 runners and 29 D-II, D-III, and NAIA teams competed.

Women 5k College Run

Place, Name, Time, Points
1 Jennifer James, 17:49.75
2 Missy Lendl, 17:52.25
3 Katie Lee, 17:58.00
4 Shannon Elmer (British Columbia), 18:00.45
5 Ciara Harvey, 18:02.90
6 Grace Jepngetich (Vanguard University), 18:04.70
7 Kim Sonne (Cms), 18:06.20
8 Lindsay Nelson, 18:18.95

Women's Team Scores

1 Chico State University - 19 points
Total Time: 1:30:01.85
Average: 18:00.37
2 University of British Columbia - 148 points
3 Willamette University - 180 points

258 rimmers amd 30 D-II, D-III, and NAIA teams competed.

Complete Results

Bauhs, Lee named CCAA Runners of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Chico State’s Scott Bauhs and Katie Lee have been the named California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week for the week of September 19-25.

Bauhs, a sophomore from Danville, finished 8th out of 130 runners to lead the Wildcats to a 2nd-place team finish at the Stanford
Invitational (Sept. 24). He completed the 8,000-meter course in 24:04 to finish as the top Division II collegian. Chico was the only D-II team to finish in the top five.Katie Lee has been named the
California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of September 19-25.

Lee, a senior from Danville, finished 17th out of 227 runners to lead the Wildcats to a 2nd-place finish at the Stanford Invitational (Sept.
24). She was the top Division II collegiate runner with a time of 22:15 over the 6,000-meter course.

Another strong showing for the Wildcats
Both squads finish second at Stanford Invite
PALO ALTO - Both the Chico State cross country teams entered the prestigious Stanford Invitational ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the West in the Division II rankings. The Wildcats proved the rankings are legitimate on Saturday with second place finishes against many top Division I programs.

The men's team, propeled by an impressive performance by Scott Bauhs, was the runner-up to host the host Cardinal and the only Division II team to finish in the top five.

With 66 points, the Wildcats finished just 16 behind Stanford and 38 points ahead of third-place UC Santa Barbara in the 13 team field. Bauhs completed the 8K (five-mile) Palo Alto course in 24:04 to place eighth among 130 finishers.

Chico Finishers
8. Scotty Bauhs, SO, 24:04
12. Pat Boivin, SR, 24:19
13. Charlie Serrano, JR, 24:20
14. Beau Bettinger, JR, 24:20
19. Kyle Ivie, SO, 24:30
( 26). Antonio Miramontes, JR, 24:43
( 51). Tim Tollefson, FR, 25:28

In the women's 6K race, the Chico State squad accumulated 136 points to finish second behind Stanford (31 points) and beat out eight Division I teams, which finished in the top ten of the 32-team field.

Leading the charge was Katie Lee, who took 17th overall among the 227 runners with a time of 22:15. Jennifer James placed 21st with a 22:15 and Ciara Harvey was 31st with a 22:36.

Chico Finishers
15. Katie Lee, SR, 22:15
19. Jennifer James, SR, 22:25
29. Ciara Harvey, SR, 22:36
35. Missy Lendl, SR, 22:45
38. Lindsay Nelson, SO, 22:51
( 85). Julie Shaw, FR, 23:45
(102). Megan Williams, FR, 24:06

The Chico State women also entered a team in the 4K short course, finishing tenth out of 17 teams. Dallase Scott led the way, finishing 33rd overall at 15:28.

33. Dallase Scott, SR, 15:28
35. Krista Roessler, SO, 15:31
48. Hilary Oppido, JR, 15:56
61. Lindsey Brown, SO, 16:14
62. Nancy Cavaletto, SO, 16:17
( 65). Dinora Moran, SO, 16:23
( 82). Ondi Foster, FR, 16:56

In the men's 8K non-scoring event, Chico State placed seven runners among the top nine overall

1. Nick Clinton, SO, 25:40
2. Rory Kuykendall, JR, 25:44
3. Aaron Torres, JR , 25:52
4. Danny DiMeo, FR, 26:06
5. Shea Rollin, SO, 26:07
7. Jeff Wilson, FR, 26:12
9. Alex Duenas, FR, 26:16

Katie Lee Named CCAA Runner of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Chico State’s Katie Lee has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 6-11.

Lee, a senior from Danville, won the UC Irvine Invitational 5,000-meter race to lead the Wildcats to the team championship on Sept. 10.

She completed the course in 17:59.1, 1st among 179 runners and more than 26 seconds faster than the runner-up. Chico outran 17 other collegiate teams, including five Division I programs, en route to the team title.

Wildcats open season in Wildcat style
IRVINE - The Chico State men's and women's cross country team opened the season just as they had hope to, winning both races at the UC Irvine Invite on Saturday.

The men captured six of the top seven spots to post an impressive 18 point total and top second-place Long Beach State by 45 points. The men's field was made up of 12 schools, including several Division I and CCAA opponents.

Sophomore Scott Bauhs won the five-mile race in a time of 22:14.7. Charlie Serrano was second (22:19.1), Beau Bettinger fourth (22:28.8), Antonio Miramontes fifth (22:56.0), Kyle Ivie sixth (22:58.8), and Pat Boivin seventh (22:59.3).

In the women's race senior Wildcat Katie Lee won the 5k race in 17:59.1, beating out her nearest competitor by 27 seconds. The team compiled 48 points, 30 points better than runner-up UC Irvine, to beat out the entire 17-team field.

Missy Lendl finished 10th (18:48.2), Jennifer James 11th (18:49.5), Julie Shaw 12th (18:53.1), and Ciara Harvey 14th (18:54.8).
complete results