2005 Season Archive
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 Chico State University - 15 points
270 runners and 29 D-II, D-III, and NAIA teams competed.
Women 5k College Run
Women's Team Scores
1 Chico State University - 19 points
Bauhs, a sophomore from Danville, finished 8th out of 130 runners to lead the Wildcats to a 2nd-place team finish at the Stanford
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).