Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU– The University of Hawai’i cross country team will go back on the road this week for the Charles Bowles Invitational put on by Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
The Rainbow Wahine will be tested again as the Charles Bowles Invitational is marked yearly as the biggest northwest cross country meet featuring some of the best possible competition, ranging over several conferences. A season ago, the ‘Bows placed fifth overall with 126 points. Senior Sophia Morgan paced the ‘Bows last year as a junior, finishing fourth with a time of 10:22. Traditionally, the meet and the 5k course lead to impressive numbers for UH. Four of the program’s top five times all-time have come from this course, including Cheryl Smith’s program-best mark of 15:56.33 set back on October 6th, 2011.
Senior Caelan Miller, the front runner for the ‘Bows this season, led the way in the previous two races of 2022. Morgan hasn’t paced far behind, competing with Miller for the top spot on the squad.