MISSION — With her time as a Bulldog winding down, Hermiston cross country runner Maggie Coleman is only revving up.
A week after the senior shattered her personal record by almost a minute — on the way setting a new girls’ school record in the 5,000 meters — Coleman cruised to a first-place finish at the Kyle Burnside Wildhorse Meet at Wildhorse Golf Course on Friday. Her time of 18:44.47, while more than 40 seconds slower than the race of her life at Portland’s XC Classic last Saturday, was still easily enough to win the Wildhorse race.
Coleman had 13 seconds of separation between herself and the No. 2, Hood River Valley runner Grace Grim, and the Hermiston girl posted her second-fastest time of her high school career.
“I didn’t know I could do this and it’s so cool. And after all these years I guess it just finally clicked,” Coleman said.