Pacific University alumni Field Bañuelos ’91, Devin Lagorio ’14 and Josh Brinkworth ’15 keep active in athletics.
FROM BASE LINES TO FINISH LINE | Field Bañuelos ’91 has kept his competitive juices alive. After retiring from baseball in 1995, Bañuelos turned to running and continues to compete in track and field meets at the master’s level. His running career was featured in the March 2015 edition of the Oregon Road Runners Club magazine, The Oregon Distance Runner.
CONTINUING TO LIVE THE DREAM | After an injury cut short a chance to play professional football in Europe, Devin Lagorio ’14 is getting a second chance. Lagorio recently signed to play for a team in Sydney, Australia, and will coach the sport at Sydney University. Upon graduation, Lagorio signed with the Maribor Generals in Slovenia, but played in only one game before breaking his hand.
ON DRAFT | Josh Brinkworth ’15 became the first Pacific University football player to be drafted by a professional league, when he was selected by the BC Lions in the sixth round of the Canadian Football League Draft in May. Brinkworth was a regular starter at safety or defensive back in each of his four seasons with the Boxers and earned Second Team All-NWC honors in 2012.