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Marie Davis Markham

Wildwood Running + HS Coach

Marie Markham

Running and Marie Davis Markham have been together  for a long time. For 38 years, from her early days as a youth athlete,  Marie has been in love with running and the running world. She started  competing at age 8 and remembers laughing through practices, and not  running much at all! Her youth coach, Alex Wright, worked with her  through high school, along with Lincoln Coach David Bailey, and the  remarkable Bob Williams. 

 

Winning six state championship titles representing Lincoln HS, Marie was  also a three-time Kinney/Foot Locker finalist, and a two-time Junior World  Cross Country team member. Attending the University of Oregon, she was  coached by the legendary Tom Heinonen, becoming a six-time All American.  After Oregon, she ran for the Nike Farm Team. 

 

In 2017 Marie came back to  Lincoln High School as an assistant coach. Since Marie has been with the Cardinals, Lincoln has earned a state XC trophy on the girls side each year with a 2019 NXN appearance.  Both the boys and girls teams placed second in 2022 XC state meet. Lincoln Boys T&F won  the 4x1 mile at Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2022 and a 2023 team state title.  Marie developed “Girls Talk”  as a way to  help her Girls Talk about tough topics. She brought them to the Lincoln XC Girls Team, and now is hosting Girls Talks with Teams across the country. 

 

Marie Still runs recreationally on Wildwood Trail near her home that she lives with her husband Luke and children, Michael and Elise.


Robyn McGillis

Robyn McGillis joined Central Catholic as an assistant Cross Country  coach for the girls' team in 2013 and became the head coach in the fall  of 2014. In 2014, Robyn led the RAMS to the Girls Cross Country District  Championship and their first ever state meet berth. Robyn is also the  current girls' distance coach for Track and Field beginning in 2014.  Robyn  was named Mt. Hood Conference Women's "Coach of the Year" in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021. 

Robyn was a competitive Track and Field and Cross Country runner at  the high school and collegiate level. Competing for University of  California (UC), San Diego, she was a national qualifier in the 800m and  the mile relay. Robyn is still on the top 10 list for UC San Diego in  the 800m. Post-collegiately, Robyn has been a successful road racer  competing for the local running club, Run Portland, in races from 5k to  marathons.  

In 2000, Robyn completed her MBA at the University of Oregon. Robyn  and her husband Jeff live in North Portland and have two kids, Ella and  Nate.

Marie Davis Markham
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