March 8, 2006

Bronco Track Opens Second Season

March 8, 2006

STANFORD, Calif. - With only one official track season under their belt, the Broncos finished strong in their first meet of year. On a stormy day in Palo Alto, Santa Clara battled it out against a wide range of competition, including both collegiate and club teams.

Redshirt sophomore Shannon Bell was the highest placing Bronco at the meet. Her time of 10:27.12 granted her a fourth place finish in the 3,000-meter race. Freshman Anna Wheatley placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.28.

On the men's side, sophomore Mike Delaurenti completed the 3,000-meter contest in 8:41.68. In addition to their sold performances, Bell, Wheatley and Delaurenti all broke Bronco records.

The Broncos will return to the field next weekend for a split-squad day of racing. Several of the top distance runners will travel to Walnut, Calif. for some tough competition at the Benny Brown Invitational while the rest of the team will race in the Aggie Open at the University of California at Davis.

Stanford Open Results

Men: 200-Meters
23:49 George Sanchez

400-Meters
55.73 George Sanchez
60.50 Vu Duong

800-Meters
1:57.07 Chris Funari
2:09.98 Jay Cadwell

1,500-Meters
4:32.35 Vu Duong

3,000-Meters
8:41.68 Mike Delaurenti
8:55.89 Danny Smith
9:15.62 AJ Blumel
9:19.26 Ben Snyder
9:26.80 Omar Ahmad


400-Meters
64.36 Julie Erickson

800-Meters
2:22.28 Anna Wheatley

1,500-Meters
4:55.52 Anna Wheatley
5:01.46 Whitney Porter

3,000-Meters
10:27.12 Shannon Bell
10:45.04 Kiley Strong
10:52.27 J. Baldwin-Philippi
11:00.10 B. Marimpietri
11:13.87 Lauren Swigart
11:26.14 Adriane Puetz

100-Meter Hurdles
17.91 Trisha Leconte

High Jump
1.43m Brittany Hodill