April 19, 2009

Track and Field Competes at Bryan Clay Invitational

April 19, 2009

The Bronco track and field teams traveled to Azusa Pacific this weekend to compete in the Bryan Clay Invitational. Whitney Porter came away with a win in the 5000m, Anna Wheatley broke her own school record in the 400m and Brian Fisher closed out his college career with a personal best.

The Bronco track and field teams travel to Berkeley, Calif. on April 25 for the Brutus Hamilton Invitational.

Porter dueled it out with Sabrina Reeve of British Columbia the entire race, passing Reeve in the final 100 meters to take first place at 17:35.42 in the 5000m. Teammate Noelle Lopez was third at 17:35.49. Both Porter and Lopez ran personal bests.

"It was a strong race for both of our ladies - they ran well together," said Santa Clara head coach Tom Service.

Service was also impressed with the last collegiate race of senior Brian Fisher. Fisher won his heat and ran a personal best in his final collegiate race in the 5000m. He ran a 15:41.38. Fisher has been injured for two years and has come back his senior year to finish off his career.

"It's a really nice way for Brian to go out and we are proud of him for sticking with it," said Service.

Wheatley broke her own school record in the 400m, crossing the finish line at 59.96 to finish as the runner-up in her heat.

Robbie Reid ran a 3:57.45 in the 1500m, including a strong 800m to finish the race.

Nhuguyen Le ran a personal best at 9:50.86 in the 3000m steeplechase.