March 8, 2010
Santa Clara's track teams opened the outdoor season this past weekend at the Kim Duyst Invitational at Cal State Stanislaus and the the Benny Brown Invitational at Cal State Fullerton.
"The Broncos kicked the winter rust off in these openers and we look forward to better performances at UC Davis on March 13," said Bronco head coach Tom Service.
At the Kim Duyst Inivtational, senior Stephen Koch opened his last track campaign with a second-place finish in the 3000m steeple-chase
Freshman Kevin Oliver ran what the coaches termed as a `really good opener' in the 5k, crossing the finish line at 15:30.
Senior Joanna Gistand competed well as she won both her heats in the 100m hurdles and 200m.
At the Benny Brown Invitational, which featured driving rain and heavy winds, junior Robbie Reid, ran a sub-15 min. 5000m opener, despite the elements.
Sophomore Erin McCarthy ran her first-ever 5000m on the track, crossing the finish line at 17:56, running in a tough heat under same elements.