May 6, 2009
The Santa Clara Men's and Women's Track teams are ending the season on the right foot. This weekend the Broncos will compete in the Occidental Invitational.
Fourteen Men and Women will be competing on Saturday, and all of them have a chance to do big things.
"Every woman has a chance to do well this weekend," said head coach Tom Service. "They are healthy, in great shape, and motivated to do well.
The same can be said for the Men's side. Assistant coach Felipe Montoro is excited to for the six men competing on Saturday. "Like the Women's side, the Men are healthy and fit," said Montoro. "The guys will have to focus on competing and the times will take care of themselves."
The fourteen Bronco Men and Women earned their opportunity to compete in the Occidental Invite this weekend because they achieved goal standards that were set in the beginning of the year by Service and Montoro.
Anna Wheatley will go for the school record in the steeplechase, and she is one of four senior Women running their last race as a Bronco this weekend.
Because this is the last race of the season there will be a different feel after the meet. "It will be very bittersweet because it is the last race for four of our senior women," said Coach Service. But it will be a nice way to close the season because most of them have had their best seasons ever."
The Broncos hope to continue their record setting run, and finish out the 2009 track season on a high note.