September 23, 2000

Bronco Cross Country Teams Open 2000 Season on Successful Note

Sept. 23, 2000

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's cross country team won the overall title, while the women's team finished second in the season opener for both teams at the USD Invitational, hosted by the University of San Diego.

Three Santa Clara men's runners finished among the six as the Broncos raced to a 12-point victory over second-place USD. Santa Clara tallied just 38 points in the meet with all five scoring runners finishing among the top 16 in the race. Charlie Brenneman was the high-finisher for the Broncos, finishing second with a time of 16:13 over the 3.1 mile course.

On the women's side, Bronco Jenny Smokey took the individual title with a 3.1-mile time of 20:01, finishing four seconds ahead of Jessica Howard from Point Loma Nazarene. Santa Clara finished second behind Point Loma by a 32-53 margin. Annie Gastelim finished third in the race for SCU.

The Santa Clara cross country teams will next be in action at the Aggie Invitational, hosted by UC Davis on Sept. 23.

Men's Team Results
1.  Santa Clara                     38
2.  San Diego                       46
3.  U.S. International              65
4.  Pepperdine                     110
5.  Point Loma Nazarene            112
6.  Loyola Marymount               141
7.  Christian Heritage College     182

Santa Clara Men's Individual Results 2. Charlie Brenneman 16:13 3. Michael Helms 16:18 6. Stephen Moore 16:39 11. Benjamin Gauen 16:49 16. Thomas Chaman 17:03 20. Dominic Ricci 17:13 22. Adam Lowry 17:19 23. Chris Spicer 17:23

Women's Team Results 1. Point Loma Nazarene 32 2. Santa Clara 53 3. Pepperdine 71 4. San Diego 82 5. Loyola Marymount 128 6. Christian Heritage College 195

SCU Women's Individual Results 1. Jenny Smokey 20:01 3. Annie Gastelim 20:10 13. Kristen Love 20:54 16. Erin Skourtes 21:01 20. Milena Basile 21:10 23. Christine Silva 21:30 24. Lindsey Thor 21:30 26. Allison Schaub 21:31 34. Molly McManus 22:11 35. Katie Malinak 22:12