October 3, 2000

Bronco Cross Country Teams Open 2000 Season on Successful Note

Sept. 9, 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