October 7, 2000

Santa Clara Cross Country Teams Fare Well at Long Beach Invitational

Oct. 7, 2000

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Senior Charlie Brenneman (Roseville, Calif.) continued to show why he is one of the West Coast Conference's top performers Saturday. His third-place finish helped propel the Bronco men's cross country team to a third-place overall finish in the Long Beach Invitational.

The Bronco women's team finished in eighth-place in the meet, led by sophomore Jenny Smokey's (Minden, Nev.) 17th-place outing in a season-best 5,000-meter time of 19:09.43. Fellow sophomores Anne Gastelum (Minden, Nev.) and Kristin Love (Portland, Ore.) finished second and third on the squad in scoring for the fourth-straight meet for Santa Clara.

Brenneman recorded his fourth-straight top-10 finish this season and has been one of the WCC's top performers. He finished Saturday's 10,000-meter race in a time of 25:35.38, his second-best time of the season. Juniors Michael Helms (Poway, Calif.) and Thomas Chapman (Fremont, Calif.) finished two-three for SCU in the meet. Helms posted a time of 25:54.12, easily surpassing his season's-best mark set at the Aggie Invitational. Chapman finished with a time of 26:32.55 after failing to complete last weekend's race at Stanford due to illness.

Both teams will compete next weekend at home in the Bronco Invitational.

Men's Results (8k)
1.  	Utah	22
2.  	Long Beach State	81
3.  	Santa Clara	89
4.  	Men of Troy	93
5.  	San Jose State	107
6.  	CS Northridge	166
7.  	Saint Mary's	170

Santa Clara Men's Individual Finishers 3. Charlie Brenneman 25:35.38 11. Michel Helms 25:54.12 21. Thomas Chapman 26:32.55 26. Ben Gauen 27:07.82 28. Stephen Moore 27:16.89 37. Rickey Brackett 27:49.21 38. Heath Packard 27:54.10 Dominic Ricci 28:05.80 Adam Lowry 28:21.38 Chris Spicer 29:01.66 Devlin Croal 29:18.17 Mike Richmond 29:50.42

Women's Results (5k) 1. Fila Track West 39 2. Utah 90 3. USC 106 4. Long Beach State 120 5. San Jose State 122 6. UNLV 145 7. CS Northridge 161 8. Santa Clara 166 9. Saint Mary's 194

Santa Clara Women's Individual Finishers 17. Jenny Smokey 19:09.43 27. Annie Gastelum 19:59.97 33. Kristin Love 20:11.40 44. Christine Silva 20:47.63 45. Erin Skourtes 20:51.39 46. Milena Basile 20:52.52 49. Allison Schaub 21:06.20 Molly McManus 21:19.24 Katie Malinak 21:28.85 Kasey Shemwell 21:46.48 Rosario Lopez 22:20.04 Shannon Gleeson 22:39.86 Amanda Hostetter 22:40.97