Checking in with Cross Country's Stephanie Wilson

Sept. 5, 2008

The Santa Clara cross country team is in a training camp this week in the Santa Cruz area. Last weekend Stephanie Wilson led the women to a third place finish at the USF Invitational. Wilson's sixth-place finish highlighted the women's effort in the 5K race when she ran an 18:18.10. Wilson was last on the team last year in the USF Invitational and head coach Tom Service praised her turn-around effort. Wilson, a junior from San Jose, is majoring in English and hopes to be a park ranger and a professional chef someday.

The Santa Clara cross country teams hosts the Bronco Invitational Sat., Oct. 18 in Sunnyvale.

Meet Stephanie Wilson

SCU: If you were stranded on a desert island, what is one thing you would want to have: Wilson: A companion

SCU: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

Wilson: A track for SCU

SCU: What is your favorite quote?

Wilson: "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." (John Muir)

SCU: What is your greatest accomplishment?

Wilson: Running to the top of Mt Elden in Flagstaff.

SCU: Any nicknames?

Wilson: Steph, Ranger Steph

SCU: What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

Wilson: Doug

SCU: Favorite movie?

Wilson: Star Wars: A New Hope

Goals this season:

Wilson: Run in the low 17's for the 5K and be part of the greatest WCC Championship upset yet!

Where will you be in 10 years?

Wilson: Hiking around a national park

What was your favorite event in the Olympics?

Wilson: Men's Soccer

If you could run any road race in the world, where would it be?

Wilson: Boston Marathon

Best part of being a Bronco?

Wilson: Camaraderie of the team, great coaches, and trips to Frozos!