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?
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!