September 12, 2009

Wilson Wins Hornet Invitational!

Sept. 12, 2009

Santa Clara cross country senior Stephanie Wilson, a graduate of Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, won the Hornet Invitational today in Sacramento. Calif. Both Bronco teams finished fourth and have next weekend off before competing at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26.

Wilson ran a 17:23 to win her first career college cross country meet. Wilson was an All-WCC performer last year.

"Stephanie looked really good against a really tough field," said head coach Tom Service. "She is setting herself up to have a really good season."

"Both Felipe and I are very pleased with both teams performances early in the season," said Service. "We both ran really beefy workouts this week and so we are encouraged by our performance after a tough week of training. We will take next weekend off before gearing up for the Stanford Invitational in two weeks."

On the men's side, Robbie Reid opened his 2009 campaign on a high note, finishing 10th at 20:14. Reid was also an All-WCC performer last year.

Erin McCarthy was Santa Clara's second finisher on the women's side at 18:12 in 11th place, followed by Carey Parker at 18:13 in 24th place, Nicole Giove in 28th place at 19:01 and Melissa Conlin in 30th place at 19:08.

"Erin was injured as lot last year, but has been improving rapidly this fall," said Service."

Chris Sampson was SCU's second finisher on the men's side, crossing the line at 20:38 in 18th place. Marcus Hinojusa, a 2009 Bellarmine graduate, was 19th at 20:38, Kevin Oliver was 25th at 20:50 and Richard Zhu was 28th at 20:53.

"Chris has had a really good summer of training," said Service.

Men's results can be found at:

http://www.hornetsports.com/assets/sports/xcountry/XCMResults091209.html

Women's results can be found at:

http://www.hornetsports.com/assets/sports/xcountry/XCWResults091209.html