Oct. 12, 2009
Santa Clara's cross country team competed at the San Francisco State Invitational on Fri., Oct. 9 where the women finished third and the men finished fifth. Both teams, who rested their top runners, used the race as a tune-up before the Bronco Invitational on Sat., Oct. 17 in Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Sampson ran a 25:58 for the Broncos. John Laughlin ran a 26:41 to finish 34th. Rounding out the Broncos scoring from third to fifth place on their roster were: Alex Harkins (40th at 26:53), Richard Zhu (45th at 27:00) and Brian Fisher (51st at 27:15).
Parker crossed the line at 22:58 to finish first for the Broncos in 15th place. Mary Reynolds, battling a stomach aliment, was Santa Clara's second finisher, placing 22nd; Melissa Conlin continued her battle back from injury, finishing third for the Broncos in 28th place at 23:29. Erin Hartwig and Sara Allitoti rounded out the scoring for SCU, finishing 41st (23:51) and 48th (24:04).