Cross Country/Track & Field

2012-13 Santa Clara Cross Country/Track News

  • SCU 1 of Just 2 WCC Schools to Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award Eight Straight Years; 4 Bronco Teams Honored This Year
    June 06, 2013
    SCU 1 of Just 2 WCC Schools to Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award Eight Straight Years; 4 Bronco Teams Honored This Year Santa Clara University was joined by Gonzaga University as the only two school’s from the West Coast Conference to earn Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. The Public Recognition Award was given to 61 schools who placed at least one team on the list each of the past eight years. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent plus ties in each sport. In addition, this year four Bronco teams were honored for their APR's: women's tennis, women's outdoor track, women's rowing and women's water polo.
  • Oliver Named To CoSIDA Academic All-American All-District List
    May 30, 2013
    Oliver Named To CoSIDA Academic All-American All-District List Fresh off finishing 17th at the NCAA West Region Outdoor Track Championships in the 10,000m May 23, Bronco senior Kevin Oliver has been named to the Capital One CoSIDA All-District Academic All-American list. Oliver's name will now be forwarded as a national nominee.
  • Ashley Armstrong of Women's Basketball Named Valedictorian, Kevin Oliver Also Honored
    May 30, 2013
    Ashley Armstrong of Women's Basketball Named Valedictorian, Kevin Oliver Also Honored Showing yet again that Santa Clara student-athletes are just as much students as they are athletes, Ashley Armstrong of women’s basketball was named the Valedictorian of the class of 2013. Armstrong has already been accepted to Cambridge University to get her Masters of Philosophy beginning in the fall.
  • Trackster Oliver Feels The Bronco Love
    May 24, 2013
    Trackster Oliver Feels The Bronco Love After Santa Clara senior trackster Kevin Oliver finished 17th in the 10,000m Thursday night at the NCAA West Region Championship, he was quick to pay homage to his Bronco teammates back on the Mission Campus and the three who came to Austin to see him run: Haley Ney, Marcos Hinojosa and Adrian Hinojosa as well as his coaches, Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro and assistant coach Peter Cushman. It's easy to understand why.
  • Oliver Finishes 17th At NCAA West Region Track Championships
    May 23, 2013
    Oliver Finishes 17th At NCAA West Region Track Championships Santa Clara senior Kevin Oliver, just the second-ever to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Regional Championships, finished 17th with a time of 30:40.74 at the University of Texas late Thursday night. The top 12 advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. next week.
  • Oliver Qualifies For NCAA West Region 10K! Double-Major Carries 3.97 GPA As SCU's Second-Ever NCAA Track Qualifier
    May 17, 2013
    Oliver Qualifies For NCAA West Region 10K! Double-Major Carries 3.97 GPA As SCU's Second-Ever NCAA Track Qualifier Proving to be a college student first with a 3.97 grade point average as a double major, Santa Clara senior trackster Kevin Oliver became just the second-ever NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary qualifier today. Oliver, who ran a personal best 29.47.08 in the 10,000m to qualify, will compete in the prelims of the NCAA West Region Championships in Austin, Texas May 23-25. The NCAA Championships are in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.
  • Broncos Close Out Regular Season Track With Many Personal Bests, School Record
    May 13, 2013
    Broncos Close Out Regular Season Track With Many Personal Bests, School Record The Santa Clara University Track team wrapped up its regular season last weekend at the West Coast Invite at Willamette University. Senior Kevin Oliver continued his outstanding season with another personal best and another school record, covering 3.1 miles of the track in 14:27.81 seconds. The women head into the summer capping off one of its most successful track seasons in school history as the women added new marks to every event top 10 list from 800 meters through 10k.
  • Former Bronco Stephanie Wilson Thanks Title IX In WCC Video Feature
    May 09, 2013
    Former Bronco Stephanie Wilson Thanks Title IX In WCC Video Feature This month's #WCCTitleIX video features 2009 West Coast Conference Cross Country Champion and former Santa Clara runner Stephanie Wilson. Click here for the video on Stephanie Wilson.
  • Catching Up and Looking Back with Hayley Ney
    April 29, 2013
    Catching Up and Looking Back with Hayley Ney This past weekend, Hayley Ney (HN) competed in the Brutus Hamilton track meet and ran the 1500-meter race in 4:37.39. The native from Portland, Ore. has thoroughly enjoyed her time as a Bronco distance runner. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Ney to discuss some of her most memorable moments at Santa Clara as well as her future plans.
  • Robinson’s Love for Running
    April 22, 2013
    Robinson’s Love for Running Making the transition from high school athletics to collegiate teams as well as juggling extracurricular activities can be difficult and often daunting. Sophomore distance runner, Emily Robinson (ER) has not only made the jump, but has certainly excelled. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with the Bellevue, Wash. native to talk about her experience with the sport and some of her goals for the season.
  • Oliver Shatters 28-Year Old School Record at Mt. Sac Relays; Broncos Run Well at Woody Wilson Invite
    April 22, 2013
    Oliver Shatters 28-Year Old School Record at Mt. Sac Relays; Broncos Run Well at Woody Wilson Invite Santa Clara senior Kevin Oliver, making his season debut in the 10,000 meter race, made yet another mark on the track school record list by taking down the longest standing mark on the books with an impressive performance, running 29:47.08, at Mt. Sac Relays. Mt. Sac, historically a fantastic venue for distance performances, set the stage for Oliver's performance, which knocked 61 seconds off former Bronco Rory O'Flahtery's 1985 record.
  • Bronco Student-Athletes Post 3.0+ GPA For The 18th Time In 19 Quarters
    April 18, 2013
    Bronco Student-Athletes Post 3.0+ GPA For The 18th Time In 19 Quarters Led by 16 Bronco student-athletes who posted a 4.0 grade point average and four teams who achieved a 3.4 or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.037 grade point average (GPA) for the Winter 2013 quarter, topping 3.0 or better for the 18th time in 19 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.089.
  • Looking Ahead to Mt. Sac Relays and UC Davis
    April 17, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Mt. Sac Relays and UC Davis This weekend the Broncos will split the team, sending a small group with Haley Ney, Allie Sibole, Kevin Oliver, and Moises Venegas south to compete in the highly competitive Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.
  • Personal Bests from the Broncos at Chico State Invitational
    April 17, 2013
    Personal Bests from the Broncos at Chico State Invitational The Santa Clara track team enjoyed another successful weekend as they earned a number of personal bests and new marks on the top 10 all time lists, while competing under the lights at the Chico State Twilight Invitational.
  • Oliver's Lasting Legacy
    April 08, 2013
    Oliver's Lasting Legacy Kevin Oliver (KO), a member of the cross country and distance track team, spent some time with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his past, present, and future experiences and opportunities. The senior from Tualatin, Ore. has earned a number of personal best times in events such as the1500m, 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m.
  • Bronco Track Continues To Post Top Finishes
    March 31, 2013
    Bronco Track Continues To Post Top Finishes The Santa Clara Bronco track team celebrated the end of spring break with another school record and more personal bests at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival hosted by San Francisco State University.
  • Oliver Dips Below Four Minutes As Broncos Run Well At Johnny Mathis Invitational
    March 27, 2013
    Oliver Dips Below Four Minutes As Broncos Run Well At Johnny Mathis Invitational With final week behind them, the Santa Clara track team competed in its first big weekend of the outdoor track season running at the Johnny Mathis Invitational at San Francisco State last weekend.
  • Catching Up with Track's Audrey Hiatt
    March 15, 2013
    Catching Up with Track's Audrey Hiatt SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Last weekend the Bronco track team traveled north to compete at the UC Davis Aggie Open. Sophomore Audrey Hiatt (AH) had great success in her first ever steeplechase event. She placed 5th overall in the 2000m race with a time of 7:24.27. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) talked to Hiatt about her experience running and some of her goals for the season.
  • Bronco Track Continues Spring Competition At Aggie Open
    March 10, 2013
    Bronco Track Continues Spring Competition At Aggie Open The Santa Clara Track and Field team continued their 2013 season with its third meet of the year at the UC Davis Aggie Open.
  • Bronco Track Runs Well Out Of The Gate This Spring Outdoors
    March 04, 2013
    Bronco Track Runs Well Out Of The Gate This Spring Outdoors The Santa Clara track team, looking to re-write the all-time list this season, traveled to Turlock, Calif last weekend to compete in the Kim Duyst Track and Field Invitational hosted by California State University on March 2.
  • Kelly Ryan Looks Ahead to Track Season
    January 23, 2013
    Kelly Ryan Looks Ahead to Track Season Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to catch up with sophomore distance runner Kelly Ryan (KR). Due to an injury last year, she was unable to compete and is looking forward to her first track season as a Bronco distance runner. The Southern California native loves to race, and was excited to share some of her thoughts on the sport as well as some fun facts.
  • Cross Country Teams Lead Bronco Student-Athletes To Another Fine Quarter In The Classroom
    January 23, 2013
    Cross Country Teams Lead Bronco Student-Athletes To Another Fine Quarter In The Classroom Led by 11 Bronco student-athletes who posted a 4.0 grade point average and two teams who achieved a 3.5 or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.060 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2012 quarter, topping 3.0 or better for the 17th time in 18 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.036.
  • Bryan Crook Overcomes Adversity to Pace Broncos at WCC’s
    November 09, 2012
    Bryan Crook Overcomes Adversity to Pace Broncos at WCC’s After missing his first season on the cross country team due to an injury, sophomore Bryan Crook became motivated to make an impact on the team this year.
  • Cross Country Completes Season With Men and Women Both Finishing 21st
    November 09, 2012
    Cross Country Completes Season With Men and Women Both Finishing 21st Running in its final competition of the season, Santa Clara’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished 21st Friday in the NCAA West Region Championships in Seattle, Wash.
  • Cross Country Prepares For Final Race Of the Season
    November 07, 2012
    Cross Country Prepares For Final Race Of the Season The Bronco cross country teams are preparing to travel to the Northwest later this week to compete in the NCAA Cross Country West Regional. The University of Washington is proud to host the 2012 NCAA Cross Country West Regional Championships, Friday, Nov. 9 at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle. It is the first time ever Seattle has hosted the event.
  • Broncos Run Well at Doc Adams Invitational
    November 03, 2012
    Broncos Run Well at Doc Adams Invitational In its final tune-up prior to the NCAA West Regional Championship next weekend, Santa Clara’s women finished fourth and the men finished fifth at the Doc Adams Invitational in Davis, Calif. Santa Clara will travel to Seattle next weekend for the NCAA West Region Championships, hosted by University of Washington.
  • Bronco Cross Country Teams Prepare For Doc Adams Invite
    November 01, 2012
    Bronco Cross Country Teams Prepare For Doc Adams Invite The Santa Clara cross country teams will once again take to the grass this weekend as it races in its final race before the NCAA West Regional. This weekend the Broncos will run at the Doc Adams Invitational at Putah Creek Reserve in Davis, Calif.
  • Cross Country Competes At WCC Championships
    October 27, 2012
    Cross Country Competes At WCC Championships Running in Portland for the first time, Santa Clara’s women finished sixth and the men seventh at the West Coast Conference Championships Saturday morning in Fernhill Park. Portland took back the men’s title after BYU snapped its streak of 32 straight last year by outscoring Portland 32 to 33. USF won its fourth straight women’s title.
  • Luca Signore Shares a Little On Cross Country, His Improvements, and What He Does Outside of Athletics
    October 26, 2012
    Luca Signore Shares a Little On Cross Country, His Improvements, and What He Does Outside of Athletics SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University's cross country team recently ran impressive races at their own Bronco Invitational on Oct. 13. Luca Signore (LS) ran a personal-best at the Invite with a time of 24:41.2. He finished 26th overall and for the Broncos behind Kevin Oliver. The team is getting ready for the WCC Championships on Saturday at Fernhill Park in Portland, Oregon. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) talked to Signore about his recent PR, the team's upcoming race at the WCC Championships and what the cross country teams do together outside of practic
  • 24 Cross Country Members Honored on WCC All-Academic Team
    October 26, 2012
    24 Cross Country Members Honored on WCC All-Academic Team Twenty-four Broncos have been honored for their academics by the West Coast Conference on Friday, the eve of the West Coast Conference Championship in Portland. Four Broncos were named to the 2012 First Team West Coast Conference Cross Country All-Academic team on Friday. In addition, 13 Bronco women and seven Bronco women made the All-Academic Honorable Mention list.
  • Bronco Cross Country Teams Prepared For WCC Championships Saturday
    October 25, 2012
    Bronco Cross Country Teams Prepared For WCC Championships Saturday Santa Clara’s cross country teams are putting the finishing touches on its preparation for the West Coast Conference Championship, to be run at Fernhill Park in Portland on Sat., Oct. 27. Both teams are familiar with the course as they ran in the WCC Preview on Sept. 15 up in the City of Roses. The women’s race, a 6K, will begin at 9 a.m. and the men’s race, an 8K, will begin at 9:45 a.m.
  • Cross Country Runner Lauren Germany Continues To Make Personal Bests This Season
    October 23, 2012
    Cross Country Runner Lauren Germany Continues To Make Personal Bests This Season SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Women’s cross country star Lauren Germany seeks to continue to improve this year. So far, Germany ran a personal best time of 18:24 in the 5K at the Bronco Invite on Oct. 13. In addition, she ran a PR in the 6K on Sept. 15 at the WCC Preview, clocking a 22:38.78. The teams are preparing for the WCC Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Portland, Oregon. SantaClaraBroncos.com recently caught up with Germany about being on the team with her twin sister, how she can improve this season and her interests besides running.
  • Santa Clara Runs Well at Own Bronco Invitational
    October 13, 2012
    Santa Clara Runs Well at Own Bronco Invitational Hosting the Bronco Invitational on a gorgeous sunny morning in the Bay Area, Santa Clara’s women were ninth in the Bronco Invitational and the men, running without their top runner All-WCC runner Ben Demaree, were 13th.
  • Junior Cross Country Runner Enjoys Her Time Out On The Trails
    October 11, 2012
    Junior Cross Country Runner Enjoys Her Time Out On The Trails Beginning to run competitively as a sophomore in high school, junior, Kayla Germany (KG), stumbled upon her latent talent accidentally. Picking up track as a method to keep her in shape for soccer season, Germany found that she enjoyed running more, so she decided to keep with it through the fall season and joined cross country. Germany tells www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) about her experiences running side by side her twin sister, as well as how therapeutic running has become in her life.
  • Bronco Invite Features Fun Run, Jog For Jill; Races Kick Off At 9 am At Baylands Park
    October 10, 2012
    Bronco Invite Features Fun Run, Jog For Jill; Races Kick Off At 9 am At Baylands Park Santa Clara’s cross country teams host the Bronco Invitational on Sat., Oct. 13 at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. The day kicks off with a fun run, Jog for Jill, at 8 a.m. The women’s 5K Open will start on the gun at 9 am. The women’s 5K Invitational will follow at 9:45 am. The men’s 8K Invitational will be run at 10:30 am with the men’s 8K Open closing out the day at 11:15 am.
  • EYEBRONCO: Long Road Of Recovery Is A Success For Cross Country's Ezana Tesfu
    October 10, 2012
    EYEBRONCO: Long Road Of Recovery Is A Success For Cross Country's Ezana Tesfu About a year ago, Bronco cross country senior Ezana Tesfu was re-learning how to walk. His vision was poor and he didn’t even remember the two weeks he spent in the hospital after a serious head injury from a skateboarding accident on Oct. 16 when he was returning home from a night at the library. Running again was possible someday in the future, but unlikely during his time left as a Bronco.
  • Broncos Finish Strong at Stanford Invitational
    September 29, 2012
    Broncos Finish Strong at Stanford Invitational The Santa Clara men were aiming for a top 10 finish at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and that's exactly what it finished - 10th. The women finished 19th in the race won by Stanford on the men's side and on the women's side. Santa Clara continues to run in the Bay Area next weekend when it races at Crystal Springs on Oct. 6 in Belmont, Calif.
  • Bronco Cross Set to Run At Stanford Invite Saturday
    September 26, 2012
    Bronco Cross Set to Run At Stanford Invite Saturday After a couple weeks off, the Bronco cross country teams will turn it up a few notches when they travel a few miles up I-280 to run at the Stanford Invitational on Sat., Sept. 29. The men’s race, an 8K, begins at 9:50 am. The women’s race, a 6K, begins at 10:30 am.
  • Erin Hartwig Gives SantaClaraBroncos.com the Scoop on Her Summer Training
    September 24, 2012
    Erin Hartwig Gives SantaClaraBroncos.com the Scoop on Her Summer Training Senior Erin Hartwig (EH) finished her 2012 season on a high note, recording a personal best time of 2:16.55 in the 800m at the West Coast Invite. The Glendale, Calif. native has been a mainstay on the Bronco cross country and track teams where she has made solid contributions each year.
  • Running Revealed: Kevin Oliver's Racing Roots, Eating Habits and More
    September 24, 2012
    Running Revealed: Kevin Oliver's Racing Roots, Eating Habits and More Kevin Oliver is coming off a tremendous season where he reached numerous personal bests in helping the Santa Clara Bronco cross country and track teams to two of their most successful seasons ever. The Tualatin, Ore. native is in his fourth and final season as a member of the Bronco cross country and track teams, and is one of the leaders on this year’s squad.
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