2013 Santa Clara Track/Cross Country News

June 6, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 9, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

April 8, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March 4, 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.

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.

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.

November 9, 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.

November 9, 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.

November 7, 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.

November 3, 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.

November 1, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 17, 2012
Bronco Cross Runs in San Francisco, Portland
Running in two meets this weekend in San Francisco and Portland, the Broncos continued to show promise as they ran at the Gator Invitational in San Francisco on Friday and the WCC Preview in Portland on Saturday.

September 12, 2012
Broncos Run Split Squads This Weekend in San Francisco, Portland
With classes starting on Monday on the Mission campus, the Broncos will split squads this weekend in San Francisco and Portland and then take a couple weeks off to train even harder for the Stanford Invitational on Sat., Sept. 29. This weekend, the Broncos will run at San Francisco State in the Gator Invitational in Golden Gate Park on Fri., Sept. 14. They will also run at the WCC Preview Meet at Fernhill Park in Portland, Ore. on Sat., Sept. 15.

September 10, 2012
Bronco Cross Country Men 4th, Women 5th at Sac State Hornet Jamboree
The Bronco cross country teams continued their preseason competitions on Saturday at the Hornet Jamboree, hosted by Sac State. Sophomore Mary Kriege led the way for the women, running 17:58 for the 5k course, to finish eighth overall. Junior Luca Signore led the men for the first time in his career, running 20:15 for the 4-mile course.

September 5, 2012
Bronco Cross Prepare For Hornet Jamboree Fresh Off Santa Cruz Training Trip
The Bronco cross country team, fresh off their training trip to New Brighton State Beach, will run their second meet of the year in Sacramento on Saturday at the Hornet Jamboree.

September 3, 2012
Broncos Run Well In Opening Meet At USF
Opening its season in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Santa Clara men's and women's cross country teams were led by a freshman debut at the top spot on both sides at the USF Invitational. Both Bronco teams placed sixth in large fields of 21 teams for the women and 19 teams for the men. Cal won the women's race and Stanford won the men's competition.

August 24, 2012
Cross Teams Running Long For Season Opener; Demaree Named to WCC Preseason All-WCC List
With the Bronco men’s and women’s cross country teams set to open their season on Sept. 1 at USF, the Santa Clara team's opened the 2012 preseason camp with its first official practice Friday morning – but it isn’t the first miles any of them have run this summer. In addition, it was announced this week that junior Ben Demaree, who finished 13th at the West Coast Conference Championship last season – the top non-Portland-BYU runner – has been named to the WCC Preseason All-WCC team.

August 16, 2012
Bronco Cross Country/Track Welcome Pete Cushman As An Assistant Coach
Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro is proud to announce Thursday that former West Coast Conference runner Pete Cushman has joined the Bronco men’s and women’s cross country and track teams coaching staff. It is his second stint with the Broncos as he was a volunteer coach at Santa Clara from 2004-06.

August 8, 2012
Hayley Ney Gives SantaClaraBroncos.com the Scoop on Her Summer Training
While many of the Santa Clara students are sleeping in late and watching t.v. all summer, one of our very own Santa Clara women’s cross country stars is doing anything but that.

August 6, 2012
Bronco Cross Country Announces Class of 2016
The Santa Clara University men's and women's cross country teams will welcome a deep and talented recruiting class this fall. The two teams combined to sign 12 incoming Bronco freshmen student-athletes for the Class of 2016.

July 10, 2012
Bronco Harrier Works to Design Bamboo Housing in Haiti
Chris Sampson’s senior project was not the typical research paper or in-depth project that is merely for the benefit of the student. As a civil engineering major who would graduate in June of 2012, Sampson’s senior design project was for the benefit of those in need. With many parts of the world in dire need of sustainable and cost-effective housing that will survive natural disasters, the Bronco cross country student-athlete came to the conclusion that his skills would be best utilized assisting others. Along with his partner Jake Echeverria, the two Santa Clarans developed a design for bamboo housing in Haiti.

July 6, 2012
SCU Cross Country Teams Continue To Lead the Way Academically; Bronco Student Athletes Post 3.0 GPA For 16th time in 17 Quarters
Led by 16 Bronco student-athletes who posted a 4.0 grade point average and six teams who achieved a 3.5 or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.116 grade point average (GPA) for the Spring 2012 quarter, topping 3.0 or better for the 16th time in 17 quarters. It is the second highest GPA for a quarter, only topped by the 3.14 GPA the Bronco student-athletes achieved during the Spring 2011 quarter. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.057.

June 15, 2012
Congrats to All Bronco Student-Athletes Who Graduated This Past Weekend! (CHECK OUT ALL THEIR GRADUATION PHOTOS!)
Congratulations to all Santa Clara University graduates this past weekend, especially the many Bronco student-athletes who are finishing their time on the Mission Campus. The Bronco student-athletes wore a special sash that said they are a Bronco student-athlete.

April 19, 2012
Bronco Track Heads to Mt. Sac Relays and Woody Wilson Invite
The Santa Clara track team, which had last weekend off, will gear it up again full strength this weekend when it travels to the Mt. Sac Relays and the Woody Wilson Invite at UC Davis. Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro, whose men's cross country team led the department in grade point average for the Winter 2012 quarter (click here for release), talked on Thursday about what the team is looking for this week, the great weather in the Bay Area and Erin McCarthy's early success this season.

June 30, 2011
Bronco Student-Athletes Record School Record 3.14 GPA For Spring 2011 Quarter
Recording the highest grade point average in Santa Clara history, Bronco student-athletes recorded a school record 3.14 gpa for the spring 2011 quarter. The previous high-water mark for the student-athletes one quarter gpa was 3.11 in the winter of 2009. In addition 92 student-athletes achieved a 3.5 GPA this quarter. Santa Clara's student-athletes have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better 13 of the last 14 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative gpa for its student-athletes is 3.097.