Bronco Cross Country Announces Class of 2016

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 again this fall. The two Bronco teams combined to sign 12 incoming freshmen student-athletes for the Class of 2016.

The women's team will welcome four new freshmen in late August as Santa Clara begins cross country practice for the upcoming season.  "Camille, Allison, Elsa and Kate have had a great deal of success in the classroom and have developed into competitive distance runners during their time in high school," said Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro. "I am excited to get them on campus later this month and training with our women to further their development. All four of them have a great deal of potential to help the team in the coming years."

The Bronco men will welcome seven new runners and Montoro is equally excited about them as well.  "It was important for us to bring in a strong recruiting class this year as we were graduating a lot of seniors who had made strong contributions during their time at SCU," said Montoro.  "We definitely did that with this class.  On paper at least, this is our best men's recruiting class ever. I am pleased that every year faster recruits decide that SCU is where they can reach their goals as a student-athlete. It would appear that Adrian Hinojosa from Bellarmine, David Leavy from Jesuit and Alexi Taylor from Cardinal Newman have the best shot at contributing right away, but I wouldn't be surprised if any of these guys make an immediate impact in the top seven this coming fall."

The Bronco cross country teams continue to lead the Santa Clara athletic department in the classroom as well as doing well as runners as well.  The men's cross country team led all Bronco teams with a 3.527 GPA during the Spring 2012 quarter.  It is the fourth straight quarter they have led the men's side.  They also have the top cumulative GPA at 3.461 as well. 

On the women's side, the cross country team posted the highest GPA at 3.485 for the Spring 2012 quarter.  It is the fifth time in six quarters the women's team has led the women's side in term GPA.  Women's cross country has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.436

Click to read the complete release on the Santa Clara Spring 2012 GPA here.

And mark your calendars early!  Bronco running fans will have a chance to see the teams run close to home a number of times this fall, including Oct. 13 when they host the Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Bronco Women's Cross Country Class of 2016

Camille Dyer                                                                                                                  

High School:           St. Francis (Sacramento, CA)                                                              
Coach:                   John Ducray                                                                                          
Best HS Marks XC:  Woodward Park 5k: 19:08, Mt Sac 2.93: 18:57                              
Best Marks Track:   1600m 5:27 3200m 11:30

Allison Maio

High School:               Xavier College Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
HS Coach:                  Jeff Messer
Best Marks XC:           Silverado Golf Course 5k: 19:06, NXN Southwest 5k: 19:59           
Best Marks Track:      1600m 5:25 3200m 11:31

Elsa Valenzuela

High School:             Crystal Springs Upland (Belmont, CA)
HS Coach:                Albert Caruana
Best Marks XC:         Crystal Springs 2.95: 19:03, Stanford 5k: 19:41       
Best Marks Track:     1600m 5:17 3200m 11:30

Katherine Yanish

High School:             Xavier College Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
HS Coach:                Jeff Messer
Best Marks XC:         Silverado Golf Course 5k: 19:36, Mt. Sac 2.93: 19:38
Best Marks Track:     1600m 5:35 3200m 11:46


The Bronco Men's Cross Country Class of 2016

Ryan Greenough

High School:             Davis Sr. (Davis, CA)
HS Coach:                Bill Gregg
Best Marks XC:         Woodward Park 5k: 16:33, Mt. Sac 2.93: 16:10
Best Mark Track:      1600m 4:29.80 3000m 8:57.12 3200m 9:33.01

Adrian Hinojosa

High School:             Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose, CA)
HS Coach:                Patrick McCrystal
Best Marks XC:         Woodward Park 5k: 15:46, Mt. Sac 2.93: 15:39
Best Mark Track:       800m 1:58.50  1600m 4:16.30 3200m 9:39

Sam Holeman

High School:             Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA)
HS Coach:                Paul Turner
Best Marks XC:         Sun Willows Golf Course 5k: 16:10 Cedar Crest Golf Course 5k: 16:01
Best Mark Track:      1600m 4:23.82 3200m 9:26.06

David Leavy

High School:             Jesuit (Portland, OR)
HS Coach:                Tom Rothenberger
Best Marks XC:         Jesuit HS 5k: 15:22, Tualatin Hills 5k, 15:33, Lane CC 5k: 15:59
Best Mark Track:       800m 1:58.40  1500m 4:01.70 3000m 8:46.91

Adam Perez

High School:             Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, CA)
HS Coach:                Bob Fish
Best Marks XC:         Woodbridge 3mile: 14:54, Woodward Park 5k: 16:08, Mt. Sac 2.93: 15:45
Best Mark Track:       1600m 4:22.43 3200m 9:35.50

Alexi Taylor

High School:             Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA)
HS Coach:                Pat La Fortune
Best Marks XC:         Stanford 5k: 15:49, Woodward Park 5k: 16:07
Best Mark Track:       800m 1:58.42 1600m 4:19.50 Mile 4:19.22

Leland Wong

High School:             Campolindo (Moraga, CA)
HS Coach:                Chuck Woolridge
Best Marks XC:         Stanford 5k: 16:01, Hayward HS 3mile (NCS): 16:07
Best Mark Track:       800m 1:57.98



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