2013-14 Santa Clara Track/Cross Country News

April 20, 2014
Bronco Track Competes Well At Mt. Sac and Bryan Clay Invitational
The Santa Clara men’s and women’s track teams traveled south this weekend for the opportunity to face the nation's best athletes at the 56th Annual Mt. Sac Invitational and the Bryan Clay Invitational, and the Broncos took full advantage of the competitive opportunity.

April 14, 2014
Bronco Student-Athletes Top 3.0 GPA for 21st Time in 22 Quarters
With 11 Bronco student-athletes achieving a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and 16 of the 19 Bronco teams scoring a 3.0 term GPA or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.138 grade point average (GPA) for the Winter 2014 quarter. They also topped 3.0 or better for the 21st time in 22 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA of 3.080 continues to climb for its student-athletes as well.

April 4, 2014
Bronco Track Runs Up At S.F. State Distance Carnival This Weekend
After taking last weekend off to adjust to the new quarter, Santa Clara’s track team is back at it this weekend, running in the San Francisco Distance Carnival on Fri., April 4. SF State coach Tom Lyons started this meet in 2004 and it has grown into a really premier event and the Broncos are glad to be a part of it.

March 24, 2014
Bronco Track Scores Personal Bests At Johnny Mathis Invitational
The Bronco track team dusted off their spikes this weekend after taking a week off for winter quarter finals and competed well at the Johnny Mathis Invitational, hosted by San Francisco State University.

March 16, 2014
Bronco Track Competes Well At Aggie Opener
The Santa Clara track teams sent a small group of runners to the Aggie Opener, hosted by UC Davis, and were met with successful results that they hope will serve as a good omen for the student-athletes as they translate into finals mode, which start on Monday.

March 14, 2014
Bronco Track Prepares For Aggie Open
The Santa Clara track team will run at the Aggie Open on Sat., March 15 at UC Davis. The Broncos will compete with a short squad this weekend due to final exams next weekend. Earlier this week Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro talked about the weekend plans, training during finals and what is on tap in the next few weeks.

February 27, 2014
Track Opens Season At Kim Duyst Invitational Saturday
With the indoor season wrapping up across the country, Santa Clara will get a jump on its competition by competing Sat., March 1 at the Kim Duyst Invitational in Turlock, Calif. SantaClaraBroncos.com sat down with assistant coach Pete Cushman to talk about the opening meet of the year and expectations for the season.

January 28, 2014
Bronco Cross Country Teams Lead All Student-Athletes To 20th 3.0 Or Better In 21 Quarters
With 15 Bronco student-athletes achieving a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and 16 of the 19 Bronco teams scoring a 3.0 term GPA or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.086 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2013 quarter. They also topped 3.0 or better for the 20th time in 21 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.055.

November 16, 2013
Cross Country Teams Finish Season at NCAA West Region Championship
Santa Clara’s men’s cross country team finished 21st at the NCAA West Region Championship in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday. The women’s team finished 24th. The Stanford men won the title with WCC opponent Portland finishing third. The Arizona women won the title with San Francisco finishing fourth.

November 7, 2013
Sixteen Cross Country Runners Honored By WCC For Academics
Honoring 16 Broncos this year, the West Coast Conference announced the 2013 West Coast Conference Men’s and Women's Cross Country All-Academic Teams on Thursday with both Sam Holeman and Lauren Germany named to the first team. Seven men and seven women were named to the Honorable Mention list.

November 2, 2013
Bronco Cross Country Teams Both Finish Sixth At WCC Championships
Both the Bronco men's and women's cross country teams finished sixth at the West Coast Conference Championship on Saturday morning. The men scored 155 points. The women scored 194 points, topping host-Pepperdine by seven points.

October 31, 2013
Santa Clara Catches Up with Allison Maio
After not making the Broncos' West Coast Conference team her freshman year, Allison Maio (AM) is willing to do whatever she can to achieve her goals. Maio talks about her goals and aspirations this year and what her rituals are before each meet to try and beat her personal record.

October 31, 2013
Cross Country Puts Finishing Touches On WCC Championship Race Plan
The Bronco cross country team will head down to Southern California for the West Coast Conference Championship on Sat., Nov. 2. The Championship is being run at Pepperdine in Malibu for the first time ever.

October 20, 2013
Cross Country Runs A Number of PRs As Host Of Bronco Invitational
Hosting the Bronco Invitational, the Santa women won the Bronco Open and the men finished second. The Bronco women were sixth in the Bronco Invitational with the men finishing 10th without their top two runners. LMU won both the men’s and women’s titles at the Bronco Invitational, with Grand Canyon winning the Men’s Open. LMU’s men bested runner-up UC Santa Barbara 84-86.

October 17, 2013
Cross Country Hosts 8th Annual Bronco Invitational With Teams From Coast to Coast Running
Santa Clara cross country returns home Sat., Oct. 19 to host its own meet, the Bronco Invitational, at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. It is the 8th annual running of the meet at Baylands which was previously run at Crystal Springs. The meet will be represented by teams from three different NCAA Division 1 regions with teams from Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, junior colleges, as well as two schools from Canada.

October 12, 2013
Cross Runs Well At S.F. State Invitational
Santa Clara ran a number of runners up at the S.F. State Invitational on Friday afternoon as preparation for next weekend’s Bronco Invitational at Baylands Park on Oct. 19.

October 11, 2013
Cross Country Travels to San Francisco for S.F. State Invitational Friday
Continuing to prepare for the Bronco Invitational on Oct. 19, the Bronco cross country teams will compete at the S.F. State Invitational in San Francisco on Fri., Oct. 11. The women will run a full team while the men’s team will run just four runners so they won’t have a team score.

September 28, 2013
Men Finish 7th, Women 8th At 40th Annual Stanford Invitational
The Bronco cross country teams ran in the 40th annual Stanford Invitational, with the men finishing seventh in the 8K. They defeated West Coast Conference schools San Diego and Pepperdine. The Bronco women were eighth, finishing in front of Pepperdine and Saint Mary's. Stanford won both of the College Invitationals.

September 26, 2013
Cross Travels Up I-280 For 40th Annual Stanford Invite Saturday
The Bronco men’s and women’s cross country teams are getting ready for the 40th annual Stanford Invitational on Sat., Sept. 28. The men’s race will begin at 9:50 am and the women’s race at 10:30 am.

September 14, 2013
Cross Women 2nd, Men Third At WCC Preview
Running in Malibu Saturday morning at the West Coast Conference Preview, Santa Clara’s women finished as the runner-up and the Bronco men were third. The Broncos take a week off from racing next weekend before running up the road at the Stanford Invitational Sept. 28.

September 12, 2013
Bronco Harriers Head to Malibu For WCC Preview Meet
Already into the third weekend of cross country season, the Santa Clara distance teams will travel south this weekend to run in the WCC Preview meet in Malibu. Pepperdine will host the West Coast Conference Championship on Nov. 2 as well. The Broncos will compete against host-Pepperdine, San Diego, LMU, Saint Mary’s, Pacific (women only) and Long Beach State.

September 6, 2013
Cross Splits With Saint Mary's at First Annual Dual Meet
Under sunny and warm conditions at race time at 9 am, the Santa Clara men's and women's cross country teams continued its Friday morning, hosting Saint Mary's at Baylands Park for a dual meet. The Bronco women's team beat SMC by a score of 18-39 while the Bronco men were defeated by a score of 23-38.

September 5, 2013
Kriege Looking Back On Her Career So Far
Many of us cannot stand to run. Most of us can’t even bear to run more than a mile. For Mary Kriege (MK), her life is all about running. Running on average about 60-70 miles a week, Kriege is a machine. With outstanding records so far in her collegiate years such as 21:16 in the 6k in 2012 NCAA West Region Championship, Kriege isn’t stopping.

September 4, 2013
Bronco Cross Hosts Saint Mary's In Dual Meet on Friday at Baylands Park
After a successful opening weekend in Golden Gate Park at the USF Invitational, Santa Clara’s cross country teams will host rival Saint Mary’s on Fri., Sept. 6 at 9 am for a dual meet in Sunnyvale, Calif. at the Baylands Park – home of the Bronco Invitational on Sat., Oct. 19.

August 31, 2013
Bronco Cross Opens Season at USF Invitational
The Santa Clara University men's and women's cross country teams opened their seasons with solid efforts from both squads at the USF Invitational in Golden Gate Park in cool, foggy conditions. Stanford won both the women's and men's races.

August 20, 2013
Ready, Set, Go! Bronco Cross Prepares For 2013 Season With Start of Practice
After a strong track season in the spring, the Santa Clara cross country team is looking to carry its track success into the fall. Most SCU students will spend their summer working a job or enjoying some relaxation. The SCU men’s and women’s cross team not only participates in these activities but they also run anywhere from 50-85 plus miles a week, coupled with strength training and cross training.

August 16, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Checking In With Emily Robinson
EYEBRONCO reporter Sean Davis speaks with Emily Robinson about the upcoming cross country/ track season. Originally from Sammamish, Wash., Robinson has been spender her break in the Bay Area attending summer school classes, interning and, of course, running… a lot. Robinson is excited for her junior season and can't wait to start training with the team again.

August 8, 2013
Battling Back: with Bryan Crook
Injuries are a part of any sport, but part of being a student-athlete means learning how to overcome injuries and persevering though any obstacle one might face. Bryan Crook (BC), RS Junior and member of the Broncos cross country team, is no stranger to persevering though injuries.

August 7, 2013
Bronco Cross Inks Four Californians
The Santa Clara University men's and women's cross country teams will welcome four runners this fall as part of the Class of 2017, with all four coming from the state of California. There are a pair of women in Kaitlyn Kuehn and Anika Renken and a pair of men in Joey Berriatua and Brynn Sargent.

July 25, 2013
Led by Oliver, Bronco Men No. 2, Women No. 6 Nationally On USTFCCCA Academic Honors Lists
Led by Kevin Oliver's selection to the national individual Academic Award list, the Bronco track programs were honored among all Division I teams on Thursday as the Bronco men posted the second-highest GPA nation-wide at 3.506 when they were named as a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team. Posting a 3.57 grade point average, the sixth-best nationally and tops in the West Coast Conference, Santa Clara's women's track team was named an All-Academic team on Thursday as well.

July 16, 2013
Ben Demaree is On a Mission to Finish Strong
As a runner, the health of your legs will determine the success of your season. Ben Demaree, a senior for the Santa Clara Bronco cross country team found out just how true this is.

July 9, 2013
Emily Robinson Trains Through the Summer
The summer is a time for runners to evaluate the past season, take a week or two off to recover, analyze where they need to improve and then begin the daily grind of becoming faster, stronger and tougher than ever before. One Bronco who is doing just that is Emily Robinson; a cross country and track student athlete for Santa Clara University. After a successful 2012 cross season, running personal bests of 18:15 in the 5K at the Bronco Invite and 21:58 at the West Regional meet in Seattle, Robinson is looking to use her time over the summer to acquire some quality training.

July 9, 2013
SCU Athletics Co-Hosts 4th Annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium
Santa Clara Athletics, one of the founding partners of Santa Clara’s Institute for Sports Law and Ethics, will be jointly hosting the fourth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium on September 12 at Santa Clara University. The topic this year will be Sports Concussions: Problems and Proposed Solutions. The event’s corporate sponsors include the San Francisco 49ers, the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland A’s, as well as Manatt.

July 9, 2013
Bronco Student-Athletes Post Highest Recorded GPA; Top 3.0 for 19th Time in 20 Quarters
With 24 Bronco student-athletes achieving a 4.0 grade point average and four teams checking in with a 3.4 GPA or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a school-record 3.191 grade point average (GPA) for the Spring 2013 quarter. They also topped 3.0 or better for the 19th time in 20 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.107.

June 28, 2013
Oliver Named Academic All-American Nationally; Only WCC Runner On Team & 4th in 7 Years For Santa Clara XC
With Santa Clara cross country/track receiving the honor for the fourth time in seven years, Santa Clara’s senior runner and Summa Cum Laude graduate Kevin Oliver was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team on Friday. He was the only student-athlete from the West Coast Conference selected for the national academic honor and the only male in the state of California named to the team.

June 11, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Cross Country Fall Photo Shoot And Behind-the-Scenes Interviews
Getting ready for final exams, a few of the members of the SCU men’s and women’s cross country teams took a study break and had their pictures taken for the upcoming Fall 2013 team poster. EYEBRONCO reporter and women’s soccer player, Sofia Huerta, took advantage of all these outstanding student-athletes being in one place and asked them a few questions about the past spring season and their plans for the summer, as well as what they are looking forward to as they embark on a new season.