2014-15 Cross Country News

April 16, 2015
Track Strives for NCAA Preliminary Qualifying Times this Week
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara track will split its racing between the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. this weekend. Several Bronco runners are looking to qualify for the NCAA Preliminary meet with their times at the Mt. SAC relays Thursday and Friday.

April 16, 2015
Brynn Sargent on Bronco Track, Getting Healthy
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sophomore Brynn Sargent (BS) of the men’s cross country and track team suffered an unfortunate injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the track season. He informed Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) that despite the injury, his resolve and determination to improve are stronger than ever.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.

April 7, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.

April 6, 2015
Women's Tennis, Men's Cross Country Lead Department GPA In Winter 2015 Quarter
Achieving a 3.0 or better grade point average for the 24th time in 25 quarters, the Santa Clara Bronco Athletic Department also saw eight student-athletes achieve a 4.0 GPA in the Winter of 2015. The Bronco student-athletes recorded a 3.120 GPA and boast a 3.141 cumulative GPA as well. The Broncos have scored a 3.0 or better GPA 22 straight quarters dating back to the Winter 2008 quarter.

April 3, 2015
Track Heads to the City for SF State Distance Carnival
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara track travels to San Francisco State's Cox Stadium for the SF State Distance Carnival Friday. The Broncos will compete in nine different events between the men's and women's teams, including a trio of men's runners in the 10000 meter race. "With the winter quarter and finals now behind us, and the timing of this meet, this is really the start of track season," assistant coach Pete Cushman said.

March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.

March 17, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.

March 11, 2015
Murphy Sets School Record in Steeplechase as Broncos Compete at Kim Duyst Invitational
TURLOCK, Calif. — Santa Clara track had its highest volume of runners compete in a 2015 spring meet when a total of 27 Broncos ran in seven different events at the Kim Duyst Invitational Saturday at Cal State Stanislaus. In her 3000 meter steeplechase debut, Grayson Murphy set a school record time of 11:03.93.

March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.

March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.

February 25, 2015
Three Broncos PR, Men Win Distance Medley Relay with School Record Time at West Coast Invitational and Relays
ORINDA, Calif. — In its second overall event and first outdoor meet of the 2015 season, Santa Clara track produced a good showing at the West Coast Invitational and West Coast Relays last Saturday and Sunday in Orinda, Calif. The four-man relay team of Joey Berriatua, Nicholas Mantovani, Kurt Ruegg and Adam Vare set a school record by running a 10:13.20 in the Distance Medley Relay and three Broncos recorded personal best times in their respective 3000 meter races.

February 25, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Men's Cross Country/Track Immersion Trip to Navajo Nation
Santa Clara men's cross country/track participated in an immersion trip to Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz. last winter. The team captured its experience via GoPro and passed the shots along to EYEBRONCO to help tell the story. Santa Clara runner Bryan Crook: "We did a service project and organized a fun run, but most of our time was spent getting to know the community, their history, aspects of traditional Navajo culture, hardships of reservation life as well as the spiritual significance running has for the Navajo. While there we had the opportunity to train on some beautiful high desert trails and bond as a team."

February 18, 2015
Berriatua, Ruegg Set School Records at Husky Classic
SEATTLE, Wash. — Santa Clara track competed in the first indoor meet in program history over the weekend, with five runners splitting time between the 3,000 and 5,000 meter races at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. Sophomore Joey Berriatua set a school record in the 3,000 meter race with a time of 8:19.76 — more than five seconds faster than the previous Bronco best.

February 17, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.

February 12, 2015
Track Begins Season with First Indoor Meet in Program History Friday
As the Santa Clara track team embarks upon its 2015 season Friday, the program will compete in its first indoor meet at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. Five Bronco runners — Joey Berriatua, Bryan Crook, Kurt Ruegg, Mary Kriege and Kelly Ryan all qualified for their respective events.

February 10, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 10, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports.

January 28, 2015
WATCH | Santa Clara Track — Hill Phase Training
Hill phase training is a key part of transitioning from the fall cross country season to the spring track season for collegiate runners. EYEBRONCO reporter David Gentile spent Friday morning with the track teams at St. Joseph's Hill in Los Gatos to see how training on an incline will help the Broncos conquer the flat track. The video features interviews with head coach Felipe Montoro, sophomore Joey Berriatua and senior Kelly Ryan.

January 16, 2015
Santa Clara Track Announces 2015 Schedule
Santa Clara track announced its 2015 schedule Friday, which features 12 events in a three-month span from Feb. 13 to May 19. The Broncos compete 10 times in California and twice outside the Golden State with meets in Seattle (Husky Classic Feb. 13-14) to open the season and Portland (Portland Twilight May 17) to close out the spring.

December 10, 2014
Bronco Cross Shines at Home, Grows on Road in 2014
Santa Clara cross country made the most of its home races and road trips during the 2014 season, consistently setting personal best marks and rewriting a pair of school records along the way. The Broncos took advantage of a schedule that featured three meets at Sunnyvale's Baylands Park, as well as races in Minnesota and Montana to shine at home and gain experience on the road throughout the fall.

December 4, 2014
Cross Country's Nash, Crook, Greenough Named to WCC All-Academic Team; Nine Broncos Recognized in Conference Honors
The West Coast Conference announced its 2014 Cross Country All-Academic Team on Thursday, and three Santa Clara Broncos have been selected for the team. Senior Amia Nash as well as juniors Bryan Crook and Ryan Greenough were named to their respective WCC All-Academic teams.

November 20, 2014
Cross Country/Track Signs Two to National Letters of Intent
Santa Clara cross country & track has announced the signing of Northern California runners Bevin McCullough and Ross Corey to National Letters of Intent, head coach Felipe Montoro announced today. The pair will join the Broncos as freshman in 2015-16.

November 14, 2014
Cross Country Closes out Fall at NCAA West Region Championships
Santa Clara cross country closed out its fall season at the NCAA West Region Championships Friday at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. As a team, the Bronco men finished their 10k race in 17th place and the Bronco women finished their 6k race in 31st place.

November 13, 2014
NCAA West Regionals on Deck for Cross Country Friday
Santa Clara's cross country teams and individual runners will vie for a spot in the NCAA Championship race Friday when they head to the NCAA West Regionals at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. The top two teams from the men's and women's sides advance as well as the top four individuals not from a qualifying team, provided they finish in the top 25 runners. This year's national championship race is scheduled for Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

November 10, 2014
Reaching Full Stride: Bryan Crook
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) sat down to chat with redshirt junior cross country runner Bryan Crook (BC) to discuss the team’s recent success at the West Coast Conference Championships and life as a distance runner.

November 4, 2014
EYEBRONCO: West Coast Conference Rookie Run
Members of Santa Clara's women's golf and cross country teams participated in community service with the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI) at the WCC Cross Country Championships Sat., Nov. 1, 2014. EYEBRONCO heard from golfers Kyleigh Moreno and Annie Freman as well as cross country runner Amia Nash about their participation with kids in the rookie run. Song: Funkorama - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

November 4, 2014
Watch this Week's Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss! EyeBronco first gets an inside look to the Volleyball team’s very successful two win weekend. On Thursday night, the team had a huge win over No. 11 BYU in three straight sets. Then they battled through a five set match to beat top-ranked San Diego on Saturday. Volleyball has beaten four top 25 teams this season. It was the first time a West Coast Conference team has swept both BYU and San Diego in the same weekend since BYU joined the league three years ago. Yannick Atanga spoke to Player of the Week Nikki Hess about the weekend. Women’s soccer had two games in Buck Shaw this weekend and walked away with two conference wins. They defeated Gonzaga on Friday night, 3-0, behind the goals from Sofia Huerta and Mariana Galvan. Then on Sunday, Huerta was able to score a last minute goal to lift the Broncos over Portland, 1-0. Huerta leads the team with 15 goals on the season. After the Portland match, EyeBronco heard from Huerta and goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski about the final weekends of the season. This Wrap also features EyeBronco interviews over the past week with Kelly Ryan and Kurt Reugg from cross country. They hosted the WCC Championships at Baylands Park on Saturday. The team totaled nine PR runs, including a school record of 23:52 by senior Kurt Ruegg in the men's 8k race. Ruegg finished 16th overall while the team came in 5th. The top five runners on the women’s side all set personal best 6k times and placed 7th overall. Lastly, don’t forget to watch the bloopers! Go Broncos! #OnAMission

November 3, 2014
Nash Off to a Good Start in Her Senior Year
Senior Amia Nash (AN) has started her season with personal best times in both her 5K and 6K races. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Nash to find out what has attributed to her success and her plans after graduation.

November 2, 2014
Ruegg, Bronco Men Set School Records; Nine Runners PR at WCC Championships
Santa Clara cross country made its final 2014 race at Baylands Park a memorable one Saturday morning by totaling nine PR runs, including a school record 23:52.5 by senior Kurt Ruegg in the men's 8k race of the West Coast Conference Championship. Led by Grayson Murphy, Santa Clara's top five runners on the women's side all set personal best 6k times and Ruegg led a men's side that also had its third, fourth and fifth place runners set personal best 8k times.

October 31, 2014
Cross Country Hosts WCC Championships Saturday
The top teams in West Coast Conference men’s and women’s cross country will be crowned Saturday at the WCC Championships, held at Santa Clara’s home course, Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. It marks the third Bronco race at Baylands this season, following the WCC Preview Meet in September and the team’s most recent race, the Bronco Invite in October.

October 30, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Cross Country's Interval Run Training for WCC Championships
Santa Clara Cross Country went to the San Jose Municipal Rose Gardens for some early interval running Wednesday to prepare for this weekend's WCC Championships. Get an inside look at the importance of interval running and what the team is looking forward to about Saturday's meet at Baylands Park.

October 23, 2014
Insatiable Runner Allison Martinez Has Three Races Left
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Allison Martinez (AM) is finishing up her first season on the Santa Clara cross country team. She told Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) that although she has gained plenty of racing experience this year, she is still hungry for more.

October 20, 2014
Noah Westfall: Colorado to California
Freshman cross country runner Noah Westfall (NW) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about his transition to college and the season so far. Westfall had a breakout season his senior year in high school and has kept up the pace in his college races.

October 18, 2014
Bronco Men Capture Sixth; Several Runners PR at Bronco Invite
At their second home event of the season, the Santa Clara men’s and women’s cross country teams continued the trend of progress and improvement with positive results at the Bronco Invite Saturday. A total of five runners set personal best marks between the men’s and women’s invitationals. Between the four races — men’s 8k invitational, men’s 8k open, women’s 6k invitational, women’s 6k open — 22 Broncos ran at meet in Baylands Park.

October 17, 2014
Peter Stephens Races to the Finish Line
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with senior Peter Stephens (PS) of the cross country/track team about what he does to prepare for a race and his time here at Santa Clara.

October 16, 2014
Cross Country Faces Competitive Field as Host of Bronco Invitational Saturday
Santa Clara cross country will race against a large, competitive field as hosts of Saturday's Bronco Invitational at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. Four West Coast Conference schools and 29 programs are represented between the large fields for the men's and women's invitationals. The meet begins at 9 am with the men's 8K Invite.

October 8, 2014
Cross Country Eyes Chance to ‘Sharpen Up’ at SF State Meet Friday
Santa Clara cross country is set to send eight student-athletes — four men and four women — to Friday’s San Francisco State Invitational at Speedway Meadow. The Broncos will not score either team in the event, which features a women’s 6k and men’s 8k run. It marks the second time this season Santa Clara will race in Golden Gate Park, after competing there in the season-opening USF Invitational Aug. 30.

October 6, 2014
Camille Dyer: Pace and Race
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) chatted with junior Camille Dyer (CD) of the cross country/track team about physical intelligence, competition, and learning from her sport.

October 4, 2014
Women’s Cross Country Produces Strong Individual Efforts at Montana Invite
In the second of four straight weekends of competition, Santa Clara women’s cross country traveled to Montana for the women’s 5k at the Montana Invite Saturday. Freshman Grayson Murphy posted the fastest Bronco time of 18:47.17, good for 22nd place overall.

October 2, 2014
Bronco Women’s Cross Heads Northeast for Montana Invite Saturday
Santa Clara women’s cross country will race for the second time in as many weekends when it heads northeast for the Montana Invite Sat., Oct. 4. The Broncos join host Montana, Montana State, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Santa Clara, College of Idaho and Carroll in the field at the University of Montana Golf Course in Missoula, Mont. It marks the first time since 2011 that the women’s team travels outside California, Oregon and Washington for a competition.

September 29, 2014
Kelly Ryan and the Running Mentality
Kelly Ryan (KR) of the cross country/track team talked with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about some of her favorite places to race and how she pushes toward her goals.

September 27, 2014
Broncos Gain Valuable Experience at Griak, Stanford Invites
Three different groups of Santa Clara cross country runners competed a little more than 2,000 miles apart Saturday. Santa Clara sent its top men’s group to Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course for the Roy Griak Invitational while Bronco men’s and women’s teams raced at the Stanford Invite just up the road from the Mission campus.

September 26, 2014
Ryan Greenough Bounces Back to Start 2014
Following a season of injuries that kept him out of cross country action in fall 2013, junior Ryan Greenough (RG) has returned and run well in Santa Clara's first two meets of the 2014 season. Greenough spoke with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about getting healthy, his favorite cross country race and some of the team's meets this season.

September 25, 2014
Cross Country Splits Squad for Griak, Stanford Invites Saturday
Three groups of Bronco cross country runners are set to race in two different cities when the team competes for the third time this season on Sat., Sept. 27. The first men’s group travels to the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course for the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn. The women’s team will join the second group of men’s runners close to home at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

September 22, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Cross Country Fall Photo Day
EYEBRONCO reporter David Gentile spoke with Bronco cross country runners Matt Burke, Ryan Greenough, Audrey Hiatt and Kelly Ryan on the team's fall photo day. Check out the video to find out what breakfast food the team rallies around, the variety of training exercises the team does and much more.

September 17, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Cross Country Hosts WCC Preview Meet
At the first of three home meets from Baylands Park in fall 2014, the Santa Clara men's and women's teams took to the course Sat., Sept. 13, in Sunnyvale. The Bronco men finished in second place of eight teams — including placing three runners in the top 10 — and the Bronco women finished in seventh place of 11 teams in the second event of the season. EYEBRONCO caught up with top women's finisher Kelly Ryan and top men's finisher Kurt Ruegg (who placed second overall) to get their take on the day's race.

September 16, 2014
Ruegg Brings Achievements and Wisdom to SCU
Kurt Ruegg (KR) graduated this past year from Harvard, and comes to Santa Clara with a final year of eligibility for cross country/track. Ruegg chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about returning to California, learning from mistakes, and goals for this year.

September 13, 2014
Bronco Men Place Second, Ruegg Takes Second Overall at WCC Preview Meet
At the first of three home meets from Baylands Park this fall, the Santa Clara men's and women's teams took to the course Saturday morning in Sunnyvale. The Bronco men finished in second place (of eight teams) and the Bronco women finished in seventh place (of 11 teams) in the second event of the season.

September 10, 2014
Cross Country to Host Saturday’s WCC Preview Meet at Baylands Park
Santa Clara Cross Country is set for its second race of the season at Saturday's West Coast Conference Preview Meet. The host Broncos will take to the course at Baylands Park in nearby Sunnyvale for the first of three home meets in 2014.

September 9, 2014
Young, Talented Core of Bronco Runners Ready for 2014 Season
Less than three weeks since the first official practice Aug. 21, Santa Clara’s cross country teams have their first meet and preseason training camp under their belts as the 2014 season begins. The Broncos put up good results at the season-opening USF Invitational Aug. 30 and recently returned from training camp Sept. 1-3 in nearby Santa Cruz, Calif.

August 30, 2014
Bronco Cross Runs Well at Season-Opening USF Invitational
At Saturday's season-opening USF invitational, 23 Bronco cross country runners took to Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadow to begin their 2014 campaign. Ten Bronco women competed against eight teams in the 5k and 13 Bronco men competed against nine teams in the 8k, with each team taking fourth place in its respective race.

August 13, 2014
Sean Roe Looks Forward to Next Year
SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) had the opportunity to talk to junior Sean Roe (SR) about the upcoming cross country season and the months leading up to it. While he is going to have to balance work and training this summer, Roe has no doubt that he will show up to the fall season more prepared than ever. Sean gives us a look at the rigorous training schedule and the “family legacy” he hopes to leave behind.

August 11, 2014
Catching Up With Tony Ferrari
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Tony Ferrari (TF), of the Cross Country team at Santa Clara, talks with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about his goals for the upcoming season and how he is preparing to accomplish them. He gives insight into his previous experience running at SCU as well as some fun facts about him and the team.

August 6, 2014
Allison Maio Shares Her Experience Running Cross Country
Allison Maio (AM) discusses with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her experience running as a Bronco. She gives great input on individual and team goals this coming season as well as a little sneak peek into how she came to her cross country career today.

July 7, 2014
With 16 Teams Posting 3.0 or Better, Broncos Top Mark For 22nd Time in 23 Quarters
Topping 3.0 or better for the 22nd time in 23 quarters with 19 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 3.125 GPA for the Spring 2014 quarter. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA of 3.087 continues to climb for its student-athletes as well.

July 1, 2014
Women's Cross Country Announces Signees
The Santa Clara University women's cross country/track program will welcome seven new Bronco student-athletes to the roster this upcoming fall, consisting of six incoming freshmen, one transfer, and coming from four different states across the western United States.

July 1, 2014
Men's Cross Country Announces Signees
The Santa Clara University men's cross country/track program will welcome six new men to the team in 2014-15. The incoming class consists of two transfers and four freshmen. The signing class covers five states across all regions of the country.

June 19, 2014
Bronco Cross Country Releases 2014 Schedule; Highlight Of The Year Is Hosting WCC Championships
The Bronco men’s and women’s cross-country teams released their upcoming Fall 2014 schedule on Thursday. The highlight of the season will be when Santa Clara hosts the West Coast Conference Championship in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Nov. 11. They will also host the ninth-annual Bronco Invitational on Oct. 18. The Broncos have a tough schedule ahead of them, as they will be mostly competing on the road this upcoming Fall season.

June 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Seniors Show off Graduation Cap Designs
Several Santa Clara seniors stopped by the Leavey Center to snap some photos for media relations in their graduation attire Friday afternoon. EYEBRONCO caught up with the student-athletes to talk about their cap designs (or lack thereof). Check out the creativity in this video!

June 12, 2014
Cross Country's Demaree WCC Post-Graduate Scholarship; Fourth Straight Year A Bronco Has Won the Award
For the fourth straight year a Bronco student-athlete, this year cross country runner Ben Demaree, has received the West Coast Conference Postgraduate scholarship. The 2014 WCC Postgraduate Scholarship recipients were announced at the fifth annual WCC Honors Dinner, held last week in conjunction with the Executive Council and Presidents' Council meetings at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. Demaree was named the Male Postgraduate Scholarship winner, while Gonzaga University coxswain Naseeb Bhangal was named the Female Postgraduate Scholarship winner.