SEATTLE — Santa Clara women's cross country began a stretch of three races in three weeks Saturday at the Sundodger Invitational. Freshman Janie Nabholz led the group individually with a 22:38.95 for a 42nd-place finish in the 6-kilometer race at Lincoln Park. The Broncos took seventh as a team, outracing Portland State and Hawai'i.
SCU kept a close pack at the top, as all five scoring runners finishing within 10 spots of eachother. Emma Eikelberner (44th – 22:43.86), Marisa Sanchez (47th – 22:48.66), Bevin McCullough (50th - 22:59.19) and Sarah King (51st – 22:59.57) also scored for the Broncos.
Host Washington had five runners finish in the top seven on its way to victory. The Huskies scored 22 points to distance themselves from second-place Oregon State (66).
"I was happy with our execution of the race plan and pleased with everyone's effort. Our spread was really good and now we have a few more things to work on. We're looking forward to the dual meet with Saint Mary's next Friday."
- Head Coach Felipe Montoro
• Sanchez, McCullough and King all scored for the second straight meet.
• Eikelberner finished eighth among Bronco runners at the season-opening USF Invitational while Nabholz placed ninth.
Both Bronco teams return to the course next Friday, Sept. 22, for a dual meet with Saint Mary's at Baylands Park in nearby Sunnyvale, California. Races are slated for 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
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