SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Santa Clara cross country held down its home course, Baylands Park, by sweeping a dual meet against Saint Mary's on Friday morning. The Bronco men tallied 24 points in the 6-kilometer race while the Gaels had 38. The Bronco women finished with 25 points and Saint Mary's totaled 36 in the 5-kilometer race.
On the men's side, Santa Clara scored at 2-4-5-6-7 and had seven runners place in the top nine overall. Jack Davidson (2nd – 17:54.44) spent most of the race ahead of the pack and was edged by top overall finisher Raymond Boffman (17:51.16).
Joey Berriatua (4th - 18:26.15) took fourth place to lead a group that featured six Broncos with a spread of just over four seconds. Zach Litoff (5th - 18:26.22), Ben Davidson (6th - 18:26.32) and Evan Misuraca (7th - 18:27.57) also scored for Santa Clara.
Emma Eikelberner (3rd - 18:35.77) had the fastest time for the Bronco women, who scored at 3-4-5-6-7. Abby Bolt (1st - 18:02.50) and Grace De Leon (2nd - 18:22.51) topped the pack for Saint Mary's.
• Eikelberner and McCullough both scored for the second straight meet. Eikelberner took 2nd among all Broncos while McCullough took 3rd at the Sundodger Invitational.
• Jack Davidson and Berriatua also finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, among Bronco runners at the season-opening USF Invitational.
Santa Clara splits its squad for the Chile Pepper Festival (men – Fayetteville, Arkansas) and Capital Cross Challenge (women – Sacramento, California) on Saturday, September 30. Those meets mark the final tune-up races before the teams return home for the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational — also held at Baylands Park — on Saturday, October 14.
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