Sept. 5, 2009
In the first weekend of competition for Santa Clara's cross country teams, the men finished fourth and the women finished fifth at the USF Invitational in San Francisco, Calif. The USF women won the women's meet and Cal finished as the victors on the men's side. Santa Clara will compete with a full squad on both sides on Sat., Sept. 12 at the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, Calif.
"Both teams had very clear objectives to run negative splits and both team's accomplished that. The men in particular did a very good job of that with an eight second spread between the 1st and 5th scorers for us," said Bronco associate head coach Felipe Montoro. "The men ran a very young team and we were happy with their results. Tom and I are very pleased with the direction of both teams and look forward to competing next weekend in Sacramento."
Chris Sampson finished in the first position for the Broncos in 27th place at 26:21.90. The Broncos then finished 31st through 34th with Austin Jones finishing second for SCU in 31st place and then Kevin Oliver, Guadalupe Gonzalez and Matt Mosier, respectively.
Erin McCarthy finishing in the first position for the Broncos, crossing the line in 18th place at 19:25.10. Carey Parker was second for the Broncos; and Nicole Giove, Jenny Light and Melissa Conlin finished in third-fifth positions for SCU.