Berriatua Breaks 5,000-Meter Record to Close Track & Field’s Regular Season

Joey Berriatua owns program records in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter races.
Joey Berriatua owns program records in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter races.

PORTLAND, Ore./LOS ANGELES — Joey Berriatua closed out the 2018 track & field regular season by claiming his third Santa Clara record on Saturday afternoon. The redshirt senior posted a 5,000-meter 14:13.33 at Eldon Fix Track as part of the Portland Twilight to add to his program-best marks at 1,500 meters and in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

The Broncos had a larger group compete at Bill Henry Track as part of the Oxy Invitational. Santa Clara seniors Will Burschinger, Brynn Sargent, Greer Chrisman, Allison Martinez and Hannah Wood all competed for the final time as Broncos.

"I am incredibly proud of our seniors today," head coach Felipe Montoro said. "Other than Joey, this was their final opportunity to compete for Santa Clara. Every one of them came through with their best efforts and it was really fun to watch.

"I wish Greer had a few more races because she just keeps getting faster. Jean-Baptiste went for the lead at the bell and he closed really well. Joey was aggressive and tough. Brynn ran a great race to win his section and set a personal-best mark. Will came close to winning his 5,000-meter heat as did Hannah at 800. Allison also had a huge PR at 5,000 meters."

Berriatua and Jack Davidson combined to set a program record five times in 2018. Berriatua set the program's 3,000-meter steeplechase record twice while Davidson set the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter program records during indoor season.

PORTLAND TWILIGHT BRONCO RESULTS

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

8. Zach Litoff – 9:01.46

Men's 1,500-Meter Run

28. Jean-Baptiste Tooley – 3:55.45

Men's 5,000-Meter Run

5. Joey Berriatua – 14:13.33

OXY INVITATIONAL BRONCO RESULTS

Women's 5,000-Meter Run

36. Bevin McCullough – 4:49.91

Men's 1,500-Meter Run

38. Brennan Lagerstrom – 3:59.11

Women's 800-Meter Run

17. Greer Chrisman – 2:13.62, 22. Hannah Wood – 2:14.91, 41. Janie Nabholz – 2:20.70

Men's 800-Meter Run

28. Brynn Sargent – 1:55.11, 38. Brennan Lagerstrom – 1:56.38, 39. Daryon Baynard – 1:56.51

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

19. Ben Davidson – 9:39.69, 20. Christian Raslowsky – 9:40.18

Women's 5,000-Meter Run

51. Ellie Kopf – 18:11.57, 53. Emma McCurry – 18:11.82, 58. Allison Martinez – 18:22.75, 63. Jamie Ferris – 18:37.35

Men's 5,000-Meter Run

35. Aaron Brumbaugh – 14:51.79, 37. Wilder Boyden – 14:55.23, 43. Will Burschinger – 15:04.22, 48. James Konugres – 15:10.25

NEXT UP

Berriatua's 8:52.04 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase will earn him a spot in the NCAA West Regional. The field will be released on Thursday ahead of the meet from May 24-26.

TEAM SCORES THREE SENIOR AWARDS

Three runners earned senior awards as part of the 2018 Red & White Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday Night.

Pat Malley Award – Joey Berriatua

Recognizes one male and one female senior student-athlete who exemplify academic and athletic success and have made a long-lasting impact on the Santa Clara athletic department.

Jim Shea Award – Hannah Wood

Given to one male or female senior student-athlete who has courageously led their team through their selfless actions and served as a leader among the student-athlete community.

Senior Academic Award – Brynn Sargent

Awarded annually to one male and one female who have the highest GPA among senior student-athletes.

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