Gonzalez Finishes 20th At Stanford Invitational

Ben Branagh finished the 8k course in 25:30.
Sept. 27, 2014

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PALO ALTO, Calif. – Freshman Josue Gonzalez finished the 8k course in 24:19 good enough for his second career top-20 finish as the San José State men’s cross country team competed in the Stanford Invitational Saturday morning.

“We had some very good improvements,” said cross-country assistant coach Brad Wick. “I think we can do even better in a couple weeks at the Santa Clara Invitational.”


Gonzalez led the Spartans finishing 20th overall in a field of 361 runners.

Jannik Ernst (71st, 24:56), Craig Huff (137,25:28), Ben Branagh (141, 25:30), Matthew Stephens (195, 25:54), Ian Young (349, 29:35) rounded out the San José State finishers.

The Spartans finished 12th out of 17 teams.

Stanford took the top two places as Jose Rosa and Maxim Korolev both completed the course in 23:16. Washington State with 73 points finished in the top spot, beating out UC Santa Barbara (74) and Stanford (75).

San José State will hit the course once again on Saturday, October 18 at the Santa Clara Invitational.

Stanford Invitational
8,000 Meters
Stanford Golf Course, Palo Alto, Calif.

September 27, 2014
Team Results

1. Washington State – 73

2. UC Santa Barbara – 74

3. Stanford – 75

4. Cal Poly – 105

5. San Francisco – 174

6. UC Davis – 204

7. Loyola Marymount – 230

8. North Dakota State – 233

9. UC Riverside – 244

10. Fresno State – 258

11. UC Irvine – 261

12. San José State – 291

13. Long Beach State – 300

14. Sacramento State – 343

15. St. Mary’s (Cal) – 353

16. Cal State Northridge – 460

17. Pepperdine – 504

Individual Leaders

1. Jose Rosa, Stanford, 23:16

2. Maxim Korolev, Stanford, 23:16

3. Jose Madera, San Francisco, 23:35

4. Eric Causey, San Francisco, 23:35

5. Bryan Guijarro, UC Santa Barbara, 23:40

San José State Finishers

20. Josue Gonzalez, 24:19

71. Jannik Ernst, 24:56

137. Craig Huff, 25:28

141. Ben Branagh, 25:30

195. Matthew Stephens, 25:54

349. Ian Young, 29:35

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