Spartans Finish 9th In Santa Clara Invitational

Josue Gonzalez completed the 8k course in 23:59.0, earning a 9th place finish.
Oct. 18, 2014


 

 

Santa Clara, Calif. – The San José State men’s cross-country team finished ninth in the field of 23 in the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational Saturday in Santa, Calif.

Freshman Josue Gonzalez continued his strong running, finishing ninth overall out of 182 runners. Gonzalez finished fourth amongst collegiate runners, trailing only a trio of runners from Oklahoma State. The ninth place finish marked the third time the freshman ended in the top-20 in as many races.

Ben Branagh also had a solid showing for the Spartans, placing 17th with a time of 24:03.8, while Jannik Ernst (52nd, 24:32.0), Craig Huff (79th, 24:54.93) and Ian Young (171st, 26:47.47.5) rounded out the field of SJSU runners.

Justin Marpole, an unattached runner, led the field of 182 with a time of 23:38.9, while Oklahoma State finish atop of the team standings with 30 points.

San José State will be back in action on Friday, October 31, for the Mountain West Cross-Country Championships in Fresno, Calif.

Santa Clara Invitational
October 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. – 8k Course

Team Results
1. Oklahoma State – 30

2. Stanford – 65
3. Cal Poly – 71
4. Utah Valley – 165
5. Chico State – 165
6. Santa Clara – 219
7. UC Santa Barbara – 265
8. Utah State – 276
9. San José State – 278
10. St. Mary’s (Cal.) – 282

11. Cal Baptist – 303
12. British Columbia – 358
13. Cal State Monterey Bay – 399
14. New Mexico State – 402
15. American River – 405
16. The Masters – 433
17. Idaho State – 435
18. Academy of Art – 466
19. Sacramento State – 474
20. Grand Canyon – 480
21. San Diego – 518
22. Fresno Pacific – 550
23. UC Davis - 552

Top Finishers
1. Justin Marpole, Unattached, 23:38.9

2. Shane Moskowitz, Oklahoma State, 23:46.9
3. Thomas Graham, Unattached, 23:48.9
4. Craig Nowak, Oklahoma State, 23:49.5
5. Trevor Halsted, Unattached, 23:50.9

San José State Finishers
9. Josue Gonzalez, SJSU, 23:59.0

17. Ben Branagh, SJSU, 24:03.8
52. Jannik Ernst, SJSU, 24:32.0
79. Craig Huff, SJSU, 24:54.93
171. Ian Young, SJSU, 26:47.5