Season-Best Times Come At Bronco Invitational

Sam Ryan heading down the stretch and to the finish line at the Bronco Invitational.

Oct. 19, 2013

Complete Results

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- All six runners in the lineup for San José State achieved season-best times on Saturday at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale.

Jannik Ernst was the leader for SJSU, which scored 430 points for a 17th place finish. Ernst was 99th individually in a field of 193 with a time of 25:21.6. Close behind was freshman teammate Ben Branagh in 102nd place with a time of 25:23.0.

Matthew Stephens clocked a 25:37.4, good for 121st place, and Nicholas Sherrell came in 178th place with a time of 27:05.3. Samuel Ryan rounded out the scorers for the Spartans, finishing 182nd in 27:27.3.

"We saw some major improvements from a number of our athletes," said Spartans' distance coach Brad Wick. "A handful of them had personal bests and that's good to see."

Imran Zaman also competed for SJSU in the Men's 8K Open. Zaman finished the course in 30:52.2, goof for 186th place.

Loyola Marymount finished the invitational in first place with a team score of 84. UC Santa Barbara with 86 and Utah Valley with 92 were second and third. San Francisco's Eric Causey was the individual winner with a time of 23:39.6.

San José State will now set its sights on the Mountain West Championship in Colorado Spring, Colo. The conference championship is hosted by Air Force on November 1. 

Team Results:

1. Loyola Marymount 84

2. UC Santa Barbara 86

3. Utah Valley 92

4. Stanford 136

5. Richmond 171

6. Sacramento State 184

7. San Francisco 191

8. 213 Fresno State 213

9. Idaho 254

10. Santa Clara 260

11. St. Mary's (CA) 272

12. Idaho State 279

13. Montana 286

14. UC Davis 336

15. San Diego 398

16. New Mexico State 398

17. San Jose State 430

18. Pepperdine 486

SJSU Results:

99. Jannik Ernst 25:21.6

102. Ben Branagh 25:23.0

121. Matthew Stephens 25:37.4

178. Nicholas Sherrell 27:05.3

182. Samuel Ryan 27:27.3

190. Garrick Chan 28:44.1

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186. Imran Zaman 30:52.2 (8K Open)

Top Individuals:

1. Eric Causey San Francisco 23:39.6

2. Rajpaul Pannu St. Mary's (CA) 23:51.5

3. Ryan Cassidy Victoria 23:52.6

4. Jose Madera Unattached 23:55.5

5. Kevin Joerger Loyola Marymount 23:55.5