Cross Country: Spartan women 3rd, men 4th at Fresno State Invitational

FRESNO - Ana Martinez led San Jose State to a third-place finish in the women's race and Trevor Marca paced the Spartans to fourth in the men's race at the Fresno State Invitational cross country meet Saturday (Sept. 16).

Martinez finished fifth over a 6K course with a time of 22:05. Janina Crain was 19th overall, Johanna Ballentine came in 22nd overall, Laurel Stender finished in 36th place and Rebekah Harmer came in 39th for the Spartans.

San Jose State scored 106 points in the women's race. The Spartans finished ahead of two other Western Athletic Conference teams entered in the meet -- Nevada and Fresno State. Nevada finished fourth with 128 points while Fresno State was seventh.

In the men's race, Marca covered an 8K course in 26:03. Matt Heard finished 25th overall, Willie Crane was 44th, Jason Blair placed 47th and Jessie McLeod 49th.

The Spartans tallied 124 points in the men's team standings. SJSU also finished one place ahead of Fresno State, which ended up with 146 points.

The next competition for San Jose State is Sept. 30. The women's team will compete at the Women's National Meet in St. Louis, Mo., while the men's team will be at the Stanford Invitational.

San Jose State Men's Results (8K)
10. Trevor Marca, 26:03
25. Matt Heard, 26:36
44. Willie Crane, 27:46
47. Jason Blair, 27:58
49. Jessie McLeod, 28:07
52. Robby Phillip, 28:11
60. Eric Wackenstedt, 28:54
63. David Leon, 29:16
73. Brady Svilich, 32:38

Team scores -- Stanford 20, UC Santa Barbara 45, California 68, San Jose State 124, Fresno State 146, Cal State Northridge 166, Portland State 196.

San Jose State Women's Results (6K)
5. Ana Martinez, 22:05
19. Janina Crain, 23:17
22. Johanna Ballentine, 23:30
36. Laurel Stender, 24:14.
39. Rebekah Harmer, 24:20.
53. Megan Stone, 24:50
54. Janette Najera, 25:03
64. Christa Huffman, 25:41
67. Janet Yiu, 25:57
87. Ginny Greene, 29:03
100. Lidia Barbosa, 35:32

Team scores -- Stanford 16, UC Santa Barbara 64, San Jose State 106, Nevada 128, Sonoma State 159, Cal State Stanislaus 171, Fresno State 176, California 184, Cal State Northridge 188, Pacific 276.