Men's cross country competes at Notre Dame Invitational

South Bend, Ind. - The San Jose State University men’s cross country team finished 20th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, September 29. The Spartans were led by Samuel Wambugu, who finished 69th in a time of 26:13.

Wambugu continues to shine for the Spartans, improving in all three races this season. In the five-mile course, Wambugu averaged just over 5:14 per mile.

San Jose State head coach Augie Argabright was pleased with the progression shown by Wambugu, saying, “This was his best race of the year. We expected him to get better as the season progressed, so it’s good to see how well he is running now.”

On the team’s overall performance, Argabright added, “There were a lot of teams we ran against today, so the competition should help us. Plus, Samuel (Wambugu) keeps improving and finished with his best time of the season.”

With 534 points, the Spartans took 20th place out of 25 teams, just missing Valparaiso University, who finished 19th. Calvin College won the overall team competition, while Willie Kaul of University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, won the individual competition with a time of 24:28.

Notre Dame Invitational
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind
5 miles


Team scores: 1. Calvin College, 31. 2. Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 96. 3. Notre Dame, 138. 4. Windsor, 180. 5. North Central College, 191. 6. Hillsdale College, 245. 7. Ohio University, 250. 8. UW, Stevens Point, 266. 9. Gonzaga, 271. 10. Anderson University, 274. 11. Augustana College, 292. 12. Depaul, 296. 13. Akron, 333. 14. Oakland University, 267. 15. Heidelberg, 368. 16. Santa Clara, 379. 17. IUPUI, 448. 18. Youngstown State University, 482. 19. Valparaiso University, 512. 20. San Jose State University, 534. 21. Siena Heights University, 538. 22. Wabash College, 581. 23. Wisconsin-Green Bay, 597. 24. IPFW, 637. 25. Arkansas State University, 737.

Top finishers: 1. Willy Kaul (Wisconsin, Oshkosh) 24:28. 2. Tim Finnegan (Calvin College) 24:43. 3. Andrew Coates (Windsor) 24:45. 4. Joe Miller (Gonzaga) 24:56. 5. Harrison Jorritsma (Calvin College) 25:01.

SJSU finishers: 69. Samuel Wambugu, 26:13. 118. Mobin Ghoury, 26:49, 132. Sean Dundon, 26:51. 147. Jonathan Gragert, 27:10. 177. Jose Burrola-Diaz, 27:51. 183. Ismail Jorio, 28:03.