Men's Cross Country Compete At Stanford

Stanford, Calif. -- The San Jose State men’s cross country team competed at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, September 29. The Spartan men had three runners compete in the meet, while the rest of the team returns to California from the Notre Dame Invitational that took place a day earlier.

Alan Shelton was the top runner for the Spartans, finishing with a time of 27:30.00. Gordie Throne and David Blausey finished with identical times of 28:34.00. Blausey set a new personal-best 8k time, beating out his previous top time by over seven seconds. Blausey’s previous best occurred in the first meet of the season, the USF Invitational.

With top cross country schools such as Stanford, California, Arizona, UC Irvine and Baylor competing, Shelton and Blausey gained valuable experience as first-year Spartans.

Although the results of the Stanford Invitational do not apply toward the annual “Rivalry Series,” the three Spartan runners were able to size up the competition for their upcoming race against local rival, Santa Clara, who competed as a team at the Stanford Invitational.

The winner of the individual competition was Scott Bauhs, an independent runner, with a time of 23:07.00. Stanford took the team title in the 32-school race.

After three races in a week, SJSU will take a much needed week off and return on October 13th for the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.

Stanford Invitational
Stanford, Calif.

Top finishers: 1. Scott Bauhs (independent) 23:07.00. 2. Aron Rono (Azusa Pacific) 23:13.00. 3. David Torrence (California) 23:25.00. 4. Aaron Braun (Adams State) 23:38.00. 5. Nef Araia (Stanford) 23:40.

SJSU finishers: 242. Alan Shelton, 27:30.00. 282. Gordie Throne, 28:34.00. 283. David Blausey, 28:34.00