Stanford, Calif. - The San Jose State University men’s cross country team had a strong performance at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, September 30. The Spartans placed two of their three runners in the top-35 in the 4K competition.
Although the Stanford Invitational is a non-team-scoring event, the Spartans had a strong outing in the individual competition. The Spartans were led by Christopher Hart with a time of 13:43. Hart finished 33rd. Gordie Throne finished after Hart with a time of 13:47, to take 34th place.
Josh Courtney, running in his first race of 2006, finished in 44th place with a time of 14:22.
Hart and Thorne finished ahead of three runners from Fresno State, and two runners from rival Santa Clara, teams that the Spartans will face in the coming weeks.
The Spartans will next compete in the San Francisco State University Gator Invitational in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, October 7.
Top finishers: 1. Justin Marpole-Bird (Unattached) 12:21. 2. Alex Greenburg (Stanford) 12:22. 3. Joaquin Chapa (Stanford) 12:22. 4. Jacob Evans (Stanford) 12:29. 5. Chris Mocko (Stanford) 12:29.
SJSU finishers: 33. Christopher Hart, 13:43. 34. Gordie Throne, 13:47. 44. Josh Courtney, 14:22.