The San Jose State University men's cross country team came in ninth place out of 17 teams at the Bronco Invitational on October 13 in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The Spartans finished with a team score of 226 and were led by Matthew Stephens for the second race in a row. Stephens finished the 8,000-meter course in 26:10.8, a season-best, and came in 28th place.
Mueen Ghoury followed in 41st place with a season-best time as well of 26:25.8. Nicholas Sherrell put down his personal best for the second consecutive week crossing the line in 89th place with a time of 27:27.2.
Alexander Selevos in 106th place (27:57.4) and Garrick Chan in 120th place (28:31.4) rounded out the scorers for San Jose State. Chan's time was also a season low for him.
"I am proud of every single one of the athletes today," said San Jose State head coach Ron Davis. "This is hard work at practice showing off. Our times are just getting better as the season goes on."
The Cal Poly Distance Club took first place in the team scoring with a total of 78. Unattached runnner Mike Helms was the individual winner with a time of 25:14.2.
San Jose State's next competition is the Western Athletic Conference Championship on October 27 in Ruston, La.
1 Cal Poly Distance Club 78
2 Saint Mary's (CA) 129
3 UC Santa Cruz 1554
4 UC Davis 159
5 American River 171
6 Las Positas 183
7 William Jessup 207
8 CSU Monterey Bay 212
9 San Jose State 226
10 Modesto JC 264
11 Holy Names 276
12 Academy of Art 279
13 UC Merced 290
14 Simpson (CA) 343
15 Notre Dame De Namur 347
16 Delta College 393
17 Dominican (CA) 394
1 Mike Helms Unattached 25:14.2
2 Nicholas Grubiss Unattached 25:20.8
3 Jon Dileva Unattached 25:26.3
4 Omar Torres Unattached 25:29.8
5 Karsten Kaufmann Unattached 25:29.8
28 Matthew Stephens 26:10.8
41 Mueen Ghoury 26:25.8
89 Nicholas Sherrell 27:27.2
106 Alexander Selevos 27:57.4
120 Garrick Chan 28:31.4
160 Brandon Jauregui 30:52.6