All six SJSU runners finished in the top-20 in Fresno on Saturday.
The Spartans second place finish is its best at the USF Invitational in more than 10 years.
Many SJSU runners showed a major improvement in their NCAA Regional times from a year ago.
SJSU is one of 39 women's teams and 31 men's teams competing in the West Regional Championship.
Jenny Sandoval was the first Spartan to cross the line.
SPARTAN NOTES: Completed her first season as a Spartan.
|Academic All-Mountain West|
2016: Competed, scored and finished first for the Spartans in all six races…never finished outside the top-10 in four regular-season meets…won the Santa Clara Duel in a season-best 20:14.5…ran sub-21 minute races at the Stanford Invitational (10/1), Bronco Invitational and Santa Clara Duel (10/15) as well as the NCAA West Regional Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Summit High School in Fontana, Calif...a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track (coaches Michelle Griffith & Ralph Betty)...four-time All-Sunkist League in cross country and on the…named league MVP four times in track and three times in cross country…collected all-area honors in 2014, 2015 & 2016…an all-state selection who finished fourth in the state in cross country (17:32) and fifth on the track (10:26) in 2015…holds the school record in 3200m (10:20), mile (4:57) and 800m (2:19).
JENNIFER: Pursuing an educational program in sports medicine...enjoys traveling in her spare time.
|San Francisco Invitational||21:10.9||5th||6k|
|Santa Clara Duel||20:14.5||1st||6k|
|Mountain West Championship||21:18.7||22nd||6k|
|NCAA Regional Championship||20:47.9||55th||6k|