In four races this year Jenny Sandoval has finished no worse than sixth place.
The Spartans second place finish is its best at the USF Invitational in more than 10 years.
SPARTAN NOTES: In her first year as a Spartan.
2017: Competed two times, at the USF Invitational (9/2) and Bronco Invitational (10/14)...best time was a 23:53.3 at the Bronco Invitational and top finish was a 50th place at the USF Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2017 graduate of Los Banos (Calif.) High School…earned one letter in cross country (coach Joe Barcellos) and four in track and field (coach Ernie Wilhite)…a five-time All-Western Athletic Conference honoree…as a senior earned the school’s Ms. Tiger Award as the outstanding female athlete of the year…as a junior won the Sac-Joaquin Section title in the 400-meters.
MIKAYLA: Plans to major in biological engineering and pursue a career as a veterinarian…in her spare time enjoys singing and spending with animals…the daughter Carmen and Sam Akers…Mikayla Akers is a native of Hollister, Calif.