Sandoval Fifth, Spartans Fourth At USF Invitational

Sept. 3, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. – In her first meet as collegiate runner, Jenny Sandoval delivered on high expectations finishing in fifth place for the San José State women’s cross country team in the 24th University of San Francisco Cross Country Invitational.  The Spartans were fourth among eight Division I teams that competed on the 6K Golden Gate Park course.

Sandoval finished in 21:10.9.  Jeannette Zambrano was the second Spartan to cross the line.  She ran 22:03.4 and was in 24th place.  Adilene Aldapa was 33rd and Karina Nunes 34th in times of 22:41.7 and 22:42.1, respectively. 

“I was satisfied with our finish.  The team’s ahead of us (USF, Stanford and Cal) are among the best in the state,” said head coach Brad Wick.  “This race lets us know where we are at at this moment and what we need to work on.”

Jacqueline Escalera was the fifth Spartan to cross the line.  She ran 22:52.2 and finished in 37th place.  Camilla Hanson (23:03.5) was 41st and Ashley Cahalan (23:38.9) finished in 53rd place. 



Jessica Stacey (25:02.0), Elda Aguilar (25:07.0) and Morgan Bailey (25:07.3) came home in 75th, 76th and 77th places, respectively.

Stanford’s Vanessa Fraser won the race in 20:52.3.  San Francisco won the team competition with 41 points, just ahead of Stanford (45 pts) and California (47 pts).

San Jose State has nearly a month without a competition.  They are not scheduled to return to action until on Saturday, October 1, in the Stanford Invitational.


24th San Francisco Cross Country Invitational

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Golden Gate Park – 6K


Team Results

1. San Francisco (41 pts)

2. Stanford (45 pts)

3. California (47 pts)

4. San Jose State (116 pts)

5. Saint Mary’s (136 pts)

6. Santa Clara (183 pts)

7. Cal State Northridge (207 pts)

8. Pacific (232 pts)


Individual Results

1. Vanessa Fraser (Stanford) 20:52.3

2. Elise Cranny (Stanford) 20:52.3

3. Charlotte Taylor (San Francisco) 20:52.4

4. Bethan Knights (California) 24:40.5

5. Jenny Sandoval (San José State) 21:10.9


Other San José State Finishers
24. Jeanette Zambrano – 22:03.4

33. Adilene Aldapa – 22:41.7

34. Karina Nunes – 22:42.1

37. Jacqueline Escalera – 22:52.2

41. Camilla Hanson – 23:03.5

53. Ashley Cahalan – 23:38.9

75. Jessica Stacey – 25:02.0

76. Elda Aguilar – 25:07.0

77. Morgan Bailey – 25:07.3