Women's Cross Country Finishes Eighth At Stanford Invitational

Freshman Jeanette Zambrano made her Spartan debut at the Stanford Invitational.
Sept. 26, 2015

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STANFORD, Calif. – San José State University women’s cross country team finished eighth at the 6K Stanford Invitational on Saturday with 30 participating schools competing in the 42nd edition of the meet.

Graduate student Jennifer Beckingham (21:10.0) once again led the Spartan squad for the third meet in a row this season, followed by three freshmen: Adilene Aldapa (21:50.7), Jeanette Zambrano (22:30.7) and Ashley Cahalan (22:35.1).

256 runners packed the start line as Spartans cross country coach Brad Wick said it was a learning experience for the freshmen.

That first 100 meters was a bit of a shock and we got too far back except for Jen (Beckingham). But that’s what these races are all about, to realize and understand how hard these races go out. They did a great job moving up throughout the race and they finished well but they did it the hard way. If you get out just a little bit quicker that first 100 meters and the rest of the race could be a little bit easier.”

The fifth finisher for the Spartans was Lalida Maokhamphiou who came in at 23:06.3. She was followed by Diana Orozco (23:13.2), Karina Nunes (23:28.2) and Melanie Fujiwara (23:58.4).

“We can still close the gap between the fourth and fifth runner,” said Wick referring to the 30 second gap. “It will be the goal by season’s end, but for now, they ran really solid races.

North Dakota State’s Erin Teschuk won the race with a time of 20:06.8 with Stanford taking the team title.  Among the 14 Division I schools, the Spartans finished seventh.

The Spartans will have their next race in two weeks on Friday, October 9 at the San Francisco State Invitational.

Stanford Invitational

Women’s Cross Country 6K Run

Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif.

September 26, 2015

TEAM RESULTS

TOTAL SCORE

1. Stanford

44

2. Cal Poly

65

3. UC Davis

187

4. Chico State

190

5. UC Santa Barbara

224

6. Sacramento State

226

7. North Dakota State

241

8. San José State

255

9. UC Riverside

284

10. Cal Poly Pomona

289

11. Claremont-Mudd

305

12. Cal State Stanislaus

335

13. Azusa Pacific

368

14. Central Washington

376

15. Fresno State

398

16. Simon Fraser

399

17. Academy of Art

437

18. Southern Oregon

499

19. Pomona-Pitzer

547

20. Cal State Northridge

550

21. UC Irvine

561

22. Southwestern

634

23. Alaska Fairbanks

670

24. Fresno Pacific

683

25. Mt. SAC

731

26. Cal St. East Bay

766

27. Whittier

771

28. UC Merced

773

29. CSU Monterey Bay

816

30. Notre Dame de Namur

943

 

TOP INDIVIDUALS

SCHOOL

TIME

1. Erin Teschuk

North Dakota State

20:06.8

2. Aminat Olowora

Southwestern

20:13.1

3. Chloe Berlioux

Sacramento State

20:45.6

4. Karlie Garcia

Unattached

20:49.1

5. Molly McNamara

Stanford

20:51.1

 

SAN JOSÉ STATE FINISHERS

TIME

12. Jennifer Beckingham

21:10.0

40. Adilene Aldapa

21:50.7

68. Jeanette Zambrano

22:30.7

76. Ashley Cahalan

22.35.1

107. Lalida Maokhamphiou

23:06.3

(121.) Diana Orozco

23:13.2

(138.) Karina Nunes

23:28.2

(175.) Melanie Fujiwara

23:58.4