Sunnyvale, Calif. - Freshman Jennifer Sandoval crossed the finish line in fourth place to lead the San José State women's cross country team to a seventh-place finish in the 2016 Bronco Invitational at Baylands Regional Park on Saturday morning.
"We were solid in our top four spots today," said head coach Brad Wick, "but we need to find that fifth runner who can score for us to really make a leap in the standings. Our fifth runner was nearly a minute behind our fourth today. If that margin was cut to 15 seconds we would have come in third place."
Sandoval finished in 20:14.5, racked up her third top-10 finish in as many collegiate races and in the process recorded the fastest time of her brief career.
For the third straight race, Jeanette Zambrano was San José State's second runner to finish. Her 21:19.6 was good for 23rd place and is a season and career-best. Adilene Aldapa came home in 33rd place and in her fastest time of the year (21:30.2). Karina Nunes also set a season best stopping the clock in 21:43.3 and in 43rd place.
Camilla Hanson (22:45.8 and in 97th place) and Ashley Cahalan (22:48.3 and in 102nd place) were the next two Spartans to finish. Jessica Stacey (135th place in 23:42.0) and Elda Agular (143rd place in 24:02.4) rounded out the Spartan competitors.
"I think our best is yet to come," said Wick. "We'll start to ease back on our workouts and hope to close that fourth and fifth place gap. We have the people and talent to make a huge improvement at the Mountain West (Conference) and Regionals."
The Bronco Invitational
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Baylands Regional Park - 6k
- Southern Utah (60 pts.)
- UC Santa Barbara (138 pts.)
- Loyola Marymount (148 pts.)
- Saint Mary's (169 pts.)
- San Diego (172 pts.)
- Texas Tech (172 pts.)
- San José State (183 pts.)
- Hawai'i (188 pts.)
- Portland State (232 pts.)
- New Mexico State (236 pts.)
- Grand Canyon (248 pts.)
- Northern Colorado (291 pts.)
- UNLV (308 pts.)
- Sacramento State (326 pts.)
- UC Davis (381 pts.)
- Santa Clara (425 pts.)
- UT San Antonio (456 pts.)
- Pacific (458 pts.)
- Pepperdine (491 pts.)
- Fresno State (493 pts.)
- Jocelyn Caro (Texas Tech) 19:47.9
- Camille Campos (Hawai'i) 30:03.4
- Jenna Hinkle (UC Santa Barbara) 20:10.1
- Jenny Sandoval (San José State) 20:14.5
- Taylor Tate (UCLA) 20:41.4
San José State Finishers
|23.||Jeanette Zambrano (21:19.6)|
|33.||Adilene Aldapa (21:30.2)|
|43.||Karina Nunes (21:43.3)|
|97.||Camilla Hanson (22:45.8)|
|102.||Ashley Cahalan (22:48.3)|
|135.||Jessica Stacey (23:42.0)|
|143.||Elda Aguilar (24:02.4)|