Spartans Second; Beckingham Finishes Seventh At Santa Clara Invitational

Jennifer Beckingham had her second top-10 finish of the year at the Santa Clara Invitational.
Oct. 17, 2015

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- San José State University women’s cross country team finished second out of 18 Division I schools at the Santa Clara Invitational on Saturday. It was the best finish for the women’s cross country squad since the 2011 season when they finished first at the Battle of the Bay meet.

The Spartans were once again led by Jennifer Beckingham as she has been the top Spartan finisher in each of the four meets this year. Beckingham completed the 6K course in 20:17.6 to finish seventh overall. The England native has finished no worse than 12th in the 2015 season.

The next three finishers for the Spartans were bunched up together as Adilene Aldapa came in at 21:18.4, good for 34th overall. The freshman from Santa Barbara, Calif. has finished as the second Spartan runner in each meet this year.

Jeanette Zambrano, running in her second race of the year finished 35th, just behind fellow freshman Aldapa, at 21:20.3. Lalida Maokahmphiou was 37th at 21:23.4.

“Jen Beckingham ran a solid race and so did Adilene and Jeanette. Lalida probably ran her best race of the season so that was huge for us,” said Spartans cross country coach, Brad Wick.

Ashley Cahalan rounded off the Spartans top-five with a time of 21:51.1 placing her 67th.

While the spread time between the top and fifth Spartan finisher was over a minute and a half, the spread between the second and fifth Spartan finisher was 32.7 seconds.

Diana Orozco and Melanie Fujiwara were the displacers, finishing 76th and 89th.

“When all the points came in and the results showed us in second place, it was great to see that a lot of hard paid off for this invite.  But in two weeks, that'll be the real test,” said Wick referring to the Mountain West Conference Championship on Friday, October 30.  

"Once you get to the conference meet, if we can keep it together, we can definitely beat some teams and really move up in the conference, which is what we're really aiming at," said Wick. 

Santa Clara University Bronco Invitational

Women’s Cross Country 6K Run

Baylands Regional Park, Sunnyvale, Calif.

October 17, 2015

TEAM RESULTS

TOTAL SCORE

1. Loyola Marymount

58

2. San José State

133

3. Sacramento State

142

4. Idaho

148

5. San Diego

158

6. Texas Tech

177

7. Utah Valley

178

8. UNLV

194

9. Northern Colorado

222

10. Santa Clara

256

11. Grand Canyon

260

12. St.Mary’s (Calif.)

268

13. Hawai’i

307

14. UTSA

343

15. Pacific

384

16. New Mexico State

438

17. Nevada

462

18. UC Davis

549

 

TOP INDIVIDUALS

(Division 1 Runners)

SCHOOL

 

TIME

 

1. Chloe Berlioux

Sacramento State

19:54.6

2. Kinsey Gomez

Idaho

19:56.9

3. Kelliant Hunt

Biola

19:57.9

4. Jocelyn Caro

Texas Tech

20:01.2

5. Danielle Shanahan

Loyola Marymount

20:05.1

 

SAN JOSÉ STATE FINISHERS

TIME

7. Jennifer Beckingham

20:17.6

34. Adilene Aldapa

21:18.4

35. Jeanette Zambrano

21:20.3

37. Lalida Maokhamphiou

21:23.4

67. Ashley Cahalan

21:51.1

(76.) Diana Orozco

21:55.1

(89.) Melanie Fujiwara

22:02.5

(93.) Jenay Jauregui

22:05.7

(105.) Karina Nunes

22:16.3

(172.) Morgan Bailey

24:46.3