Saratoga, Calif.-----Jenna Hicks turned in the top time among 2008 San Jose State University cross country runners in the 5,000 meters at the Bill Campbell Invitational hosted by West Valley College on March 20.
Hicks, a senior-to-be finished second with an 18:40.38 time, just under eight seconds behind former Spartan star Erica Sahli, who had a winning time of 18:32.62.
Sophomores-to-be Arely Marquez and Jessica Gonzales also finished in the top five in the 14-runner field. Marquez was fourth with a 19:10.93 clocking, Gonzales, fifth in 19:11.76.
Five other San Jose State runners finished the race. Nisha Richardson was sixth; Meaghan Vinton, seventh; Lauren Dubay, eighth; Suzanne Hancock, tenth; and Morgan Hancock, twelfth.
"I was very impressed with our team depth in this race," said San Jose State coach Augie Argabright.
Bill Campbell Invitational
West Valley College, Saratoga, Calif.
March 20, 2008
1. Erica Sahli, 18:32.62.
2. Jenna Hicks, 18:40.38.
Other San Jose State runners
4. Arely Marquez, 19:10.93.
5. Jessica Gonzales, 19:11.76.
6. Nisha Richardson, 19:27.05.
7. Meaghan Vinton, 19:36.47.
8. Lauren Dubay, 21:03.57.
10. Suzanne Hancock, 21:27.10.
12. Morgan Hancock, 21:43.09.