Erica Sahli, a junior-to-be and 2005 second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection, was third overall among 641 female racers and first in the 19-21 year-old age class with a time of 38:12. The winning time was 35:00 by Heather Hanscom of Redwood City.
Tiffany Hall, a senior-to-be and another second-team All-WAC pick a year ago, was second to Sahli in the 19-21 year-old division with a 38:48 clocking. Tabitha Guzman, another senior-to-be, was third at 39:50.
Heather Laptalo, a senior-to-be, was second in the 22-29 year-old division with her time of 39:20. Hall, Guzman and Laptalo finished four through six among all female entries.
“This is the first time we’ve had four runners finish in under 40 minutes in a Mercury News 10k race,” said San Jose State University women’s cross country coach Augie Argabright.
Spartans Rebecca Palm, Allison Stiller, Jenna Hicks and Marlene Elizade also finished among the top-10 female competitors in the race.
San Jose State University runners in the 10k Mercury News run
March 26, 2006
3. Erica Sahli, 38:14.
4. Tiffany Hall, 38:48.
5. Heather Laptalo, 39:20.
6. Tabitha Guzman, 39:50.
7. Rebecca Palm, 40:15.
8. Allison Stiller, 40:47.
9. Jenna Hicks, 41:07.
10. Marlene Elizalde, 41:10.
31. Lindsay Bryant, 46:25.