Personal Bests Vault Spartans At Crystal Springs

Belmont, Calif. -- San Jose State University had three runners inside the top-15 at the Crystal Springs Invitational on October 6 in Belmont, Calif., resulting in the team's highest finish of the season, third out of 10 teams.

The Spartans scored 77 points, falling 42 points shy of the winner Humboldt State. Rebecca Garcia was San Jose State's top-finisher with a career-best fourth place finish. She also matched her best 6,000-meter time of the season finishing today's race in 23:02. 

Alexandra Seda was San Jose State's second runner to cross the line. She too had a career-best finish of 8th place and ran her lowest 6K time of the season, 23:53. Lalida Maokhamphiou completed the course in 24:05 placing 11th, and Marissa Buckley finished 25th with a time of 25:05.

Breanna Garcia rounded out the scorers for the Spartans with a 30th place finish and a season-best time of 25:19.

"I really like to see the athletes getting their personal bests at this time," said San Jose State head coach Ron Davis. "They ran strong today and it showed in their times on the leader board."

Also for the Spartans: Joanna Reyes came in 33rd place in 25:46, Allison Kimura was 38th with a time of 26:16. Mallory Davenport crossed the line in 27:13 in 53rd. Stephanie Cano came in 54th with a tie of 27:16 and Alexa Richter finished in 27:17, good for 55th.

Devon Kelsey of Humboldt State was the individual medalist with a time of 22:47.

San Jose State's next race in the Santa Clara Bronco Open at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif on October 13.

Team Leader Board:

1 Humboldt State 35

2 San Francisco State 45

3 San Jose State 77

4 LA Tech Trade 96

5 Sonoma State 119

6 Holy Names 182

7 William Jessup 200

8 Dominican (CA) 241

9 Notre Dame De Namur 247

10 Mills College 306

Top Individuals:

1 Devon Kelsey Humboldt State 22:47

2 Cristina Alcantar Unattached 22:51

3 Zuleima Jimenez San Francisco State 22:56

4 Rebecca Garcia San Jose State 23:02

5 Raven Harrison Humboldt State 23:11

More SJSU Results:

8 Alexandra Seda 23:53

11 Lalida Maokhamphiou 24:05

25 Marissa Buckley 25:05

30 Breanna Garcia 25:19

33 Joanna Reyes 25:46

38 Allison Kimura 26:16

53 Mallory Davenport 27:13

54 Stephanie Cano 27:16

55 Alexa Richter 27:17