Women's Cross Country Eighth At SF State Invite

San Francisco, Calif. -- The San Jose State women's cross country finished with a team score of 262 and came in eighth place out of 13 teams in the San Francisco State Invitational in Golden Gate Park on October 7.

Marissa Buckley was the Spartans' top finisher in 46th place, running the six-kilometer race in 24:52.4.

Alex Seda followed close behind Buckley, coming in 47th place with a time of 25:01.0.

Keri Zaro (25:44.3) in 53rd place , Sasha Martinez (26:07.2) in 55th place and Breanna Garcia (27:26.4) in 61st place rounded out the scorers for San Jose State.

"It was good to see other runners on the team run well for us," said Spartans' head coach Augie Argabright. "We performed well as a team and I thought Marissa showed a lot of improvment as our top runner today."

The University of San Francisco had three runners inside the top-five individually and took first place honors as a team with a score of 29.

San Jose State women's cross country is back in action for their final regular season race at the Bronco Invitational  on Saturday, October 15.

Team Results:
1. San Francisco 29
2. Sacramento State 46
3. Cal State Stanislaus 91
4. San Francisco State 99
5. Santa Clara 143
6. Humboldt State 178
7. UC Santa Cruz 199
8. San Jose State 262
9. Holy Names 268
10. Academy of Art 294
11. Mills College 348
12. Notre Dame de Namur 350
13. Pacific Union 400

SJSU Results:
46      Marissa Buckley            24:52.4
47      Alexandra Seda            25:01.0
53      Keri Zaro                     25:44.3
55      Sasha Martinez             26:07.2
61      Breanna Garcia             27:26.4
62      Talia Gragert                27:32.5
63      Jessica Ponce               27:50.6


Race Leaders:
1. Alicia Freese              21:42.1
2. Alice Baker             San Francisco        21:53.2
3. Zuleima Jimenez         San Francisco State. 22:04.2
4. Mary Sandri             San Francisco        22:30.2
5. Justine Rea             Sacramento State     22:31.9
6. Sarah Pearson           San Francisco        22:35.8