Arely Marquez led the Spartans with a time of 18:11.00. The freshmen from
Erica Sahli finished 45th with a time of 18:20.00, in the final tune-up before the WAC Championship in two weeks. Dating back to her sophomore’s season, the senior co-captain has been the first or second Spartan finisher.
Jenna Hicks continued her strong season, finishing with a time of 18:33.00, a career-best. She took off nearly a full minute off her time from the 2006 Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.
The Spartan women took 11th in the 16-team race. In preparation for the WAC Championship, the Spartan women faced four opponents they will run against in two weeks.
In the Santa Clara Open race, SJSU finished third in the six-team race. Annaliza Rizo had a career day, setting new personal bests with her fourth-place finish and time of 19:02.00 in the 59-runner race.
Although the Spartans competed against
After a week off, the Spartans will compete for the conference title in the WAC Championship in
Team scores: 1. USF, 76. 2.
Top finishers: 1. Laura Mickelson (Loyola Marymount) 17:03. 2. Sarah Apgar (
SJSU finishers: 32. Arely Marquez, 18:11.00. 45. Erica Sahli, 18:20.00. 55. Jenna Hicks, 18:33.00. 76. Nisha Richardson, 19:01.00. 81. Marlene Elizalde, 19:06.00. 84. Jessica Gonzales, 19:09.00.
Santa Clara Open
Team scores: 1.
Top finishers: 1. Christine Jowaiszas (USF) 18:51.00. 2. Rachel Giffey-Broha (George Fox) 18:56.00. 3. Erin Wachter (
SJSU finishers: 4. Annaliza Rizo, 19:02.00. 15. Meaghan Vinton, 19:36.00. 17. Jacqueline Turner, 19:49.00. 22. Lauren Dubay, 20:12.00. 24. Vanessa Diaz, 20:23.00. 26. Lindsay Bryant, 20:28.00. 27. Brooke Lawrence, 20:37.00. 37. Morgan Hancock, 21:29.00. 40. Suzanne Hancock, 21:37.00. 50. Rebecca Ulrich, 22:57.00.