Martinez, Mejia Lead Spartans At Bronco Invite

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- The San Jose State women's cross country team competed in both the Open and Invitational races at the 2011 Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, Calif., on October 15.

The Spartans finished in 10th place out of 17 teams in the Open and in 21st place as a team in the Invitational.

Sasha Martinez and Aylin Mejia were San Jose State's top finishers in each race. Martinez, in the open, completed the 5K course through Baylands Regional Park in 20:06.0 and finished in 52nd place.

Mejia, who was the Spartan' top runner in all but one race this season, finished the invitational race in 18:31.0 good for 82nd place of 176.

Seniors: Kate Lambdin (18:52.9, 113), Elizabeth Raymond (19:17.5, 128) and Megan Arias (19:25.9, 133) all competed for SJSU in the Invitational race, and crossed the finish line in the regular season for the last time in their careers.

"These seniors have been great contributers to our program each and every year," said Spartans' head coach Augie Argabright. "They've been a great model for hard work and staying healthy throughout their careers here."

The University of San Francisco was the winner of the Open race with a team score of 33 wile Long Beach State won the Invitational with a score of 94.

The Bronco Invitational was the Spartans' last race before they head off to Honolulu, Hawai'I to compete in the Western Athletic Conference Championship on October 29. 


OPEN RESULTS


Team Results:
1.    33  University of San Francisco
2.    92  University of Hawaii 
3.   140  Cal State Monterey Bay
4.   169  Cal State East Bay
5.   204  University of Nevada
6.   218  Cuesta College
7.   222  Sonoma State
8.   224  Santa Clara University
9.   312  Pacific
10.   388  San Jose State
11.   400  UC Santa Cruz
12.   408  Holy Names University
13.   446  Academy of Art University
14.   450  Simpson University
15.   476  UC Merced
16.   490  Dominican University of CA
17.   515  William Jessup University

SJSU Results:
52.      Sasha Martinez         20:06.0
59.      Alexandra Seda              20:16.7
83.      Keri Zaro              20:58.8
89.      Breanna Garcia         21:18.6
105.     Katie O'Connell        22:17.3
108.     Jessica Ponce          22:32.0
110.     Talia Gragert          22:41.3

Top Five Finishers:
1     Devon Kelsey            Cuesta College       18:10.8
2     Quetta Peinado          Unattached           18:19.8
3     Mary Sandri             San Francisco        18:25.5
4     Sahar Bala              San Francisco        18:26.2
5     Kevyn Murphy            Hawaii-Manoa         18:28.2

Invitational Results

Team Results:
1.    94  Long Beach State
2.   100  University of Portland
3.   116  Idaho State University
4.   126  University of Idaho
5.   133  Cal Poly
6.   138  Boise State University
7.   173  UC Riverside
8.   203  Fresno State Full
9.   236  Sacramento State
10.   262  California
11.   296  University of Colorado B
12.   320  Johns Hopkins University
13.   352  University of San Diego
14.   367  UC Davis
15.   384  UCLA
16.   405  University of Nevada
17.   420  Pepperdine
18.   443  Chico State
19.   471  Santa Clara University
20.   565  Saint Mary's College
21.   591  San Jose State

SJSU Results:
82      Aylin Mejia               18:31.0
113     Kate Lambdin           18:52.9
128     Elizabeth Raymond    19:17.5
133     Megan Arias             19:25.9
135     Rebecca Garcia        19:38.5
138     Marissa Buckley        20:38.0

Top Five Finishers:
1     Hannah Kiser          Idaho                16:55.3
2     Allix Potratz-Lee     Vandal Track Club    17:01.0
3     Bradi Hutchison       Idaho State          17:07.7
4     Rosa Del Toro         Long Beach State     17:09.8
5     Merel Van Steenberge  Portland             17:14.2