Women's Cross Country Split Results at Bronco Open

Sunnyvale, Calif.---The San Jose State women's cross country team competed in both the Open and Invitational races at the 2009 Bronco Open on October 17.

     In the Invitational race, the Spartans first team took 15th out of 17 with a total of score of 392. Kate Lambdin was San Jose State's top finisher as she crossed the finish line after 18:46, good for 71st overall.

     Arely Marquez finished exactly 10 seconds behind Lambdin for an 85th place overall finish.  Meghan Vinton (94. 19:04), Elizabeth Raymond (105. 19:11), and Suzanne Hancock (106. 19:13) rounded out the five scorers for San Jose State.

     Conference rival New Mexico State took first place team honors in the invitational event with a total score of 49. Lauren Weaver (16:46), an unattached runner crossed the finish line in first place overall. Santa Clara's Stephanie Wilson (16:54) was the first runner to score in the race.

     In the Open race, San Jose State was a top team as they finished third out of 14 schools. The Spartans' second team of Lauren Dubay (18), Annaliza Rizo (35), Victoria Smith (36), Sasha Martinez (54), and Megan Arias (55), combined for a total score of 102.

     Dubay crossed the line first for San Jose State in the open in 19:40, and Rizo followed with a time of 20:07. Smith (20:07), Martinez (20:37), and Arias (20:38) finished in that order to complete San Jose State's top five.

     "This event will have to serve as a learning experience for our team," said head coach Augie Argabright. "There was extremely tough competition out there today, and the pace was a lot faster than I think our team expected. We are proud of the way our second team ran together in the Open race for a third place finish."

     From here, the women's cross country team will look ahead to the WAC Championship event in Reno, Nevada on October 31.


INVITATIONAL RESULTS

SJSU Finishers:
71. Kate Lambdin  18:46
85. Arely Marquez   18:56
94. Meaghan Vinton  19:04
105. Elizabeth Raymond   19:11
106. Suzanne Hancock  19:13
118. Nisha Richardson 19:25

Top 5 Finishers:
1. LAUREN WEAVER, UNATTACHED 16:46
2. STEPHANIE WILSON, SANTA CLARA UNIV 16:54
3. COURTNEY SCHULTZ, NEW MEXICO STATE 17:20
4. HILLARY KIGAR, USF 17:22
5. INGRID FLORES, NEW MEXICO STATE 17:22


Team Results:
1. NEW MEXICO STATE   49
2. USF   89
3. LONG BEACH STATE   104
4. SACRAMENTO STATE   147
5. NEVADA   166
6. CALIFORNIA   182
7. SANTA CLARA   207
8. PEPPERDINE   218
9. HAWAII-MANOA   245
10. FRESNO STATE   251
11. UC DAVIS   255
12. U. OF SAN DIEGO   279
13. BLACK HILLS STATE   315
14. BOISE STATE   324
15. SAN JOSE STATE   392
16. UNLV   395
17. SAINT MARY'S   498

OPEN RESULTS

SJSU Finishers:
18 Lauren Dubay   19:40
35 Annaliza Rizo    20:07
36 Victoria Smith   20:07
54 Sasha Martinez 20:37
55 Megan Arias     20:38
63 Jessica Gonzales 20:53
75 Katie O'Connel    21:11
76 Talia Gragert    21:11
89 Alexa Richter    21:46
106 Morgan Hancock  23:03

Top 5 Finishers:
1 HEATHER LAPTALO MIZUNO WOLFPACK 18:50
2 BRITTANY GARRETT SR S.F. STATE 18:59
3 CHRISTY WORKS SO NEVADA 19:03
4 CHRISTINE JOWAISZAZ SR USF 19:05
5 KALLE DEYETTE UNATTACHED 19:10

Team Results:
1. SACRAMENTO STATE  39
2. CAL ST. EAST BAY  80
3. SAN JOSE STATE  102
4. UC SANTA CRUZ  106
5. HARTNELL COLLEGE  138
6. MODESTO COLLEGE  172
7. ACADEMY OF ART  206
8. MILLS  218
9. SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE  247
10. PACIFIC  250
11. HOLY NAMES   283
12. SIMPSON  301
13. NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR  319
14. MENLO COLLEGE  403