Women's Cross Country Second At Bronco Open

Sunnyvale, Calif. The San Jose State University women’s cross country team competed in final meet of the regular season at the Santa Clara Bronco Open on Saturday, October 18.

The Spartans finished in second place in a field of nine teams in the women’s 5K race at the Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Among the 81 competitors, the Spartan placed five runners in the top-25, led by junior Suzanne Hancock who clocked the team’s fastest time and placed 6th overall with a 19:02. Freshman Megan Arias, ran the second-quickest time for the Spartans and finished 11th overall with a time of 19:28.

Sophomore Amanda Carlucci ran a 19:33, good for a 14nd place finish. Victoria Smith, a freshman, finished 21st with a 19:59 clocking and junior Annaliza Rizo finished 25th in 20:07.

Freshman Alexa Richter and sophomore Rebecca Ulrich crossed the line with a 20:51 for 37th place and a 20:54 for 39th place respectively.

Lisa Worsham, Lauren Dubay and Morgan Hancock, all sophomores, placed 45th (21:18), 48th (21:26) and 58th (22:08). Junior Mira Parfitt clocked a 23:37 for a 70th place finish and Jessica Ponce, a freshman, came home in 24:09 and 73rd place.

The Spartans return to action at 8:00 a.m. on November 1, when they compete in the WAC Championships in Las Cruces, N.M.

Santa Clara Bronco Open
Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Team Finishes:
1. Cal State East Bay, 42; 2. San Jose State, 56; 3. University of San Francisco, 79; 4. MJC, 87; 5. Santa Clara, 87; Westmont, 160; UCSC, 183; Shasta, 196; Simpson, 229.

Top Finishers: 1. Erica Sahli (Unattached) 18:39; 2. Mary Wagner (Sacramento State) 18:44; 3. Ana Mendez (MJC) 18:46; 4. Alice Hobbs (USF) 18:52; 5. Sable Browning (MJC) 18:56.

San Jose State Finishers:
6. Suzanne Hancock, 19:02; 11. Megan Arias, 19:28; 14. Amanda Carlucci, 19:33; 21. Victoria Smith, 19:59; 25. Annaliza Rizzo, 20:04.28; 37. Alexa Richter, 20:51; 39. Rebecca Ulrich, 20:54; 45. Lisa Worsham, 21:18; 48. Lauren Dubay, 21:26; 58. Morgan Hancock, 22:08; 70 Mira Parfitt, 23:37; 73. Jessica Ponce, 24:09.