2010-11 Santa Clara Cross Country/Track News

May 16, 2011
Track Finishes Season With Many Career Highs
With split squads competing at the Cal State Stanislaus Twilight on May 13 in Turlock, Calif. and the West Coast Invitational on May 14 in Salem, Ore., the Bronco track team and coaches had a busy weekend.

May 16, 2011
Transitioning from Track to Cross Country for Hartwig
Erin Hartwig, sophomore from Glendale, Calif. has already had success in her first complete season of track at Santa Clara University. She has raced in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m this season, earning seasonal and personal records with times of 2:27:12, 4:47:08 and 18:39:75, respectively. She also has been a key runner on the Bronco 4x400m relay. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) was able to speak with Hartwig (EH) about her season, future and experiences.

May 12, 2011
Brown was Born to Run
Kazimir Brown (KB), also known as Amanda, grew up in a track family and was destined to be a runner. During her sophomore season here at Santa Clara, she broke two school records in the 100m and the 200m.

April 28, 2011
Giove Pursuing Passions at SCU
Nicole Giove is using her time at Santa Clara University to pursue all her passions – on the racecourse, in the classroom and on the Internet.

April 23, 2011
Track Has Great Day at Brutus Hamilton; Jones and Giove Break Out with Terrific PRs
In the most competitive meet of the year so far, the Bronco track team had their best performance of the season so far at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Cal Friday night.

April 21, 2011
Track Pleased at MidWay Point of Outdoor Season; Prepare for Meet at Cal
Santa Clara will head to Berkeley, Calif. to run in the Brutus Hamilton Meet on the Cal campus on Fri., April 22. First-year head cross country/track coach Felipe Montoro sat down with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about the team’s progress, what they are looking forward to in May and how much cross country season helps the track athletes.

April 18, 2011
Senior Track Season for Conlin
SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) spoke with Melissa Conlin (MC) about her years at Santa Clara and her experiences as a runner on the cross country and distance track teams. Conlin, a senior graduating this spring in engineering is from Renton, Washington. Recently, she raced a season best time in the 5000m at the Chico State Invitational in early April.

April 18, 2011
Reid Wins 1500m to Highlight Bronco Track Efforts at UC Davis
The Bronco track team participated in the Woody Wilson Invitational hosted by UC Davis on Sat., April 16. Temperatures in the mid 80's provided excellent conditions for the middle distance events, but made things difficult for those athletes competing in the longer events. The highlight of the meet for SCU was senior Robbie Reid's victory in the 1500m.

April 11, 2011
Reid Reflects on his Bronco Experiences
Robbie Reid, a senior from Los Altos, Calif. has been very involved here at Santa Clara University and now enters his last year on the Bronco’s track team. He has had an excellent start to the season placing third in the 800m at the Cal State Stanislaus meet as well as fifth overall at the UC Davis Aggies Open with a time of 1:54:02. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) spoke with Reid (RR) about his experiences and what he has enjoyed most or taken away from his time as a distance runner.

April 11, 2011
Track Sets Personal Bests in Chico
The Santa Clara track team traveled north to compete in the Chico Distance Carnival and the Chico Twilight on April 8 and 9 at Chico State. In ideal conditions a slew of Broncos set personal best for the third consecutive week. The Bronco track team returns to competition April 16 for the Woody Wilson Invite hosted by UC Davis.

April 11, 2011
Bronco Student-Athletes Post 3.0+ GPA for 12th time in 13 quarters
With almost one-third of the student-athletes posting a 3.5 or better, Santa Clara University's student-athletes posted a 3.047 grade point average (GPA) for the Winter 2011 quarter. Santa Clara's student-athletes have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better 12 of the last 13 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.081. For the second straight quarter, the women's cross country team (right) led all teams with a 3.406 GPA for the Winter 2011 term – the exact same GPA it recorded for the Fall 2010 term as well.

April 6, 2011
Wilson Begins Her Last Bronco Track Season
Stephanie Wilson, a senior English major and local graduate of San Jose’s Archbishop Mitty, has begun her last track season as a Bronco this spring. Although she did not compete in the 2010 track season due to an injury, she had a record-setting year in cross-country as she was the 2009 NCAA All-American as well as 2009 WCC champion. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat and talked with Wilson (SW) about her experience here at Santa Clara, some tips about running, and potential plans for the future.

April 4, 2011
Track Continues to Improve at Johnny Mathis
Clear skies and warm weather greeted the SCU track team at SF State April 2. The Broncos continue to progress throughout the season improving each weekend and there were a number of personal and seasonal bests set on the day. The Broncos return to action April 8 and 9 when they make the trip north for the Chico State Distance Carnival and Twilight Invitational.

March 26, 2011
SCU Track Has Great Day at SF State Distance Carnival, Reid Runs Well at Stanford
The Santa Clara University track team traveled north to San Francisco State to participate in the annual distance carnival and Robbie Reid competed at the Stanford Invitational.

March 16, 2011
Ney Hopes for Strong Sophomore Season
A competitive runner since she was eight years old, sophomore Hayley Ney is excited for her second track season with the Broncos.

March 14, 2011
Track Runs Well at UC Davis Aggie Open
The Santa Clara track team returned to action at UC Davis on Saturday, participating in the Aggie Open. Host UC Davis, WCC rivals USF and Saint Mary's, Sacramento State, Nevada, Chico State, Cal State Stanislaus, several junior colleges and open competitors were on hand as well.

March 10, 2011
Track Runs at UC Davis This Weekend; Readies for Big Things This Season
The Santa Clara track season is beginning to feel like its in full swing. This weekend the Broncos will run at the UC Davis Open on Sat., March 12. Next weekend runners not still finishing finals, which are next week, will run at the Hornet Invite Sat., March 19. Finally, the full compliment of Bronco runners will take to the track to run either at the San Francisco Distance Carnival March 25 and 26 with a select number of runners who qualify running at the Stanford Invitational the same dates.

March 6, 2011
Broncos Find Early Season Success At Kim Duyst Invitational
Warm weather and good competition welcomed the Broncos to the Kim Duyst Invitational as Santa Clara's track team opened up the season with a successful trip to Cal State Stanislaus on Sat., March 5th. Next up for the track team is the Aggie Open, hosted by UC Davis on Sat., March 12.

March 2, 2011
Cross Country Honored for Academic Excellence
The Santa Clara University men’s and women's cross country teams were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on February 17th with the All-Academic team award.

December 7, 2010
Montoro Named Head Cross Country and Track Coach
After an extensive search, Santa Clara University announced on Wednesday Bronco associate head coach Felipe Montoro, in his seventh year with the program, has been promoted to head coach of the cross country and track programs at Santa Clara University as nine-year head coach Tom Service is retiring as of Dec. 15, 2010.

August 10, 2010
Nicole Giove Excited for Upcoming Year
Junior Nicole Giove, from Fountain Valley, Calif., is excited for the upcoming seasons of cross country and track.

July 6, 2010
Three Runners Head to Olympic Training Center for F.L.A.M.E. Program
Santa Clara University is home to many different individuals who strive to better themselves and the community around them. The athletic department is home to many of these great leaders.