The Santa Clara University men's and women's cross country teams opened their seasons with solid efforts from both squads at the USF Invitational in Golden Gate Park in cool, foggy conditions. Stanford won both the women's and men's races.
"Our objectives today were to run together at a comfortably hard pace and really make an effort to stay together through the finish," said Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro. "I thought both teams executed really well and we are all looking forward to racing Saint Mary's next week."
Both teams return to their next action on Fri., Sept. 6th when they host Saint Mary's for a dual meet at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale.
The Bronco women were led by junior Kelly Ryan who placed 36th in 19:35 for the 5k course. Following Ryan were seniors Emily Robinson and Allie Sibole who finished in 37th and 38th, respectively and both were also timed at 19:35. Junior Mary Kriege and sophomore Allison Maio finished in 40th and 41st, respectively. Kriege crossed the line in 19:35 and Maio in 19:36.
Junior Sean Roe was the first Bronco to the finish for the men's team. Roe finished the 8k race in 26:52 for 24th place. The remainder of the scorers closely followed Roe in 25th (senior Moises Venegas, 26:52), 26th (freshman, Joey Berriatua, 26:53), 27th (sophomore, Adrian Hinojosa, 26:53) and 28th (sophomore, Sam Holeman, 26:53).