Cross Country/Track & Field

2014-15 Santa Clara Cross Country/Track News

  • Cross Country/Track Announces 2015-16 Men's Recruiting Class
    June 26, 2015
    Cross Country/Track Announces 2015-16 Men's Recruiting Class SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara cross country and track is set to welcome 12 men’s runners as part of its recruiting class for the 2015-16 season, head coach Felipe Montoro announced Friday. The group of 11 freshman and one transfer student-athlete features soon-to-be Broncos from six different states.
  • Cross Country/Track Announces 2015-16 Women's Recruiting Class
    June 22, 2015
    Cross Country/Track Announces 2015-16 Women's Recruiting Class SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara cross country and track is set to welcome six women's runners as part of its recruiting class for the 2015-16 season, head coach Felipe Montoro announced Tuesday. The group consists of of four freshmen and two transfer student-athletes.
  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale)
    June 10, 2015
    EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale) On the season finale of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday take you around the horn for the best of Santa Clara University sports in 2014-15. EYEBRONCO thanks the seniors Denzel and Nici for their exceptional work during their time as Broncos. Enjoy their last episode as hosts of the BWSW!
  • Join Bronco Cross Country/Track for 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Social June 14
    June 03, 2015
    Join Bronco Cross Country/Track for 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Social June 14 All in the Santa Clara University community are invited to attend the 2nd Annual SCU Cross Country Bocce Ball Social on Sunday, June 14. Come celebrate the beginning of summer and help raise funds that support Bronco Cross Country and Track. The event will begin at 12 p.m. in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
  • Getting on Track with Andrew Melendez
    May 27, 2015
    Getting on Track with Andrew Melendez Catching up to Andrew Melendez (AM) is a very difficult task for most. Fortunately, the Men's Cross Country Freshman decided to slow down and spend some time with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to talk about his passion for the sport, as well as reflect on his first year on the Mission Campus.
  • Elsa Valenzuela: A Seasoned Runner
    May 26, 2015
    Elsa Valenzuela: A Seasoned Runner SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had a chance to catch up with junior Elsa Valenzuela (EV) to discuss her time as a Bronco and how she has become a better runner over the years.
  • Track Closes out Season at Portland Twilight
    May 21, 2015
    Track Closes out Season at Portland Twilight PORTLAND, Ore. — Santa Clara track concluded its 2015 regular season Sunday at Eldon Fix Track as part of the Portland Twilight Meet. Graduate student Kurt Ruegg posted the second-fastest 5000 meter time of his career, which was also his fastest time with the Broncos, by running a 14:36.70 as one of four Santa Clara runners to compete in the event.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 19, 2015
    May 19, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 19, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Bronco sports. Five Bronco teams finished out their regular seasons last week, one Bronco took to the links as part of an NCAA Championship and one Bronco team earned a spot to compete in the postseason.
  • Will Burschinger Talks Freshman Season
    May 14, 2015
    Will Burschinger Talks Freshman Season Freshman track team member, Will Burschinger (WB), caught up with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about his transition into college athletics and his goals for next season.
  • Going Cross-Country with Kurt Ruegg
    May 14, 2015
    Going Cross-Country with Kurt Ruegg Kurt Ruegg (KR) finished off his time at Harvard with a degree in Neurobiology, a 30th place finish at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and a desire to come back to the west coast for one more year of competitive running. After a former Bronco coach recommended SCU for the Yountville native’s final season of NCAA eligibility, Ruegg was quick to jump on the opportunity and seamlessly transitioned into the role of one of SCU’s top runners. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to meet up with Ruegg and discuss his running career and even get some insight how he’s learned to love the nickname “Uncle Kurt.”
  • Track Sets Seven Personal Best Marks, One School Record at West Coast Last Chance Meet
    May 13, 2015
    Track Sets Seven Personal Best Marks, One School Record at West Coast Last Chance Meet SAN FRANCISCO — Santa Clara track set one school record and seven personal bests marks at the West Coast Last Chance Meet Saturday at Cox Stadium. The Broncos spread their personal best marks across six different events, including Grayson Murphy lowering her own school record in the 3000m steeplechase.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 12, 2015
    May 12, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 12, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Bronco sports. After last week’s episode from the Santa Clara Celebrity Golf Tournament, the wrap is back on the Mission campus in the university suite to get you caught up on the latest in Bronco Sports.
  • Kelly Ryan's Track and Field Career
    May 08, 2015
    Kelly Ryan's Track and Field Career Kelly Ryan (KR) is relishing the time she has left on the Santa Clara track and field team. As a senior, Ryan is running her last season as a Bronco student athlete. Ryan reminisced with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about some of her career highlights and what she will walk away from once this season comes to a close.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
    May 06, 2015
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition) Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!
  • Track Season Continues at Brutus Hamilton Open and Challenge Friday and Saturday
    April 23, 2015
    Track Season Continues at Brutus Hamilton Open and Challenge Friday and Saturday SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara track heads north to Berkeley, Calif. for the Brutus Hamilton Open and Challenge on Friday and Saturday. The majority of Bronco runners will participate in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m races Friday, and Joey Berriatua is the lone Bronco to compete on Saturday; he will take part in the 1 mile run.
  • Mac Reflects on Freshman Season
    April 23, 2015
    Mac Reflects on Freshman Season Freshman Karen Mac (KM) spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to discuss her first season at Santa Clara University.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 21, 2015
    April 21, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 21, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel and Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports. Last week marked the first spring West Coast Conference championship of 2015 and five more Bronco teams all have championships on the line in the coming days. We begin the episode with Bronco golf, which wrapped up the WCC championships last week at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.
  • Two Broncos Break School Records, Six PR at Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational
    April 20, 2015
    Two Broncos Break School Records, Six PR at Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational WALNUT, Calif./AZUSA, Calif. — Santa Clara track capped another successful weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational with six of 12 runners setting personal best marks, including Mary Kriege’s school record 10k run and Joey Berriatua’s school record 1500 meter run. Kriege is the Santa Clara record holder in the 3k, 5k, and 10k track events.
  • Track Strives for NCAA Preliminary Qualifying Times this Week
    April 16, 2015
    Track Strives for NCAA Preliminary Qualifying Times this Week SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara track will split its racing between the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. this weekend. Several Bronco runners are looking to qualify for the NCAA Preliminary meet with their times at the Mt. SAC relays Thursday and Friday.
  • Brynn Sargent on Bronco Track, Getting Healthy
    April 16, 2015
    Brynn Sargent on Bronco Track, Getting Healthy SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sophomore Brynn Sargent (BS) of the men’s cross country and track team suffered an unfortunate injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the track season. He informed Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) that despite the injury, his resolve and determination to improve are stronger than ever.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
    April 15, 2015
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.
  • Meg Webber Reflects on Her Time as a Bronco
    April 14, 2015
    Meg Webber Reflects on Her Time as a Bronco Meg Webber (MW) is gearing up for her last and potentially her most productive season running track for the Broncos. As she reflects on her running career at SCU, Webber sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss the transition from a “have to” mindset to an “I get to compete” mindset.
  • Track Sets Two School Records at SF State Distance Carnival
    April 08, 2015
    Track Sets Two School Records at SF State Distance Carnival SAN FRANCISCO — Two Santa Clara runners broke school records and two more set personal best marks during the SF State Distance Carnival at Cox Stadium Friday. Grayson Murphy became the first Bronco female runner to break the 11-minute mark in the 3000 meter steeplechase and Mary Kriege became the first Bronco female runner to break the 17-minute mark in the 5000 meter race.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
    April 07, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.
  • Women's Tennis, Men's Cross Country Lead Department GPA In Winter 2015 Quarter
    April 06, 2015
    Women's Tennis, Men's Cross Country Lead Department GPA In Winter 2015 Quarter Achieving a 3.0 or better grade point average for the 24th time in 25 quarters, the Santa Clara Bronco Athletic Department also saw eight student-athletes achieve a 4.0 GPA in the Winter of 2015. The Bronco student-athletes recorded a 3.120 GPA and boast a 3.141 cumulative GPA as well. The Broncos have scored a 3.0 or better GPA 22 straight quarters dating back to the Winter 2008 quarter.
  • Track Heads to the City for SF State Distance Carnival
    April 03, 2015
    Track Heads to the City for SF State Distance Carnival SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara track travels to San Francisco State's Cox Stadium for the SF State Distance Carnival Friday. The Broncos will compete in nine different events between the men's and women's teams, including a trio of men's runners in the 10000 meter race. "With the winter quarter and finals now behind us, and the timing of this meet, this is really the start of track season," assistant coach Pete Cushman said.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
    March 31, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.
  • Track Notches More Personal Bests at Johnny Mathis Invite
    March 22, 2015
    Track Notches More Personal Bests at Johnny Mathis Invite SAN FRANCISCO — Five Santa Clara track runners set personal best marks Saturday at Cox Stadium as part of the Johnny Mathis Invitational. The Broncos competed in seven different events between the men’s and women’s teams, with a pair of runners doubling up for multiple events.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
    March 17, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.
  • Murphy Sets School Record in Steeplechase as Broncos Compete at Kim Duyst Invitational
    March 11, 2015
    Murphy Sets School Record in Steeplechase as Broncos Compete at Kim Duyst Invitational TURLOCK, Calif. — Santa Clara track had its highest volume of runners compete in a 2015 spring meet when a total of 27 Broncos ran in seven different events at the Kim Duyst Invitational Saturday at Cal State Stanislaus. In her 3000 meter steeplechase debut, Grayson Murphy set a school record time of 11:03.93.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
    March 10, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
    March 03, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.
  • Nicholas Mantovani Comes Back Home
    February 26, 2015
    Nicholas Mantovani Comes Back Home Nicholas Mantovani (NM) transferred to Santa Clara University in the fall from Johns Hopkins University to run cross country and track for the Broncos. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Mantovani to discuss the move and the current track season.
  • Three Broncos PR, Men Win Distance Medley Relay with School Record Time at West Coast Invitational and Relays
    February 25, 2015
    Three Broncos PR, Men Win Distance Medley Relay with School Record Time at West Coast Invitational and Relays ORINDA, Calif. — In its second overall event and first outdoor meet of the 2015 season, Santa Clara track produced a good showing at the West Coast Invitational and West Coast Relays last Saturday and Sunday in Orinda, Calif. The four-man relay team of Joey Berriatua, Nicholas Mantovani, Kurt Ruegg and Adam Vare set a school record by running a 10:13.20 in the Distance Medley Relay and three Broncos recorded personal best times in their respective 3000 meter races.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Men's Cross Country/Track Immersion Trip to Navajo Nation
    February 25, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Men's Cross Country/Track Immersion Trip to Navajo Nation Santa Clara men's cross country/track participated in an immersion trip to Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz. last winter. The team captured its experience via GoPro and passed the shots along to EYEBRONCO to help tell the story. Santa Clara runner Bryan Crook: "We did a service project and organized a fun run, but most of our time was spent getting to know the community, their history, aspects of traditional Navajo culture, hardships of reservation life as well as the spiritual significance running has for the Navajo. While there we had the opportunity to train on some beautiful high desert trails and bond as a team."
  • Getting Back on Track with Hannah Peterson
    February 23, 2015
    Getting Back on Track with Hannah Peterson After being sidelined with an injury for the past five and a half months, Hannah Peterson (HP) is going into her senior season on the women’s track team with more motivation than ever before. As she works to get back to full health, Peterson discussed her road to recovery as well as her legacy on the team with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB).
  • Ferrari Discusses His Final Track Season
    February 23, 2015
    Ferrari Discusses His Final Track Season Senior runner Toni Ferrari (TF) caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SB) to give some insight on his final season with the Santa Clara Track and Field team.
  • Greer Chrisman Optimistic for Freshman Season
    February 23, 2015
    Greer Chrisman Optimistic for Freshman Season Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) welcomed several freshmen to the cross country and track team this year including Greer Chrisman (GC). During a recent interview, we spoke with an optimistic Greer about beginning her first college track season as a Bronco.
  • Berriatua, Ruegg Set School Records at Husky Classic
    February 18, 2015
    Berriatua, Ruegg Set School Records at Husky Classic SEATTLE, Wash. — Santa Clara track competed in the first indoor meet in program history over the weekend, with five runners splitting time between the 3,000 and 5,000 meter races at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. Sophomore Joey Berriatua set a school record in the 3,000 meter race with a time of 8:19.76 — more than five seconds faster than the previous Bronco best.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
    February 17, 2015
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.
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