Cross country races solid at Santa Clara

Andre Newell

The Sacramento State cross country team represented well and continued to show a great amount of improvement at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite at Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale, California on Saturday.

The women’s team finished third out of 18 teams and the men’s team finished 10th out of 13 teams.

On the women’s side, it was Chloe Berlioux leading the way for Sac State finishing first out of all in the 6K race with a time of 19:54.

Berlioux has led the team in every single meet of the season so far and this performance was following her stellar 5K race two weeks ago at the Capital Cross Challenge where she took first place.

Behind Berlioux, senior Amanda Garcia finished 14th overall with a time of 20:48.

It was Loyola Marymount University taking home the team title for the women with a total score of 58. Sac State scored 142.

On the men’s side, Jacob Huston finished 16th in the 8K race, leading the Hornets. Huston finished with a time of 24:21.

“I felt really great about the race,” Huston said. “The team did really well and I’m pleased with the way I ran.”

Huston has led team in every single meet this season and this performance follows his seventh place finish in the Capital Cross Challenge in the Men’s 8K race.

Sophomore Sam Scheuer was the second Sac State finisher behind Huston. Scheuer finished 37th with a time of 24:40.

San Jose State captured the men’s team award as well finishing with a total score of 61. The Hornets, finishing 10th, ended the meet with a total score of 228.

Hornets’ coach Laura Harmon was very pleased with the team’s performance and overall effort.

“I think all of our runners ran very smart,” Harmon said. “I feel like they took that step that they needed to take in this meet and I think that they’ve gained confidence going into the Big Sky Conference Championships in two weeks.”

The Hornets will have next week off as they prepare for the Big Sky Championships that will take place in Cedar City, Utah on Saturday, Oct. 31.