QUINONES, CHANGCO LEAD CROSS COUNTRY AT THE BRONCO INVITATIONAL

QUINONES, CHANGCO LEAD CROSS COUNTRY AT THE BRONCO INVITATIONAL

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – The Sacramento State men's cross country finished in 10th place and the women were 11th at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Saturday at Baylands Park. The meet was moved forward one hour to help improve air quality caused by the recent fires in Northern California.

The Hornet men started the day by scoring 225 over the 8K race. The team was led by Elijah Changco who ran 24:28.9 to place 30th. Changco's time left him under a minute behind Utah Valley's Tyson Lambert who won the race in 23:39.7.

Ryan Salcido ranked second on the team and was 37th overall in 24:36.1. He was followed by Tyler Sickler who finished in 42nd place after running 24:40.7.The remaining three runners for the Hornet men had substantial gaps between their times. Aidan Schraer ran 24:56.5 to place 67th, Tristen Thomson was 105th in 25:32.7 and Tre Lockwood completed the lineup by running 25:46.3 to finish in 114th place.

Portland edged UCLA for the team title. The Pilots scored 67 points to beat the Bruins by two. Utah Valley was third with 95 while Santa Clara (133) and Lamar (161) completed the top five.

Amy Quinones had the highest finish for the Hornet women. Quinones just missed out on a top 10 finish after running 20:47.8 to place 13th. The junior has led the team in each race this season after recording the fastest time on the team in each of her six races a year ago.

The next four finishers for Sacramento State all crossed the line within 30 seconds of one another. Savanna Perez led the quartet in 21:51.8 to place 65th overall. Denise Reis was 75th with a time of 22:05.3. Gracie Albano ran 22:17.6 to finish in 91st and Cagnei Duncan had a time of 22:21.2 to place 93rd to complete the scorers for the team.

San Jose State, used a first-place finish from Jenny Sandoval (20:18.1) to win the team title. The Spartans scored 60 points and were trailed by Montana State (67), Oregon State (102), Utah Valley (112) and Southern Utah (140) in the top five.

Sacramento State will next compete at the Big Sky Championships in Ogden, Utah, on Oct. 28.

MEN'S TEAM RESULTS (8K)
1. Portland 67
2. UCLA 69
3. Utah Valley 95
4. Santa Clara 133
5. Lamar 161
6. Loyola Marymount 163
7. Montana State 196
8. New Mexico State 201
9. Saint Mary's 204
10. SACRAMENTO STATE 225
11. San Jose State 294
12. Montana 299
13. Grand Canyon 331
14. Portland State 371
15. Northern Colorado 379
16. Creighton 404
17. Fresno State 410

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Tyson Lambert, UVU, 23:39.7
2. Anthony Ocegueda, UVU, 23:41.5
3. John Carter Blunt, UCLA, 23:44.5
4. Riley Osen, UP, 23:44.9
5. Tristan Peloquin, UP, 23:47.4

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
30. Elijah Changco 24:28.9
37. Ryan Salcido 24:36.1
42. Tyler Sickler 24:40.7
67. Aidan Schraer 24:56.5
105. Tristen Thomson 25:32.7
114. Tre Lockwood 25:46.3

WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS (6K)
1. San Jose State 60
2. Montana State 67
3. Oregon State 102
4. Utah Valley 112
5. Southern Utah 140
6. Loyola Marymount 181
7. Lamar 194
8. Montana 212
9. New Mexico State 231
10. Grand Canyon 251
11. SACRAMENTO STATE 300
12. Northern Colorado 371
13. UCLA 371
14. California 376
15. Portland State 386
16. Santa Clara 432
17. Fresno State 435
18. Pacific 471
19. Saint Mary's 495
20. Hawaii 586

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Jenny Sandoval, SJSU, 20:18.1
2. Makenna Smith, Cal Coast TC, 20:33.3
3. Juliana Mount, OSU, 20:36.3
4. Alexandra Beitia, LMU, 20:38.3
5. Adilene Aldapa, SJSU, 20:39.4

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
13. Amy Quinones 20:47.8
65. Savanna Perez 21:51.8
75. Denise Reis 22:05.3
91. Gracie Albano 22:17.6
93. Cagnei Duncan 22:21.2
152. Sara Stevens 24:12.0