Athletes set school bests during meets in San Francisco
THE SANTA CLARA
April 9, 2015
Broncos broke records over the weekend, with 28 athletes competing in nine different events.
The men and women’s track team headed north this weekend to compete in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival at San Francisco State University.
Freshman Grayson Murphy finished in 10:44.71 in the women’s steeplechase, a 3000-meter race. This time was good enough to earn her sixth place and a new school record.
Murphy, who had only ran the steeplechase once before, believes this race is her ticket to regionals.
“I think that if I keep working hard, (making it to regionals for the steeplechase) is a very realistic possibility,” she said. “I would also like for a number of my teammates to have regionals in their sights. We have a number of talented runners who can definitely make it.”
Senior Mary Kriege also smashed school records this weekend, running the women’s 5000 meter in 16:56.77 and taking 11th.
The men’s team made a strong showing at Cox Stadium with multiple runners competing in the 10000, 1500, 800 and 5000 meter races.
The track teams have almost two weeks until their next competitions, the Mt. SAC Relays, held in Walnut, Calif. and the Bryan Clay Invitational, held in Azusa, Calif.
Though the meets seem spread out, the Broncos have already started training psychologically and physically.
“Mentally preparing for Mt. Sac is important because of the caliber of the race,” she said. “It will be different than the races I have been running. I think running is 80 percent mental, and so for my team to succeed, the most important thing is keeping a level head on our shoulders.”
With a schedule full of high quality meets, the men and women’s track teams will look to continue to make bounds and set personal records.
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