Eaton and Sande Lead the Broncos To Victory

NAMPA, Idaho It was a clean sweep for the Boise State University men’s and women’s cross country teams at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn Suite Classic at West Park in Nampa, Idaho, as the Broncos captured both individual titles and both team titles.


The women’s team was led to victory by junior Breanne Sande who finished the 4,000-meter grass course in 14:13.6. The Broncos collected 24 points as six runners posted top 10 times for the first place finish.


Senior Cody Eaton paced the men’s team as he recorded an 18:46.7 on the 6,000-meter course. The men’s team recorded 29 points as all six Boise State runners finished in the top 20 to beat second place Eastern Oregon by 15 points.


Sophomore Hilary McClendon finished in fourth place with a 14:31.0, followed by senior Chaly Jones in fifth in a 14:56.2, and Carly Gerard in sixth with a 14:58.1. Rounding out the top 10 was Alexandria Bell (15:16.6) in eighth, Kendra Hernandez (15:19.2) in ninth and Pamila Ward (15:20.2) in 10th. Four other runners also registered times for the Broncos as Meadow Braden finished in 15:33.7 for 16th place, Karleigh Gempler recorded a 15:34.3 for 17th place, Christa Hughes posted a 15:49.2 for 19th place, and Breanne Whitlock finished in 32nd place with a 16:50.9.


For the men’s team, freshman Sawyer Bosch recorded a third place finish in his first collegiate event with an 18:49.9. Bosch was followed by fellow freshman Kevin Higgs and Scott Foley. Higgs posted a 19:02.2 to finish in fifth place and Foley recorded a 19:22.8 for ninth. Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos was Stanley Chebii in 11th place (19:39.0) and Cameron Lockard in 20th place (20:00.3).


The Boise State men’s and women’s cross country teams will continue its seasons Friday, Sept. 14, at the Portland WCC Preview in Portland, Ore.


Team Results Men


1. Boise State                 29

2. Eastern Oregon           46

3. Albertson                    58

4. Northwest Nazarene     95

5. Treasure Valley CC    146


Team Results Women


1. Boise State                 24

2. Albertson                    59

3. Northwest Nazarene     69

4. Eastern Oregon           90

» «