UCLA Cross-Country Men Place Seventh, Women Eighth at NCAA Regional Qualifying Meet

Nov. 13, 2000

FRESNO, Ca. - Eric Peterson's UCLA men's and women's cross country teams placed seventh and eighth, respectively, Saturday at the NCAA Regional Qualifier held in Fresno and hosted by Fresno State University.

In the men's team race, No. 2 Stanford won with 58 points, followed by Arizona (second-place, 62), Cal-Poly SLO (third-place, 114), No. 10 Oregon (fourth-place, 122), fifth-place Arizona State (128), sixth-place University of Portland (150), seventh-place UCLA (167), eighth-place Washington (207), ninth-place UC-Santa Barbara (230) and 10th place California (259).

Held at Woodward Park in Fresno, the men's 10,000m was won by Stanford's Jonathan P.M. Riley, in a time of 30:40. UCLA's top finisher was junior Bryan Green, placing 10th in a time of 31:19. Green has placed in the top 10 of every UCLA men's meet this season.

UCLA's men scoring finishers were senior Paul Muite(14th, 31:16), freshman Jon Rankin (24th, 31:28), junior Justin Patananan (59th, 32:29), senior Scott Abbott (57th, 32:37), junior Andrew Wulf (72nd, 32:50) and senior Mason Moore (98th, 34:02).

In the women's standings, No. 2 Stanford won with 58 points, followed by No. 4 Arizona State (second-place, 88), No. 7 Arizona (third-place, 126), Oregon (fourth-place, 169), fifth-place Washington (170), sixth-place Cal Poly-SLO (167), seventh-place Washington State (188), eighth-place UCLA (199), ninth-place UC-Irvine (219) and 10th place University of Idaho (221).

The women's 6000m was won by Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera, in a time of 20:25. UCLA's top finisher was senior Christina Bowen, who placed 10th, in a time of 20:44.

UCLA's women scoring finishers were senior Katie Nuanes (29th, 21:14), sophomore Kelly Grimes (44th, 21:52), junior Bridie Hatch (68th, 22:29), sophomore Melissa McBain (69th, 22:29), junior Alynda Franco (86th, 22:45) and senior Gina Donnelly (106th, 23:04).

Christina Bowen, Bryan Green and Paul Muite automatically qualify individually for the NCAA Championships to be held Nov. 20 in Ames, Iowa.


2000 NCAA Western Regional Cross Country Results

Team
Women

1. Stanford 58
2. Arizona State 88
3. Arizona 126
4. Oregon 169
5. Washington 170
6. Cal Poly-SLO 187
7. Washington State 188
8. UCLA 199
9. UC-Irvine 219
10. Univ. of Idaho 221

Individual
Women

1. Lisa Aguilera, ASU 20:25
2. Lauren Fleshman, STAN 20:33
3. Mary Duerbeck, ASU 20:36
4. Elena L. Villareal, STAN 20:37
5. Kate Bradshaw, UW 20:37
6. Katie M. Barto, UNLV 20:38
7. Cami Matson, UW 20:40
8. Hanna Smedstad, UO 20:42
9. Tara Chaplin, UA 20:44
10. Christina Bowen, UCLA 20:44

Team
Men

1. Stanford 58
2. Arizona 62
3. Cal Poly-SLO 114
4. Oregon 122
5. Arizona State 128
6. Univ. of Portland 150
7. UCLA 167
8. Washington 207
9. UC-Santa Barbara 230
10. California 259

Individual
Men

1. Jonathan Riley, STAN 30:40
2. Jason R. Hartman, UO 30:42
3. Tom E. Prindiville, UA 30:43
4. Michael Kasahun, UO 30:45
5. Steve Smith, UA 30:49
6. Avery Blackwell, CP 30:51
7. Thomas Murley, STAN 30:59
8. Louis Luchini, STAN 31:04
9. Girmay Guangal, CAL 31:11
10. Bryan Green, UCLA 31:19
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