UCLA Women's Cross Country Places 21st at NCAA Championships

Nov. 19, 2001

Greenville, SC - At the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championships, held in Greenville, SC and hosted by Furman University, the UCLA women finished 21st with 539 points. It is the highest team finish for a Bruin squad under Coach Eric Peterson's tutelage. Peterson had previously coached the 1999 women's squad to a 30th place finish at the NCAA Championships.

No. 2 Brigham Young University won the women's title with 62 points. Rounding out the Top-5 are No. 4 N.C. State (second, 148), No. 3 Georgetown (third, 180), No. 9 Arizona (fourth, 194) and No. 1 Stanford (fifth, 206). The individual champion was Arizona's Tara Chaplin, who ran the 6,000m course in 20:24.

The Bruins' highest finisher was freshman Carolyn Shea (123rd, 22:20). Other Bruin runners were Alejandra Barrientos (125th, 22:21), Valerie Flores (127th, 22:22), Lena Nilsson (135th, 22:26), Elaine Canchola (174th, 22:50), Lori Mann (190th, 22:56), and Tiffany Burgess (231st, 23:41).

Senior Bryan Green, who received an at-large bid as an individual, finished 84th in the men's race in 30:49. The men's individual crown was won by Eastern Michigan's Boaz Chboiywo, who finished the 10,000m course in 28:47. No. 1 Colorado won the team title with 90 points.

2001 NCAA Cross Country Championship Results
Women's Team Results (Top 5 of 31)
1. Brigham Young - 62
2. N.C. State - 148
3. Georgetown - 180
4. Arizona - 194
5. Stanford - 206
.21. UCLA - 539

Women's Individual Results (Top 5 of 249)
1. Tara Chaplin, Arizona - 20:24
2. Renee Metivier, Georgia Tech - 20:31
3. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford - 20:35
4. Kristin Price, N.C. State - 20:36
5. Michaela Manova, BYU - 20:42

UCLA Runners
123. Carolyn Shea - 22:20
125. Alejandra Barrientos - 22:21
127. Valerie Flores - 22:22
135. Lena Nilsson - 22:26
174. Elaine Canchola - 22:50
190. Lori Mann - 22:56
231. Tiffany Burgess - 23:41

Men's Team Results (Top 5 of 31)
1. Colorado - 90
2. Stanford - 91
3. Arkansas - 118
4. Northern Arizona - 193
5. Wisconsin - 245

Men's Individual Results (Top 5 of 244)
1. Boaz Chboiywo, Eastern Michigan - 28:47
2. Jorge Torres, Colorado - 29:06
3. Alistair Cragg, Arkansas - 29:10
4. D. Ritzenheim, Colorado - 29:11
5. Luke Watson, Notre Dame - 29:19

UCLA Runner
84. Bryan Green - 30:49

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