UCLA Women Win CS Fullerton 'Season Opener'

Sept. 3, 2005

Eric Peterson's UCLA cross country teams opened the season Saturday at the CS Fullerton 'Season Opener' at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton. The Bruin women won the team title in the 5k race and the UCLA men, not competing in the men's team 8k standings, were individually paced by sophomore Mike Haddan, who placed eighth.

UCLA Women
The Bruin women, running with three true freshmen, won the 5k team title with 105 points, ahead of second-place San Diego State (119) and third-place Cal Coast (136).

UCLA was led by two runners in the top 10, paced by senior Sarah West and freshman Lindsay delaMontaigne. West placed eighth with a time of 18:51.70 and delaMontaigne finished 10th (18:58.40).

Also running for the Bruins were -freshman Ciara Viehweg (21st/19:27.90); senior Lori Mann (32nd/19:40.50); senior Leslie Barrie (42nd/19:55.20) and freshman Lauren Jirges (87th/20:47.20).

Looking Ahead
For the next 10 days, the Bruins will be in Mammoth Lakes for altitude training. The next major cross country event will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, WA.

CS Fullerton 'Season Opener'Sept. 3, 2005Craig Regional Park (complete results at: http://flashresults.com/flashwest/)

Women's Collegiate Team Standings (Top 5 of 26 teams)
1. UCLA, 88
2. San Diego State, 99
3. Loyola Marymount, 113
4. Cal State Fullerton,146
5. Concordia, 149

UCLA Overall Individually (5K)
8. Sarah West, 18:51.70,
10. Lindsay delaMontaigne, 18:58.40,
21. Ciara Viehweg, 19:27.90,
32. Lori Mann, 19:40.50,
42. Leslie Barrie, 19:55.20,
87. Lauren Jirges, 20:47.20.

Women's Collegiate Individually (Top 5 of 253)
1. Tiffanie Marley, USD, 18:26.00
2. Laura Mickelson, LMU, 18:41.50
3. Natalie Perkins, Concordia, 18:43.80
4. Sara Mickelson, LMU, 18:48.40
5. Maria Blazquez, CSF, 18:51.60

Women's Open Team Standings
1. Cal Coast, 23
2. Run With Us, 33

Women's Open
1. Ceci St. Geme, Cal Coast, 18:12.50
2. Genevieve Graff-Ermeling, unatt., 18:16.30
3. Lital Azulay, unattached, 19:05.10
4. Bree Hitchens, Cal Coast, 19:10.00
5. Bara Skuladottir, Run With Us, 19:16.60

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