2005 NCAA West Region Results

Nov. 12, 2005

UCLA Men
Ramos ran the 10K course in 30:24.1, earning All-West Region honors for the first time in his career. 'Similar to Ashley, we wanted Austin to run today like he has all season - as one of the top runners on the West Coast,' Peterson said. 'When you take the Arizona and Stanford runners out of the equation, Austin was the fourth automatic individual qualifier.'

In today's women and men's races, the top two teams and the top four individuals (not on qualifying teams), automatically advance to the upcoming NCAAs. On Monday, 13 at-large women and men's teams (a total of 31 women and men's teams will compete at the Nationals) will be announced, along with a limited number of at-large individuals, also advancing to the NCAA Championships.

Running for the Bruin men on Saturday were - sophomore Kyle Shackelton (60th, 31:40.2), freshman Drew Shackleton (82nd, 32:21.4), freshmen Matt Stollenwerk (92nd, 32:53.6), senior Nick DeFelice (93rd, 32:55.9), sophomore Mike Haddan (107th, 33.25.5) and freshman Laef Barnes (115th, 33:35.4). UCLA placed 12th in the team scoring (329 points). Haddan, who ran well two weeks ago at the Pac-10 Championships (placing sixth), was not a full strength today, running with a severe head cold.

Arizona's Robert Cheseret won the individual title in a time of 30:03.3, ahead of teammate Obed Muntanya (30:05.7). Cheseret led his No. 9 Wildcats to the team title with 33 points, ahead of No. 4 Stanford (80) and third-place Arizona State (100). UCLA placed 12th in the team standings (329 points).

UCLA Women
Caldwell ran the 6K course in a time of 20:12. 5, behind winner Stanford's Arrianna Lambie (19:29.3) and second-place Arizona State's Amy Hastings (19:58.4). This is the second time in her career Caldwell has earned All-West Region honors. She also led the Bruin team to a strong fifth-place finish.

'We treated this as a qualifying race, not a championship race,' said Bruin head coach Eric Peterson. 'She ran well with a leading pack of athletes, that were trailing Lambie and Hastings. With 400m to go, Caldwell sprinted from that pack, placed in the top five and automatically qualified for the NCAA. The strategy was for her to automatically qualify, and that's what she did.'

Also running for UCLA on Saturday were - sophomore Claire Rethmeier (32nd, 21:26.6), sophomore Monika Rothenberger (33rd, 21:27.6), senior Sarah West (38th, 21:31.3), senior Leslie Barrie (96th, 22:39.8), freshman Ciara Viehweg (114th, 22:55.1) and freshman Lauren Jirges (24:02.4),

Stanford's Lambie led the No. 2 Cardinal to the team title (24), followed by No. 5 Arizona State (48), No. 26 Washington (117), No. 21 Oregon (139) and UCLA.

2005 NCAA West Region XC Championships
Nov. 12, 2005
Stanford Golf Course

Men

Team (Top 5 of 23)
1. Arizona 33, 2. Stanford 80, 3. Arizona State 100, 4. Washington 106, Portland 106 (UCLA 12th, 329)Overall Individuals (Top 5 of 161)
1. Robert Cheseret, UA, 30:03.3; 2. Obed Muntanya, UA, 30:05.7; 3. Casey Burchill, ASU, 30:09.3; 4. Jonah Maiyo, UA, 30:19.8; 5. Mark Mandi, UW, 30:21.4.UCLA (7 runners)
9. Austin Ramos 30:24.1, 60. Kyle Shackleton 31:40.2; 82. Drew Shackleton 32:21.4; 92. Matt Stollenwerk 32:53.6; 93. Nick DeFelice 32:55.9; 107. Mike Haddan, 115. Laef Barnes 33:35.4.

Women

Team (Top 5 of 30)
1. Stanford 24, 2. Arizona State 48, 3. Washington 117, 4. Oregon 139, 5. UCLA 196Overall Individuals (Top of 199)
1. Arianna Lambie, SU, 19:29.3; 2. Amy Hastings, ASU, 19:58.4, 3. Ashley Caldwell, UCLA, 20:12.5, 4. Teresa McWalters, SU, 20:16.8, 5. Kathleen Trotter, SU, 20:17.1.UCLA (7 runners)
3.Ashley Caldwell 20:12.5, 32. Claire Rethmeier 21.:26.6, 33. Monika Rothenburger 21:27.6, 38. Sarah West, 21:31.3, 96. Leslie Barrie 22:39.8; 114. Ciara Viehweg 22:55.1, 166. Lauren Jirges 24:02.4.

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