Caldwell Leads Bruin Women at Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday
Sept. 29, 2006
The UCLA women's cross country team finished 13th overall at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, OR on Friday as senior Ashley Caldwell led the Bruins with a 13th-place finish.
Arkansas won the meet with 35 points, while BYU's Kassi Andersen won the individual title in a time of 19:54.09).
It was the second consecutive meet in which Caldwell led the Bruins as the All-American ran 20:58.21. Sophomore Allie Bohannon was UCLA's No. 2 runner for the second straight meet, finishing 23rd in a time of 21:19.83. Sophomore Olga Aulet-Leon was 47th (22:01.78), while freshmen Bailey Schutte (52nd, 22:20.09) and Hannah Roeder (53rd, 22:21.02) rounded out UCLA's top-five runners.
'There were a couple of teams I felt we could have beat today,' said Cross Country Coach Eric Peterson. 'But we were pretty strong up front with Ashley and Allie leading the way.
'I hate to make excuses, but two of our runners, Jenna Timinsky and Hannah, were battling illnesses today and I think that played into the final team standings. Jenna started really strong, but faded throughout the race. She's our primary middle runner, so when she struggles, the team suffers.
'It was great to see Bailey come out and finish in the top-five. This is where she's from so it's good to see her come out and perform today in front of her home crowd.
'We are letting opportunities get away from us with our gap between runners and we plan of fixing that in the future. We're just ready to come home, work on the things that need fixing, and come out ready to run at the Pre-NCAA Invite in two weeks.'
Final Team Standings (top-five of 11 teams)
1. Arkansas, 53 pts.; 2. BYU, 55 pts.; 3. Wake Forest, 117 pts.; 4. Washington, 119 pts.; 5. Duke, 132 pts.; 8. UCLA
Individual Results (8k, top-five of 95 runners)
1. Kassi Anderson, BYU (19:54.09); 2. Michelle Sikes, Wake Forest (20:10.91); 3. Emily McCabe, Duke (20:39.99); 4. Danie Parry, Arkansas (20:43.43); 5. Amy Fowler, BYU (20:46.11)
13. Ashley Caldwell, 20:58.21; 23. Allie Bohannon, 21:19.83; 47. Olga Aulet-Leon, 22:01.78; 52. Bailey Schutte, 22:20.09; 53. Hannah Roeder, 22:21.02; 60. Jenna Timinsky, 22:27.83 63. Allison Hall, 22:34.05 74. Monika Rothenburger, 22:59.31; 78. Ciara Viehweg, 23:04.9984. Lauren Jirges, 23:25.27