Bohannon Leads Bruin Women as Cross Country Finishes 5th at West Regional

Nov. 12, 2006

Complete Results

Sophomore Allie Bohannon continued her stellar season on Saturday, leading the Bruins for the second consecutive meet as UCLA finished fifth overall (170 points) at the West Regional Championships in Portland, OR.

Stanford won the women's race with 42 points as the Cardinal's Arianna Lambie won the individual title in a time of 20:58.85.

Bohannon, in just her first full year running cross country for UCLA, posted an 11th-place finish in a time of 21:39.90. Her performance could give her a spot at the National Championships on Monday, November 20 in Terre Haute, IN, as at-large selections will be made on Sunday, November 12. If the Washington Huskies are given an at-large team bid, then Bohannon will most likely be given an at-large individual bid for Nationals.

'It's so awesome to have a young runner like Allie Bohannon step into a leadership role on the team and run well,' said Cross Country Coach Eric Peterson. 'If UW is selected at-large, she has a chance to run as an individiual at nationals. If she's not given the bid, it will take nothing away from the effort she gave today, placing 11th in her first West Regional Championship.

'Because of being led by her and Ashley (Caldwell), we were able to finish in the top-five. It is a very respectable finish, and it was good to beat a sound Oregon team, who was in front of us at the Pac-10 meet two weeks ago.'

Caldwell finished as UCLA's No. 2 runner in 19th-place with a time of 21:57.62. Caldwell was also the number two runner for the Bruins at Pac-10's two weeks ago.

Sophomore Olga Aulet-Leon (22:36.92, 46th) and seniors Jenna Timinsky (22:37.16, 47th) and Allison Hall (22:44.66, 51st) rounded out the top-five finishers for the Bruins.

'It was great to see Olga, Jenna and Allison finish so closely together, w(within eight seconds of each other), because we have been working on that all season. I'm proud of how they ran today.'

Freshman Nicole Pennes (23:20.82, 81st) and junior Claire Rethmeier (23:25.23, 84th) were the final scorers for UCLA at the meet.

The NCAA Championship filled will be announced around 4:00 pm (PST) on the NCAA website.

Team Results (Top-5 of 30)
1. Stanford, 42 points; 2. UC Santa Barbara, 72 points; 3. Arizona State, 83 points; 4. Washington, 140 points; 5. UCLA, 170 points.

Individual Results (TOp-5 of 199 runners)
1. Arianna Lambie, Stanford (20:58.85); 2. Kathleen Trotter, Stanford (21:12.19); 3. Laura Olvera, UC Irvine (21:16.20); 4. Amanda Trotter, Stanford (21:16.88); 5. Lauren Christman, UC Santa Barbara (21:17.50).

UCLA Results
11. Allie Bohannon, 21;39.90; 19. Ashley Caldwell, 21:57.62; 46. Olga Aulet-Leon, 22:36.92; 47. Jenna Timinsky, 22:37.16; 51. Allison Hall, 22:44.66; 81. Nicole Pennes, 23:20.82; 84. Claire Rethmeier, 23:25.23.

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