No. 13 Men's Cross Country Narrowly Misses 3rd-Place Finish At Pac-10s

Oct. 31, 2008

Complete Results

The No. 13 men's cross country team finished fifth overall at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships in Eugene, OR on Friday, missing third-place by just two points. Senior Drew Shackleton led the way for the Bruins, earning All-Conference honors with his eighth-place season-best run of 23:45.89.

Oregon won the team title, while Stanford was second (47 pts.) and Washington and California tied for third with 104 points. The Bruins posted a team score of 106 points.

Heading into the meet, the goal for the team was to finish in the top-three, and missing that spot by two points was disappointing. However, the Bruins made up ground on the top teams in the conference and will look to parlay that into a ticket to Nationals in two weeks at the regional meet.

Senior Mike Haddan also ran a season-best to finish 19th overall as UCLA's No. 2 runner (24:15.86). Junior Marlon Patterson (22nd, 24:25.10), junior Marco Anzures (29th, 24:35.69) and sophomore Kent Morikawa (32nd, 24:41.73) rounded out UCLA's top five runners.

Anzures' finish as UCLA's No. 4 runner was a season-best and the first time he ran in UCLA's top four.

Team Results
1. Oregon, 28 points
2. Stanford, 47 points
3. Washington, 104 points
3. Washington, 104 points
5. UCLA, 106 points
6. Washington State, 169 points
7. Arizona, 180 points
8. Arizona State, 198 points

UCLA Results (78 total runners)
8. Drew Shackleton, 23:45.89
19. Mike Haddan, 24:15.86
22. Marlon Patterson, 24:25.10
29. Marco Anzures, 24:35.69
32. Kent Morikawa, 24:41.73
38. Kevin Sullivan, 24:49.76
46. Laef Barnes, 25:04.09
53. Alex Crabill, 25:19.39
64. David McDonald, 25:30.65
68. Jun Reichl, 25:46.63

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