Patterson & Abdalla Lead Bruin Men's Cross Country On Saturday

Oct. 17, 2009


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Senior Marlon Patterson and redshirt freshman Mohamed Abdalla led the Bruin men's cross country teams on Saturday as both were top finishers for UCLA at the Pre-National Invitational and Cal Poly Invitational, respectively.

Patterson was the No. 1 runner in Terre Haute, IN as the men's squad placed 23rd at the Pre-National Invite. The senior finished 55th in a time of 24:37.4. Fellow seniors Marco Anzures (104th, 25:10.6) and Alex Crabill (107th, 25:11.9) were the No. 2 and 3 runners for the Bruins on Saturday. Freshman Zack Torres placed 138th in a time of 25:33.5 as the No. 4 runner, while junior Jake Matthews rounded out the top five in 149th-place (25:43.4).

In San Luis Obispo, Abdalla led the men's team to a third-place showing as he finished fourth in a time of 27:16.7. Sophomore David McDonald was eighth and the No. 2 runner, finishing in a time of 28:04.1. Freshman Alec Govi (28:30.8), sophomore Cory Primm (16th, 28:30.8) and freshman Steven Norton (17th, 28:46.5) rounded out the top five.

Pre-National Invite Team Results (top 5 of 35 teams)
1. Stanford, 47 pts.
2. Colorado, 130 pts.
3. BYU, 163 pts.
4. Portland, 211 pts.
5. Iona, 218 pts.

UCLA Individual Results from Pre-NCAA Invite (237 results)
55. Marlon Patterson, 24:37.4
104. Marco Anzures, 25:10.6
107. Alex Crabill, 25:11.9
138. Zack Torres, 25:33.5
149. Jake Matthews, 25:43.4
193. Kevin Sullivan, 26:15.7
195. Spencer Knight, 26:17.8

Cal Poly Invitational Team Results (top 3 of 4 teams)
1. UC Irvine, 29 pts.
2. Cal Poly, 39 pts.
3. UCLA, 60 pts.

UCLA Individual Results from Cal Poly Invite (40 runners)
5. Mohamed Abdalla, 27:16.7
8. David McDonald, 28:04.1
15. Alec Govi, 28:20.3
16. Cory Primm, 28:46.5
17. Steven Norton, 28:46.5
20. Martin Mwangi, 29:44.0

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