Bruin Men Led By Craig Hall's 13th Placement At CS Fullerton CC Invite

Oct. 24, 2003

Eric Peterson's UCLA women and men's cross country 'B' teams competed on Friday (Oct. 24) at the CS Fullerton Invitational, held in Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea. The Bruin women tied for first place in the team standings with 55 points. The Bruin men only ran three runners and did not compete in the men's team standings.

Bruin Men
UCLA's 'B' team ran three runners on Friday - freshman Craig Hall (Big Bear) placed 13th (25.15.9), junior Puneet Mahan (Norwalk) was 25th (27:16.1) and junior Nick Thornton (Vista/Rancho Buena Vista) finished 26th (27:16.9).

'This was the final cross country race of the season for these three runners,' Peterson said. 'Craig Hall finished with a 45 second personal-best over 8000m.'

Looking Ahead
The first of the three major 2003 meets will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Bruin varsity teams, the UCLA women are ranked No. 15 in the U. S. this week, travel to Pullman, WA for the Pac-10 Championships, hosted by Washington State.

CS Fullerton Invitational
Oct. 24, 2003
Carbon Canyon Regional Park/Brea

Women Team Standings
1. UCLA B/UC Santa Barbara/Pepperdine 55, 4. CS San Marcos 60, 5. Alliant International 155, 6. Loyola Marymount 174, 7. Chapman 193.

Women Overall Individuals (Top 5 of 85 runners/5K)
1. Julie Swail, Cal Coast TC, 18:07.4; 2. Christine Appell, Cal Coast TC, 18:10.0; 3. Jenni Bair, CS San Marcos, 18:19.8; 4. Bree Hitchens, Cal Coast TC, 18:28.4; 5. Carolyn Shea, UCLA, 18:34.4.

UCLA Women Runners (6)
5. Carolyn Shea, 18:34.4; 6. Emily Haigh, 18:40.4; 12. Leslie Barrie, 18:59.7; 24. Ashley Allen, 19:30.0; 27. Mary Maleta, 19:39.4; 33. Jenny Esser, 19:50.5.

Men Team Standings
1. CS San Marcos 28, 2. Alliant International 42, 3. Pepperdine 54, 4. Loyola Marymount, 117. (UCLA, with just three runners, did not compete in the team standings).

Men Overall Individuals (Top 5 of 67 runners/8K)
1. Josephat Keino, Alliant, 24:55.8; 2. Kristopher Houghton, Cougar Killers TC, 25:31.3; 3. Dan Lyon, CS San Marcos, 25:40.0; 4. Omar Zavala, Cougar Killers TC, 24:40.8; 5. Chad Trammel, Pepperdine, 25.41.8.

UCLA Men Runners (3)
13. Craig Hall, 25.15.9; 25. Puneet Mahan, 27:16.1; 26. Nick Thornton, 27:16.9.

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