Women's Cross Country Places 10th At Pac-10 Championships

Oct. 31, 2008

Complete Results

The women's cross country team finished 10th in the team race at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships in Eugene, OR on Friday as a new face took over as the lead runner for the Bruins. Freshman Shelby Buckley stepped into the No. 1 spot on Friday, finishing 48th overall in a season-best time of 21:34.26. Buckley had competed in just two races prior to Pac-10s, finishing at the No. 2 runner at the Pre-NCAA Invite and as the No. 4 runner at the Stanford Invite.

Fellow freshman Katja Goldring, who had been UCLA's No. 1 runner in every meet prior to today, was the No. 2 runner for the Bruins, finishing 58th in a time of 21:50.78.

Rounding out the top five runners were sophomore Kelcie Wiemann (63rd, 21:56.56), sophomore Shannon Murakami (68th, 22:08.37) and senior Lauren Jirges (75th, 22:22.63).

Washington won the team title as Husky runners took the top six places in the race to run away with the Pac-10 crown. Oregon was second and Stanford finished third. With today's 10th-place finish, the Bruins gave up five Lexus Gauntlet points to the Trojans, who finished ahead of them in ninth-place.

Team Results
1. Washington, 15 points
2. Oregon, 55 points
3. Stanford, 99 points
4. Arizona State, 105 points
5. Washington State, 188 points
6. Oregon State, 192 points
7. Arizona, 199 points
8. California, 209 points
9. USC, 212 points
10. UCLA, 271 points

UCLA Results (92 total runners)
48. Shelby Buckley, 21:34.26
58. Katja Goldring, 21:50.78
63. Kelcie Wiemann, 21:56.56
68. Shannon Murakami, 22;08.37
75. Lauren Jirges, 22:22.63
77. Sadee Martinez, 22:24.92
86. Taryn Pastoor, 23:05.36
90. Krishna Curry, 23:49.75

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