Briuin Women Finish 17th At NCAA West Region Championships
Nov. 15, 2008
Freshman Katja Goldring regained her spot as UCLA's No. 1 runner on Saturday, leading the Bruin women to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA West Region Championships in Palo Alto, CA. Goldring was 73rd overall in a time of 21:47.49.
The women improved greatly on last year's performance at regionals (23rd-place) as 48 seconds seperated UCLA's top runner to the seventh-place runner for the Bruins. Sophomore Kelcie Wiemann was the No. 2 runner for UCLA with her 84th-place finish (21:54.63). Freshman Shelby Buckley finished just behind Wiemann in 85th-place (21:55.83), while sophomore Shannon Murakami was 87th (21:59.01).
Senior Ciara Viehweg, competing in her first race this season, was the No. 5 runner for the Bruins in 99th-place (22:06.79).
Washington won the team title, while Oregon was second and Stanford was third.
Team Results (top 5 of 30 teams)
1. Washington, 25 points
2. Oregon, 62 points
3. Stanford, 91 points
4. Arizona State, 128 points
5. Portland, 215 points
17. UCLA, 422 points
UCLA Individual Results (206 total runners)
73. Katja Goldring, 21:47.49
84. Kelcie Wiemann, 21:54.63
85. Shelby Buckley, 21:55.83
87. Shannon Murakami, 21:59.01
99. Ciara Viehweg, 22:06.79
119. Sadee Martinez, 22:22.06
122. Lauren Jirges, 22:25.95