Murakami Leads Bruin Women At Dave Murray Invitational In Tucson

Sept. 18, 2009


For the second consecutive meet, junior Shannon Murakami led the women's cross country team as the Bruins' No. 1 runner, finishing third overall at the Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson, Arizona on Friday evening.

Murakami finished third overall in a time of 17:06. Sophomore Katja Goldring also finished in the top 10, placing sixth in a time of 17:18.

Freshman Heather Balbier was the No. 3 runner for the team, finishing 16th in a time of 17:49. Junior Kelcie Wiemann was 18th in a time of 17:59, while sophomore Sadee Martinez was 22nd in a time of 18:14 to round out the top five runners for the Bruins.

The women placed third as a team with a score of 61 points. Arizona won the team crown with 28 points.

UCLA Individual Results
3. Shannon Murakami, 17:06
6. Katja Goldring, 17:18
16. Heather Balbier, 17:49
18. Kelcie Wiemann, 17:59
22. Sadee Martinez, 18:14
27. Rosa Magana, 18:33
32. Allison Lopez, 18:44
35. Taryn Pastoor, 18:54

Team Scores
1. Arizona, 28
2. Arizona State, 41
3. UCLA, 61
4. Mesa CC, 126
5. Pima CC, 154
6. Paradise Valley College, 169

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