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Bruins Wrap Bill Dellinger Invite in Oregon

Sep 23, 2021
Mateo Bianchi (photo by Erin Johnson)

Springfield, Ore. – UCLA Cross Country continued its regular season at the Bill Dellinger Invite, with the Bruin men earning an eighth-place finish and the women's squad taking 14th overall.
 
Peter Herold was UCLA's top finisher on the men's side with a 15th-place finish on the 8k course (23:35.7). Darius Riley was the Bruins' second runner, taking 27th overall with a time of 23:43.2. Andrew Martinez secured a 44th-place finish with a time of 24:07, while Munir Kabbara (24:14.6) and Ronan McMahon-Staggs (24:15.3) went 50-53, respectively, to round out UCLA's scoring five.
 
UCLA freshmen Mateo Bianchi (24:27.4) and Ewan Macfarlane (24:34.4) finished in 66th and 76th place, respectively. Dylan Wilbur finished in 92nd place at 24:49.6 while Ajani Salcido crossed in 101st (25:04.2) in his debut race for the Bruins.
 
Audrey Allen led the way for the Bruin women in her first meet as a Bruin. She took 46th place on the 6k course with a time of 21:02.1. Emma Tavella followed closely in 49th place, crossing the line with a time of 21:04.3. Alyssa Bautista (21:19.5) was the team's third runner, crossing in 76th place with a time of 21:19.5. Claire Selleck finished in 79th place with a time of 21:22.3 and Ashley Johnson crossed in 99th (21:43.2) to complete the scoring for the Bruins.
 
Gwyn George was the team's sixth runner with a 104th place and a time of 21:51.3. Oregon native Mia Kane (21:54.4) finished in 104th place. Lavanya Pandey (22:13.7) and Sophia Hoelzel (22:14.0) went 124-125, respectively.
 
Men's 8k – Team 8th
15. Peter Herold – 23:35.7
27. Darius Riley – 23:43.2
44. Andrew Martinez – 24:07.9
50. Munir Kabbara – 24:14.6
53. Ronan McMahon-Staggs – 24:15.3
66. Mateo Bianchi – 24:27.4
76. Ewan Macfarlane – 24:34.4
92. Dylan Wilbur – 24:49.6
101. Ajani Salcido – 25:04.2
 
Women's 6k – Team 14th
46. Audrey Allen – 21:02.1
49. Emma Tavella – 21:04.3
76. Alyssa Bautista – 21:19.5
79. Claire Selleck – 21:22.3
99. Ashley Johnson – 21:43.2
104. Gwyn George – 21:51.3
109. Mia Kane – 21:54.4
124. Lavanya Pandey – 22:13.7
125. Sophia Hoelzel – 22:14.0
 
Next Meet
The Bruins are back in action for a pair of meets on the weekend of Oct. 15-16. UCLA is set to compete in the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals race in Tallahassee Fla., on Friday, Oct. 15, as well as the Highlander Invitational in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 16.