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Bruins Open Fall Season with Dual Meet in Mammoth

Aug 31, 2022

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – UCLA Cross Country commences its 2022 fall season with a dual meet against UC San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 1, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. The Bruins and the Tritons open the season against each other for the second-consecutive year.
 
Preview
 
The Bruins are set to face UC San Diego on Thursday. There is no live results link for the meet, but results will be posted to uclabruins.com and distributed to participating institutions following the conclusion of the meet.
 
Last Meeting with the Tritons –  2021 Mammoth Tri-Meet
 
UCLA began the 2021 campaign with a pair of team victories in the tri-meet against UC San Diego and UC Riverside. The Bruin men took the first six finishing positions in the 5k, and the women placed five runners in the top seven of the 4k race to secure the victory.
 
The 2021 opening performance marked the third-consecutive time the UCLA men notched a sweep in the team's season-opener. The Bruins went 1-5 at the Arizona Invitational two seasons ago (Feb. 5, 2021) and secured the first 10 positions in the team's dual meet against UC Riverside on Aug. 31, 2019.
 
Veteran Runners
 
Redshirt junior Peter Herold led the Bruin pack last season, finishing as UCLA's top runner in each of the four races he ran in 2021. Rising junior Ronan McMahon-Staggs also put up strong performances on the men's side, most notably finishing in first in the 5k to open the 2021 campaign in Mammoth. McMahon-Staggs finished as a top three scorer for the Bruins in all of his races last season.
 
Graduate student Gwyn George returns for the UCLA cross country team after a senior campaign that saw George as a top-2 finisher for the Bruins on three of her races. George represented the Bruins well at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing as UCLA's second runner in the meet. Claire Selleck returns for her senior season, looking to build upon the success she saw in 2021. Selleck raced in four meets for the Bruins last year, with a seventh-overall finish at the Mammoth Tri-Meet to open the season.
 
2022 UCLA Cross Country Schedule
 

  • Thursday, Sept. 1 – UCSD Dual Meet (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)
  • Friday, Sept. 23 – Bill Dellinger Cross Country Invitational (Eugene, Ore.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 15 – Weis-Crockett Invitational (Stillwater, Okla.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 15 – Highlander Invitational (Riverside, Calif.)
  • Friday, Oct. 28 – Pac-12 Championships (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Friday, Nov. 11 – NCAA West Regional Championship (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 – NCAA Championships (Stillwater, Okla.)

 
2021 in Review
 
The Bruins started the 2021 campaign strong with a pair of team victories over UC San Diego and UC Riverside at the Mammoth Tri-Meet in early September. The men's team had solid outings at the Highlander Invitational (Team 4th) and Bill Dellinger Invitational (Team 8th) before earning a sixth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships. The Bruin women secured an eighth-place finish at the Pac-12 postseason competition before placing 15th at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
 
Herold finished as the Bruin's top runner at the NCAA West Regionals, earning All-Region honors for his performance on the day.
 
Nine Bruin men and 14 Bruin women were named to the Pac-12 Conference 2021 Fall Academic Honor Roll.