Sept. 20, 2003
Honolulu, HI - This morning, at the third annual Big Wave Invitational, hosted by the University of Hawaii - Manoa and held at the Klipper Golf Course on the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, the UCLA men's cross country squad was victorious. The Bruin men won the 5K race with 19 points.
In the men's 5K race, the Bruins scored 19 points and won the Big Wave Invitational for the second consecutive year. Placing second was Houston with 50 points, followed by Hawaii Pacific (third, 76 points), BYU-Hawaii (fourth, 98 points), Hawaii-Hilo (fifth, 140 points). Leading the Bruins for the second week were true freshmen Austin Ramos and Micky Cobrin. Ramos was the men's individual champion, finishing in 15:13, and Cobrin placed second in 15:21.
All of the Bruins finished in the top-11. Junior Erik Emilsson placed fourth in 15:25 and was followed by redshirt freshman Chad Galbreath in fifth place (15:37). Junior Reggie Oronoz finished seventh in 15:53 and sophomores Nick De Felice and Martell Munguia finished in eighth (15:55) and 11th (16:07), respectively.
"I continue to be impressed with the front running capability of Austin and Micky as true freshmen," said head coach Eric Peterson. "For the second week in a row, they led the team in the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, and are really gaining confidence in themselves and the team as we conclude the pre-season and prepare for the Stanford Invitational."
Men's Team Results (Top-five of six teams)
1. UCLA 19 points
2. Houston 50 points
3. Hawaii Pacific 76 points
4. BYU-Hawaii 98 points
5. Hawaii-Hilo 140 points