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Cross Country Meet Information

Bruins Place Second At USF Cross Country Invitational
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  09/04/2004

Sept. 4, 2004

Eric Peterson's UCLA women and men's cross country teams placed second on Saturday (Sept. 4) at the USF Cross Country Invitational. The University of San Francisco hosted the meet at Golden Gate Park. The course will also be the site of the 2004 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships (Oct. 30).

UCLA Women
In the team standings, UCLA placed second (53 points) behind defending NCAA Champion Stanford (15). Stanford finished 1-5 and had eight runners in the Top 10, while UCLA had two runners in the Top 10 and a total of eight runners in the Top 20.

Over the 5K course, the Bruins were led by sophomore Alison Costello and junior Jenna Timinsky. Costello, the 2004 U. S. Junior champion, placed sixth (17:26.5) and Timinsky finished 10th (17:52.3). The winner of the race was Stanford's Anita Siraki (17:20.8).

The Bruins' other Top 20 finishers were - freshman Claire Rethmeier (12th, 18:08.6), freshman Olga Aulet-Leon (14th, 18:12.8), freshman Monika Rothenburger (15th, 18:13.6), junior Allison Hall (16th, 18:20.5), junior Alejandra Barrientos (17th, 18.24.0) and junior Carmen Winant (20th, 18:30.4).

"After redshirting in track last spring and in her first competition back in a UCLA uniform, I was very pleased to see Alison Costello lead our team," said Peterson, in his 11th season as the Bruin women's head coach. "It was encouraging to see a trio of our true freshmen run well - Claire Rethmeier, Olga Aulet-Leon and Monika Rothenburger. We were able to keep the gap between our No. 1 and No. 5 runners to about 47 seconds and with three freshman and a sophomore in that group, that bodes well for the future."

UCLA Men
In the team standings, the Bruins placed second (49) behind defending national champion Stanford (15). The Cardinal finished 1-6 and the Bruins had two runners in the Top 10 and a total of seven in the Top 20.

Over the 8K course, UCLA was led by senior Jon Rankin and sophomore Micky Cobrin. Rankin placed seventh (24:11.6) and Cobrin was ninth (24:17.2). The winner was Stanford's Peter Meindl (23:29.2).

UCLA's other Top 20 placements included - senior Erik Emilsson (11th, 24:27.2), senior Ben Aragon (13th, 24:45.5), freshman Kyle Shackleton (14th, 24:50.2), freshman Michael Haddan (15th, 25:05.3), and junior Nick De Felice (19th, 25:22.7).

"I was very happy with the way we were able to work together as a team, including the addition of true freshmen Kyle Shackleton and Michael Haddan to our scoring group," said Peterson, in his fifth season as head coach of the Bruin men. "Both Jon Rankin and Erik Emilsson ran strong races throughout the course. The spread between our No. 1 and No. 5 runners was 38 seconds and that's very good for an opening effort. "

Looking Ahead
The Bruins will travel to Mammoth Lakes for two weeks of altitude training. The next meet is Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Stanford Invitational.

USF Invitational
Sept. 4, 2004

Women's Team Standings (5K)
1. Stanford 15, 2. UCLA 53, 3. San Jose State, 98, 4. USF 105, 5. California 118, 6. St. Mary's 215, 7 UC Santa Cruz 235, 8. Pacific 243, 9. SF State 262, 10. Sac State 263

Women's Overall (Top 6 of 95)
1. Anita Siraki, SU, 17:20.8; 2. Katy Trotter, SU, 17:21.1; 3. Shannon Bergstedt, SU, 17:21.4; 4. Lindsay Flacks, SU, 17:21.7; 5. Amanda Trotter, SU, 17:22.9; 6. Alison Costello, UCLA, 17:26.5.

UCLA Women Individually
6. Alison Costello, 17:26.5; 10. Jenna Timinsky, 17:52.3; 12. Claire Rethmeier, 18:08.6; 14. Olga Aulet-Leon, 18:12.8; 15. Monika Rothenburger, 18:13.6; 16. Allison Hall, 18:20.5; 17. Alejandra Barrientos, 18:24.0; 20. Carmen Winant, 18:30.4; 22. Leslie Barrie, 18:31.2; 27. Sarah West, 18:51.8; 32. Alice Bohannan, 19:15.1; 41. Raquel Barrientos, 19:27.1; 44. Jennifer Esser, 19:42.0; 75. Nastassja Hall, 21:16.7.

Men's Team Standings (8K)
1. Stanford 15, 2. UCLA 49, 3. USF 103, 4. California 109, 5. Sac State 137, 6. SF State 184, 7. St. Mary's 187, 8. San Jose State 202.

Men's Overall (Top 7 of 59)
1. Peter Meindl, SU, 23:29.2; 2. Jacob Gomez, SU, 23:34.0; 3. John Pierce, SU; 23:41.4 ; 4. Forrest Tahdooahnippah, SU, 24:05.3; 5. Rolf Steier, SU, 24:09.9; 6. Steven DeWitt, SU, 24:11.1; 7. Jon Rankin, UCLA, 24:11.6.

UCLA Men Individually
7. Jon Rankin, 24:11.6; 9. Micky Cobrin, 24:17.2; 11. Erik Emilsson, 24:27.2; 13. Ben Aragon, 24:45.5; 14. Kyle Shackleton, 24:50.2; 15. Michael Haddan, 25:05.3; 19. Nick De Felice, 25:22.7; 40. Nick Thornton, 26:58.7.


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