Oct. 19, 2007
The No. 19 UCLA men ran away with their fourth meet title of the season on Friday at the Titan Invitational in Fullerton as the Bruins swept the top-five places in the team race. UCLA scored 15 points with the second-place finisher, UC Irvine, scoring 74.
Spencer Knight led an all freshmen team with his second-place run of 25:03. His twin, Dylan, followed in fourth-place (25:12). Marc Hausmaninger (6th, 25:52), Jun Reichl (7th, 26:02) and Danny Benson (10th, 26:20) rounded out the Bruin sweep.
Due to the unattached runners competing, or athletes not running with a full team, the Bruins were able to post their first sweep of the season.
Scott Crawford had to pull out of the race midway through after suffering from some severe sideaches.
"I am so excited for this freshmen class," said head coach Eric Peterson. "We have noted all season long the depth of talent that we have in this class. This performance is a very good indication of the potential for our program having an extremely bright future as we look forward.
"A lot of these guys have completed their cross country season because they won't factor into our post-season team, but they finished their season off in style. A sweep in any race is a great accomplishment, and for a group of true freshmen to do that makes me feel proud of the work we are doing.
Team Scores (top-4 of 7 teams)
1. UCLA, 15 points; 2. UC Irvine, 74 points; 3. Loyola Marymount, 75 points; 4. Long Beach State, 94 points.
Freshman Rosa Magana, who is primarily a middle distance runner, was the sole representative for the Bruin women and finished 48th in a time of 20:30