Jan. 19, 2008
The men's distance program started the season off on a high note on Saturday in Seattle, WA as two Bruins picked up NCAA qualifying marks at the Washington Preview. Junior Laef Barnes and freshman Cory Primm led the way with lifetime-bests and NCAA marks.
In the mile, Barnes ran a lifetime-best 4:03.28 to finish third overall. Primm was second in the 800m with an indoor lifetime-best run of 1:50.09. Both Barnes' and Primm's times were NCAA Provisional qualifying marks.
In the 3000m, senior Austin Ramos was the top finisher for the Bruins as he placed second in a time of 8:16.17.
Barnes, Primm and Ramos were the top collegiate finishers in their respective events.
Also in the 3000m, six Bruins posted lifetime-best marks as ever UCLA runner finished in the top-15 in that event. Running lifetime-bests were - Kyle Shackleton, 5th (8:20.25); Henry Hagenbuch, 7th (8:22.28); Alex Crabill, 8th (8:22.36); Drew Shackleton, 9th (8:23.18); Kevin Sullivan, 11th (8:27.68); and Marco Anzures, 13th (8:32.19).
"This was a great way to start our season," said distance coach Eric Peterson. "We are heading home with a lot of excitement for the coming indoor meets."
The Bruins will next be in action February 1-2 when they head back to Seattle for the Washington Invitational.