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Cross Country Meet Information

  Laef Barnes
Laef Barnes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nine Mile Falls, WA

High School:
Mead

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 155

Birthdate:
09/27/1986

Experience:
2V

2008 Cross Country - Named Most Valuable Runner for the team ... No. 1 runner for the Bruins at NCAAs (89th, 30:48.7) and West Regions (31st, 29:58.47) ... No. 7 runner at Pac-10s (25:04.09) ... Won the Big Wave Classic (15:12.16) and was the top Bruin at the Pre-NCAA Invite (14th, 23:49.4).

2008 Track - Placed 20th in the 1500m at the NCAA Championships (3:48.58) ... Finished seventh in the 1500m at both the West Region (3:45.82) and Pac-10 (3:44.77) Championships ... Won the 1500m race against USC (3:45.89) ... Won the RJ/JJK Invitional mile race with a sub-4 minute mile (3:59.96, #4 in UCLA history) ... Also won the 800m race at the UCLA Invite (1:51.62, lifetime-best) ... Earned indoor All-American honors as a member of the distance medley relay team that placed seventh (9:35.74) overall at Nationals ... Was a provisional qualifier in the mile (4:03.28).

2007 Cross Country - UCLA's No. 4 runner at Regionals (36th, 21:05.40) ... No. 3 runner at Pac-10s (19th, 23:33.7) ... No. 4 runner at the Pre-National Invite (24:10.4) ... No. 2 runner at Bill Dellinger Invite (22nd, 23:58) ... Won the Nevada Twilight title, leading the Bruins to their first team victory of the season (19:40).

2007 Track - Placed 20th at the West Region Championships in the 1500m (3:52.14) ... At Pac-10's, placed 26th in the 5000m ... Won the RJ/JJK Invite 5000m crown (14:17.35) and placed fourth in the invite mile (4:05.00) ... Won the 800m race (1:53.60) at the UCLA Invite ... Fifth in the "A" section of the 1500m at the Texas Relays (3:50.70) ... In indoor track, was fifth in the mile at the MPSF Championships (4:05.56) ... Top 800m time of 1:53.50 and a season-best 4:04.69 in the mile.

2006 Cross Country - Named co-Most Improved Male Runner by the team ... The Bruins' No. 4 runner at the NCAA Championships (201st, 33:45.3) ... UCLA's No. 2 runner at the West Region Championships, placing 26th in a time of 31:07.29 ... Finished 25th at the Pac-10 Championships (24:20.41) as UCLA's No. 3 runner.

2006 Track - Finished 15th in the 1500m at the Pac-10 Championships (3:54.63) ... Against USC, placed third in the 1500m (3:50.70) ... Fourth in the mile at the RJ/JJK Invite (4:06.25) ... Second in the 1500m at the Cal/Nevada Championships (3:50.41, season-best) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2005 Cross Country - No. 5 runner for the Bruins at the West Region Championships ... No. 6 runner for UCLA at Pac-10's.

High School - Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and cross country ... Team was the state champion in `02 and `03 ... National indoor mile leader in `04 and `05 ... Ranked third in the nation in cross country in 2004 ... Indoor All-American (`04, `05) ... Team captain for track and cross country teams ... Sophomore state record holder in the 1500m, 1600m and 3000m ... Top times of 4:07.07 in the 1600m, 8:59 in the 3200m and 14:59 in the 5k.

Personal - Born September 27, 1986 in Seattle, WA ... Son of Lance and Julie Barnes ... Has one sister, Carly ... Pre-Economics major.


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