Nine Bruins to compete in St. Louis on Saturday
Both squads take second Friday in Titan Invitational.
The Bruin men and women took fifth and tenth place, respectively, in Saturday's Bronco Invitational to conclude this weekend's doubleheader.
The Bruins will split their squads to compete in back-to-back meets on Friday and Saturday.
Men finish first, women place third in Reno
Cross Country at Pac-12 Preview: September 21, 2012, Men: Second Place, Women: Fourth Place
2011 - Competed at the Titan Invite (57th, 19:16.2), Bronco Invite (170th, 20:15.8) and Aztec Invite (28th, 19:50.1) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2010 - Competed at the West Regional (128th, 22:19.67) ... No. 5 runner in five meets - Pac-10s (59th, 21:45.90), Pre-Nationals (192nd, 22:33.7), Notre Dame Invite (134th, 18:27), Stanford Invite (100th, 23:10) and CSUF Season Opener (16th, 23:03.5).
High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country at Saugus HS ... Helped her team capture four CA State cross country team titles, becoming the first female to do so in California history ... Team also won four CIF and league titles in cross country ... Member of the 2008 All-Area, All-CIF and All-State teams ... Finished in the individual top 25 at the CA State Cross Country meet every year of competition, with her highest finish being ninth in 2008 ... Served as team captain her senior year ... 2006 Daily News Newcomer of the Year ... Top times of 2:16 in the 800m, 5:00 in the 1600m, 10:47 in the 3200m and 17:40 in the 5000m.
Personal - Born March 26, 1992 in Torrance, CA ... Daughter of Stanley and Joy Murakami ... Sister Shannon is also a member of the UCLA cross country/track and field teams ... Pre-Economics major.