Morikawa & Goldring Lead Cross Country at NCAA West Regional
Nov. 12, 2011
Kent Morikawa and Katja Goldring highlighted the UCLA cross country teams on Saturday as the men and women competed at the NCAA West Regional in Palo Alto. The men finished tied for sixth, while the women placed 18th. The top two teams in each region earn automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.
The men's team, ranked 21st in the nation and fourth in the region, tied with Oregon as both squads scored 175 points. The Bruins and Ducks were just two points shy of fifth. Stanford won the team title with 50 points. Morikawa finished 13th overall as he was UCLA's top runner (29.43).
Sophomores Nohe Lema (30:00) and Dustin Fay (30:08) finished 23rd and 27th, respectively as the No. 2 and No. 3 runners for UCLA. Junior Zack Torres (52nd, 30:33) and freshman Chase Zukerman (69th, 30:51) rounded out the top five runners for the men.
On the women's side, Washington won the team title with 50 points. The Bruins were 18th with 452 points. Goldring, who has been UCLA's No. 1 runner all season long, led the women with her 44th-place finish (21:53). Freshman Kelsey Smith was 79th (21:56), while junior Sarah Toberty was 94th (22:08). Freshmen Annie Mooney (96th, 22:08) and Hannah Valenzuela (114th, 22:22) were the No. 4 and No. 5 runners for the women.
Men's Team Results (top 5 of 25 teams)
UCLA Men's Individual Results (172 runners)
Women's Team Results (top 5 of 31 teams)
UCLA Women's Individual Results (219 runners)
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