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Senior Ferdinand Edman put a capper on his last cross country season by finishing first for the Bruins and 14th overall at the NCAA championship. The men's team took 15th place out of the 31 teams in Indiana. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Senior Ferdinand Edman put a capper on his last cross country season by finishing first for the Bruins and 14th overall at the NCAA championship. The men's team took 15th place out of the 31 teams in Indiana. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt senior Austin O'Neil will make his second cross country national championship appearance this weekend. The men's team is ranked 10th in the nation, an 18-spot improvement over this time last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA cross country teams race for first NCAA championship titles

Both the UCLA men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to the national championships for just the second time since 1985. The race will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course for the eighth time in the past 10 years Saturday morning, in what’s projected to be 46-degree weather – a stark difference from the balmy 70s of the regional championships. Read more...

Redshirt senior Austin O'Neil will make his second cross country national championship appearance this weekend. The men's team is ranked 10th in the nation, an 18-spot improvement over this time last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Julia Rizk and the women's cross country team finished in sixth place at Friday's NCAA West Regional, qualifying for the national championship meet this upcoming weekend after missing the big dance last year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Sophomore Julia Rizk and the women's cross country team finished in sixth place at Friday's NCAA West Regional, qualifying for the national championship meet this upcoming weekend after missing the big dance last year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior Daniel De La Torre and the UCLA men's cross country team is headed to Sacramento this weekend to compete in the NCAA West Regional. The team is ranked second in the region, and eighth in the nation. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Senior Daniel De La Torre and the UCLA men's cross country team is headed to Sacramento this weekend to compete in the NCAA West Regional. The team is ranked second in the region, and eighth in the nation. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Julia Rizk and the women's cross country team took seventh place at the Pac-12 championships, a two-place improvement over last year's finish. (Kelly Ma/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore Julia Rizk and the women's cross country team took seventh place at the Pac-12 championships, a two-place improvement over last year's finish. (Kelly Ma/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior Ferdinand Edman and the cross country team are waking up early tomorrow morning in Arizona to race in the Pac-12 championships. The starting gun goes off at 9:30 a.m. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt senior Ferdinand Edman and the cross country team are waking up early tomorrow morning in Arizona to race in the Pac-12 championships. The starting gun goes off at 9:30 a.m. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Claire Markey had never competed in a cross-country race until lining up at the Griak Invitational this year. The freshman took second out of UCLA runners, milliseconds behind sophomore Julia Rizk. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Claire Markey had never competed in a cross-country race until lining up at the Griak Invitational this year. The freshman took second out of UCLA runners, milliseconds behind sophomore Julia Rizk. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


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