Monday, November 19

Last season, sophomore Christina Rice made her debut at the George Kyte Classic and finished 24th overall with a time of 17:00.4. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, Rice finished 54th overall at the Pac-12 Championships. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Cross country utilizes cold weather, traveling opportunity as race preparation

Nationally ranked competition was not the only obstacle UCLA cross country had to compete against last weekend. The Bruins overcame cold conditions and cross-country travel as the men’s and women’s teams earned fourth- and eleventh-place finishes, respectively, at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals meet. Read more...

Photo: Last season, sophomore Christina Rice made her debut at the George Kyte Classic and finished 24th overall with a time of 17:00.4. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, Rice finished 54th overall at the Pac-12 Championships. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Last season, sophomore Christina Rice made her debut at the George Kyte Classic and finished 24th overall with a time of 17:00.4. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, Rice finished 54th overall at the Pac-12 Championships. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Redshirt junior Colin Burke was the second member of UCLA cross country to cross the finish line of the 8K Saturday morning in Wisconsin. He finished in 30th place overall with a time of 24:19.1. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Cross country finishes above higher-ranked teams in weekend meet

The Bruins just missed out on the podium to finish out their regular season. No. 25 UCLA men’s cross-country finished fourth overall at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals meet in the White 8K. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior Colin Burke was the second member of UCLA cross country to cross the finish line of the 8K Saturday morning in Wisconsin. He finished in 30th place overall with a time of 24:19.1. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Redshirt junior Colin Burke was the second member of UCLA cross country to cross the finish line of the 8K Saturday morning in Wisconsin. He finished in 30th place overall with a time of 24:19.1. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Erika Adler was the first Bruin to finish in three of UCLA cross country's five meets last season. She started the 2018 season with a ninth place finish in the 6K at the Stanford Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Cross country travels across the nation for meets in Wisconsin and Santa Clara

UCLA cross country will get an opportunity to race against some of the top-ranked teams in the nation. This weekend, the Bruins will be sending a group of runners to compete at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals meet in Madison, Wisconsin, and at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, California on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Erika Adler was the first Bruin to finish in three of UCLA cross country's five meets last season. She started the 2018 season with a ninth place finish in the 6K at the Stanford Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Erika Adler was the first Bruin to finish in three of UCLA cross country's five meets last season. She started the 2018 season with a ninth place finish in the 6K at the Stanford Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Christina Rice finished 92nd at the 2017 NCAA West Regionals with a time of 21:33:00 for the 6K. She competed in the 6K at the Pac-12 championships and the Roy Griak Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Training camp raises cross country to higher altitudes in early meets

In the weeks leading into the academic year, UCLA cross country runners were given the chance to train like professional athletes. Every year, the team engages in a three-week training camp at Mammoth Lakes, California, for a chance to train at altitude. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Christina Rice finished 92nd at the 2017 NCAA West Regionals with a time of 21:33:00 for the 6K. She competed in the 6K at the Pac-12 championships and the Roy Griak Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Christina Rice finished 92nd at the 2017 NCAA West Regionals with a time of 21:33:00 for the 6K. She competed in the 6K at the Pac-12 championships and the Roy Griak Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Junior Cassandra Durgy (left) and teammate freshman Gwyneth George – a first-time cross country runner – bonded this fall over sharing a high school track coach. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Freshman cross country runner shines after first-place debut

As far as debuts to a new sport go, things don’t get much better than Gwyneth George’s cross country debut. The freshman earned a first-place finish in the women’s 5K at The Master’s University XC Invite in Santa Clarita, California, with a time of 18:13.3. Read more...

Photo: Junior Cassandra Durgy (left) and teammate freshman Gwyneth George – a first-time cross country runner – bonded this fall over sharing a high school track coach. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Junior Cassandra Durgy (left) and teammate freshman Gwyneth George – a first-time cross country runner – bonded this fall over sharing a high school track coach. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Junior Garrett Reynolds finished fourth in the men’s 8K at with a time of 23 minutes, 58.7 seconds. Reynolds was one of five Bruins to finish in the top 20 at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Multiple runners finish in top 20 at Stanford, TMU cross-country invites

UCLA cross-country debuted the majority of its roster this weekend, with the men’s and women’s teams earning second and fourth place, respectively, at the Stanford Invitational. Read more...

Photo: Junior Garrett Reynolds finished fourth in the men’s 8K at with a time of 23 minutes, 58.7 seconds. Reynolds was one of five Bruins to finish in the top 20 at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Junior Garrett Reynolds finished fourth in the men’s 8K at with a time of 23 minutes, 58.7 seconds. Reynolds was one of five Bruins to finish in the top 20 at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

UCLA cross country will split up Saturday and send participants to The Master's University XC Invite in Santa Clarita and the Stanford Invitational. Chris Morzenti won the 4-mile run in the first meet of 2018 and will race in Stanford this weekend. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Cross country to see season debuts of several runners in weekend meets

As students return to the classroom this week, UCLA cross country will return to competition this weekend for the first time since the beginning of September. Read more...

Photo: UCLA cross country will split up Saturday and send participants to The Master's University XC Invite in Santa Clarita and the Stanford Invitational. Chris Morzenti won the 4-mile run in the first meet of 2018 and will race in Stanford this weekend. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

UCLA cross country will split up Saturday and send participants to The Master's University XC Invite in Santa Clarita and the Stanford Invitational. Chris Morzenti won the 4-mile run in the first meet of 2018 and will race in Stanford this weekend. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)


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