Monday, September 24

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)

Cross country teams show improvement from 2015 in Pac-12 championships

The temperature reached over 90 degrees after the UCLA cross-country team hit the trails early Friday morning. The men’s team came into the Pac-12 championships ranked 10th in the nation and left Tucson with a third-place conference finish, the best point total for the team since 1982. Read more...

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)

Cross country picks up the pace for Pac-12 championships

The UCLA cross country team is headed to Wildcat territory as Arizona hosts the Pac-12 championships Friday. The last time UCLA brought the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships to Westwood was when the men’s team won in 1981. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Freshman Claire Markey crosses over from team sports to the track

Most Division I athletes around the country have been competing in their respective sports for years. On the UCLA women’s cross-country team, for example, every single competitor has had extensive track experience, and many have a comparable amount in cross-country. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Ferdinand Edman led the UCLA men's cross country team to a sixth place finish in Wisconsin. The senior placed 10th overall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: Oct. 18

Shibahara snags championship title Two tournaments into Ena Shibahara’s collegiate career, and she’s reached two finals. This time, the freshman put away her opponent in three sets. Read more...

Photo: Ferdinand Edman led the UCLA men's cross country team to a sixth place finish in Wisconsin. The senior placed 10th overall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Ferdinand Edman led the UCLA men's cross country team to a sixth place finish in Wisconsin. The senior placed 10th overall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior Daniel de la Torre outright won the first meet of the season for a men's cross country team that lost some of its key members. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s cross country shines in Nevada

Much like the poker tables shuffle cards at the casinos in nearby Reno, the cross country teams started their 2016 season on Friday under the lights in Sparks, Nevada, with new hands. Read more...

Photo: Junior Daniel de la Torre outright won the first meet of the season for a men's cross country team that lost some of its key members. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior Daniel de la Torre outright won the first meet of the season for a men's cross country team that lost some of its key members. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Linebackers/special teams coach Scott White was named to the position in February 2015. He was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com after National Signing Day 2016. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Rundown: Feb. 8

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Star recruiter Last Thursday, following National Signing Day 2016, Scout.com named UCLA linebackers and special teams coach Scott White the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year. Read more...

Photo: Linebackers/special teams coach Scott White was named to the position in February 2015. He was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com after National Signing Day 2016. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Linebackers/special teams coach Scott White was named to the position in February 2015. He was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com after National Signing Day 2016. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior runner Lane Werley earned his second All-American selection with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA championship meet on Saturday.  (Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Men’s cross country finishes 14th at NCAA championship

At first, he said they were “content.” But coach Forest Braden knew that wasn’t the right word to describe his runners’ feelings after the national meet. Read more...

Photo: Senior runner Lane Werley earned his second All-American selection with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA championship meet on Saturday. (Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Senior runner Lane Werley earned his second All-American selection with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA championship meet on Saturday.  (Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)


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