Tuesday, September 18

Senior runner Lane Werley will look to lead the Bruin cross country contingent Saturday at the NCAA Championships. (UCLA Athletics)

Seasoned men’s team seeks top-ten finish at NCAA cross country finals

If you were scripting a short film about the cross country season, the regular season would flash by in a zippy montage, a string of inconsequential races interspersed with close-up shots of one date on a calendar circled in thick, red ink. Read more...

Photo: Senior runner Lane Werley will look to lead the Bruin cross country contingent Saturday at the NCAA Championships. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior runner Lane Werley will look to lead the Bruin cross country contingent Saturday at the NCAA Championships. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior Lane Werley takes his role as a leader on the UCLA cross country team very seriously – as a runner and as a student. Werley is UCLA Athletics’ sole chemical and materials science student, challenging himself on the course and in the classroom. Looking back on his career, Werley is glad to have been an example of athletic and academic achievement. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Lane Werley shapes the future of UCLA running

Sitting in a lab deep in the heart of South Campus, senior runner Lane Werley’s tall frame and blue UCLA Athletics backpack look entirely out of place. Read more...

Photo: Senior Lane Werley takes his role as a leader on the UCLA cross country team very seriously – as a runner and as a student. Werley is UCLA Athletics’ sole chemical and materials science student, challenging himself on the course and in the classroom. Looking back on his career, Werley is glad to have been an example of athletic and academic achievement. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Lane Werley takes his role as a leader on the UCLA cross country team very seriously – as a runner and as a student. Werley is UCLA Athletics’ sole chemical and materials science student, challenging himself on the course and in the classroom. Looking back on his career, Werley is glad to have been an example of athletic and academic achievement. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman runner Carolina Johnson is UCLA's lone woman to qualify for the NCAA championship race. Johnson, who holds the third-best under-20 steeplechase time in Swedish history, has already made a big impact in her first season with the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman runner makes big impact at UCLA following European success

It’s the morning of Oct. 16, and no one knows about Carolina Johnson. She has made a name for herself in Europe, a silver medalist at the European Athletics Junior Championships who holds the third-best time in Swedish history in the under-20 steeplechase. Read more...

Photo: Freshman runner Carolina Johnson is UCLA's lone woman to qualify for the NCAA championship race. Johnson, who holds the third-best under-20 steeplechase time in Swedish history, has already made a big impact in her first season with the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman runner Carolina Johnson is UCLA's lone woman to qualify for the NCAA championship race. Johnson, who holds the third-best under-20 steeplechase time in Swedish history, has already made a big impact in her first season with the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Senior runner Lane Werley said that he will be well-rested for the West Regionals. The meet will be held at the University of Washington course, where UCLA competed in the Washington Invitational. (UCLA Athletics)

UCLA cross country aims to keep steady pace heading into regionals

The cross country team won’t be looking to do anything flashy at Friday’s regional meet. “We don’t have to do anything spectacular, we don’t have to do anything special,” said coach Forest Braden. Read more...

Photo: Senior runner Lane Werley said that he will be well-rested for the West Regionals. The meet will be held at the University of Washington course, where UCLA competed in the Washington Invitational. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior runner Lane Werley said that he will be well-rested for the West Regionals. The meet will be held at the University of Washington course, where UCLA competed in the Washington Invitational. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior Lane Werley finished fifth at the Pac-12 Championships. Overall, the No. 15 men's team placed fifth in the race, while the women's team placed ninth. (UCLA Athletics)

Cross country falls short at Pac-12 Championships

Forest Braden had high hopes heading into Friday’s Pac-12 Championships. But the men’s cross country team failed to live up to the coach’s expectations, finishing fifth at the conference meet for the second straight year. Read more...

Photo: Senior Lane Werley finished fifth at the Pac-12 Championships. Overall, the No. 15 men's team placed fifth in the race, while the women's team placed ninth. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior Lane Werley finished fifth at the Pac-12 Championships. Overall, the No. 15 men's team placed fifth in the race, while the women's team placed ninth. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior runner Lane Werley (middle) has a chance to compete for a top-three individual finish at Friday's Pac-12 championship, said Bruin coach Forest Braden in a UCLA Athletics press release. Werley only finished 48th at last year's conference meet but his 25:01 time was off his season-best by over a minute. (UCLA Athletics)

Cross country prepares for Pac-12 championship run

The cross country team will run in its most important race so far this season on Friday, as it competes in the Pac-12 Cross Country Championship in Colfax, Washington. Read more...

Photo: Senior runner Lane Werley (middle) has a chance to compete for a top-three individual finish at Friday's Pac-12 championship, said Bruin coach Forest Braden in a UCLA Athletics press release. Werley only finished 48th at last year's conference meet but his 25:01 time was off his season-best by over a minute. (UCLA Athletics)

Senior runner Lane Werley (middle) has a chance to compete for a top-three individual finish at Friday's Pac-12 championship, said Bruin coach Forest Braden in a UCLA Athletics press release. Werley only finished 48th at last year's conference meet but his 25:01 time was off his season-best by over a minute. (UCLA Athletics)


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