The UCLA cross country team ran its final miles of the season under frigid conditions in Terre Haute, Indiana, at the NCAA championship Saturday.
With temperatures just hovering over the freezing mark, the men’s team finished 15th, coming behind fellow Pac-12 teams Stanford, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State.
Coming off the Pac-12 championships, coach Forest Braden had a lot to be hopeful for in the to-come NCAA rounds.
The men’s team finished third at the Pac-12 championships and the women came in seventh, an improvement for both teams from last year, and the best total score for the men’s team since 1982.
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.
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.
The fourth and final round of stroke-play at the NCAA women’s golf championship came to a close at the Eugene Country Club with No. 3 UCLA women’s golf at the top of the leaderboard.
The UCLA men’s golf team ended its regular season on a melancholy note.
Coming off a 14th-place performance at The Goodwin, the Bruins finished in ninth out of a field of 14 teams at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, never really a threat for a top place on the leaderboard.
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