Senior Kira Loren paced the UCLA cross country women in the 6K at the Pac-12 championships, clocking in at 21:40.30 while finishing in 66th place. (Courtesy of Howard Lao)
The Bruins’ postseason competition featured almost completely new lineups.
UCLA men’s and women’s cross country teams placed fifth and 10th, respectively, at the Pac-12 Championships in University Place, Washington, on Friday.
This post was updated Feb. 28 at 8:27 p.m.
UCLA Athletics dismissed former cross country and track student-athlete Chris Weiland on Feb. 22 after video and text messages emerged Feb.
The NCAA announced Friday that another year of athletic eligibility will be given to fall sport student-athletes.
After the cancellation of the Pac-12 and Big Ten fall sports seasons earlier this month, the Division 1 Board of Directors implemented a blanket COVID-19 waiver, which not only gave fall athletes another year of eligibility but protected all players from losing scholarships should they opt out of the season.
This post was updated Aug. 18 at 5:16 p.m. to reflect a new illustration for the Swim & Dive team.
With the Pac-12’s recent cancellation of all athletic competitions for the rest of the 2020 calendar year, many UCLA sports will be waiting longer than usual to start their seasons.
All fall Pac-12 sports have been postponed for the rest of the calendar year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced Tuesday.
“The health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports has been our number one priority since the start of this current crisis,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our student-athletes, fans, staff and all those who love college sports would like to have seen the season played this calendar year as originally planned, and we know how disappointing this is.”
In the official announcement, the conference also released the medical recommendations that went into its decision.
Fall sports have been given a road map to a return.
The NCAA Board of Governors released Wednesday a list of requirements for schools and conferences to conduct fall sports, as well as implemented an Aug.
This post was updated July 31 at 3:05 p.m.
The speculation is over, and the Pac-12 has a plan for 2020 fall sports.
The conference announced a tentative schedule for the upcoming athletics season Friday afternoon on a media teleconference, should play resume amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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