Trio of Gauchos Finish in Top-100 at Pre-National Meet in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dani Moreno ran a 6k time of 21:14.8 to finish 67th out of 265 runners at the NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. Moreno's effort helped the UC Santa Barbara women to a 20th-place finish among 38 schools at the prestigious meet.
In addition to Moreno, the Gauchos had two other top-100 finishers. Cassie Brooker finished eight spots behind her teammate in 75th-place, clocking 21:23.1. Christine Cooperstein ran 21:29.8 to finish 90th.
The meet was won by Wichita State's Alphine Tuliamuk-Bolton who ran a 19:43.9 to edge UTEP's Risper Kimaiyo who clocked a 19:46.0.
Florida State seized the team title by a margin of 72-87 over second-place Oregon.
UCSB returns to action on Friday, Oct. 19 when it travels to the Fullerton Invitational. The race at Fullerton will be the final tune-up before the Big West Championship meet at Riverside on Oct. 27.