Moreno Honored as Big West Athlete of the Week

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -  Dani Moreno (Downey, Calif./Warren HS) paced UC Santa Barbara with a fourth place finish at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, garnering Big West Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week recognition.

The junior clocked a 20:29.3 on the 6,000-meter Baylands Park course as she helped the Gauchos to a runner-up finish in the 19-team field.  Moreno recorded her fourth top-10 finish, and appeared in the top five for the third time this season.  She has posted UCSB's top time in all four meets.

UCSB travels to the Cal State Fullerton Invitational on Friday and it will be the final tune-up for the Big West Conference Championships which will be held on Nov. 2 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.