THIS YEAR: Sophomore Amber Gore begins her second season as a distance runner for USC. She competed as one of the Trojans' top runners in cross country each of the past two seasons.
2016: Had a season-best 800m of 2:15.49 at the Trojan Invitational on March 19. Took seventh in the 800m with a time of 2:16.14 at the Dual Meet on May 1. Posted a time of 4:50.74 in the 1500m at the California Collegiate on April 2, her only 1500m race of the season. She was one of USC's top XC runners in every meet in 2015 and was the Trojans's second finisher in every XC meet in 2016.
HIGH SCHOOL: Gore is a 2015 graduate of Redondo Union HS in Redondo Beach, Calif. where she was a standout cross country and track and field runner. Won the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Division 2 title with a 5K PR of 17.22. Also won the CIF Southern Section Finals (2.93 miles) with a time of 17:03. Won the Bay League (3 mile) title with a time of 17:12.26. Went on to place 45th at the NXN National Cross Country Championships (5K) with a time of 18:33. In track, Gore has an 800m best of 2:10.76 in placing second at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet on May 24, 2014. Was a two-time state 800m finalist...She was a member of the Ivy Chain, Honor Roll and a Presidential Scholar.
PERSONAL: Amber was born on January 21, 1997 to Brian and Theodora Gore and has one brother, Connor...Her hobbies include going to the beach and trying new foods...She is a Human Biology major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences...She lists Beyonce, Rihanna and Jeremih as her favorite music artists and her favorite movies are The Notebook and Mean Girls and she likes romantic comedies....Her sports hero is Allyson Felix because she is humble, kind, and a positive role model on and off the track...Her favorite foods are Mexican food and frozen yogurt...Someday would like to travel to Costa Rica...After USC she aspires to be a physical therapist and work with professional athletes.
CAREER BESTS: 400m - 56.6 800m - 2:10.7 5000m - 17:22