THIS YEAR: Senior Cameron Pettigrew is a talented 400m, 800m and relay runner who begins her final season on the USC track and field team. She was named one of the captains for the 2017 season.
2016: Took third in the 400m with a time of 53.78 at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1. Also placed third at the Pac-12 Championships in the 400m dash on May 15 with a season-best time of 53.62. She finished 16th at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds with a time of 54.38. Set a 200m PR of 24.71 in placing third at the California Collegiate on April 2. Ran on USC's school record-setting 4x400m relay which ran 3:26.73 to place third at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on May 28. She earned All-America honors in the event as they placed eighth at the NCAA Championships after they dropped the baton in the finals.
2015: Pettigrew kept improving throughout the season posting new PR's in the 200m, 400m and 800m races - 24.76, 53.28 and 2:11.28 respectively. Her 400m PR was run during the Pac-12 Championships, earning her a seventh- place finish. He 800m time of 2:11.28 was good for second at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet. Set an indoor 400m PR of 54.74.
2014: Pettigrew posted a season-best 400m time of 55.47 to place second at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 15. She also had a strong indoor season placing 14th at the MPSF Indoor Championships with an indoor best of 55.76.
HIGH SCHOOL: Pettigrew attended Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, Ill. and placed 11th at the 2013 USA Junior Track & Field Championships in the 400m dash with a time of 55.60. She won the 2013 Illinois Indoor Class AAA title in the 400m dash with a time of 56.22. As a junior she placed second in the 400m dash at the Illinois' state meet with a PR of 54.41 and again took second as a senior with a time of 54.84. In 2013, Pettigrew established a 200m PR of 24.85 and took sixth at the state meet with a time of 25.15. Pettigrew is also a talented high jumper winning the 2012 Illinois High School Indoor Championship and owning a best clearance of 5-6. In 2011 Pettigrew claimed the 15- and 16-year-old intermediate division national championship in the 400m race at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics competition in Wichita, Kan.
PERSONAL: Cameron was born on April 17, 1995. Her grandfather George Kerr ran for Jamaica in the 800m and 4x400m relays at the 1960 Rome Olympics, earning a bronze medal in both events. Her mother Karyn ran track in high school, and competed in both field and running events. She competed in the long jump, 100m hurdles, 4x100m relay, and 100m dash. Her mother also competed in the Junior Olympics and Jesse Owens Games. Pettigrew has also excelled in the classroom where she was a high school roll student and was named a World Sport Chicago Scholar. In 2015, Pettigrew was awarded the Marks Scholar Athlete award, an award given to scholarship athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to academics by earning a 3.0 GPA or better.
CAREER BESTS: 200m -- 24.71 400m -- 53.28 800m - 2:11.28