THIS SEASON: Freshman Cameron Pettigrew is a talented 400m runner who could also become a valuable part of USC's relays.
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.