Cal State L.A. Meet Canceled; Campus evacuated after bomb scare
Trojans win 5 of 8 events they competed in at Cal-Nevada; Andrews PRs at Stanford
Boyd wins twice and Novy and Olonade post school all-time top 10 marks
Capellino and Quincey share the honor this week on the women's side, while Vavic represents the men.
Trojan women win fifth straight
THIS YEAR: Junior Erica Capellino is coming off another strong cross country season and the Trojans look for her to carry that momentum into the track season. She is expected to be one of USC's top middle distance runners.
2013: Capellino had a best 800m time of 2:15.32 at the Northridge Invitational on March 16 and a best 1500m time of 4:29.40 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18. Placed third in the 1500m race at the Dual Meet on April 27 with a time of 4:30.00. Was 24th in the 1500m at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 4:35.68. This past Fall she led the cross country team once again. Set a 5K PR in placing seventh at the Highlander Invitational with a time of 17:40.8. Won the USC-UCLA XC Dual Meet with a season-best 6K time of 21:47.36. She had a time of 23:19 to finish 46th at the Pac-12 Championships to lead USC. She suffered a stress fracture and could not compete at the NCAA West Regional.
2012: Set PRs in both the 800m and 1500m races as a freshman. Posted her best 800m time of 2:12.58 at the Long Beach Invitational on April 21. Ran her 1500m PR and the best time in 2012 by a Trojan female of 4:27.92 to finish seventh at the Trojan Invitational on March 24. Was second in the Dual Meet 1500m race to teammate Zsofia Erdelyi by .32 seconds, finishing with a time of 4:32.25 to clinch the USC women's victory in the crosstown showdown. Finished 14th in the 1500m race with a time of 4:29.75 at the Pac-12 Championships. In cross country this past fall, she was one of USC's top two finishers at every meet, including winning the Aztec Invitational with a time of 18:11.5 and leading USC to the team title. She also placed 55th at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 22:00. In the fall of 2011 as a freshman, Capellino was one of USC's top cross country runners, placing second in her first collegiate race with a time of 18:27.8 at the Aztec Invitational (5K) on Sept. 17. She was USC's second finisher and 92nd overall at the 2011 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 22:41.
HIGH SCHOOL: Capellino is a 2011 graduate of Palos Verdes High in Palos Verdes, Calif where she competed in cross country and track and field. She took third place in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 Cross Country finals on a 3.25 course with a time of 18:39 and fifth at the CIF State Championships on a 5K course with a time of 18:04. Also has cross country best of 18:04 on a 5000m course, 18:10 on a 2.95 mile course and 17.56 on a three mile course. In, track as a senior, Capellino placed second in the 800m and 1600m at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals with PRs respectively of 2:14.35 and 4:51.10. Won the one-mile seeded race at the Arcadia Invitational as a senior with a time of 4:57.31. Won the CIF Southern Section 800m final as a sophomore. Was valedictorian at Palos Verdes High.
PERSONAL: Erica was born on January 26, 1993 in Torrance, Calif...Lists her favorite place as the beach...Likes to ski, surf and dance in her spare time...Her father Rick Capellino atteneded USC, as did her cousin Jenna Carmack, uncle Jim Carmack and aunt Terrie Capellino (Carmack)...Is a Kinesiology, Pre-Med major at USC...Volunteers at the Little Company of Mary Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
CAREER BESTS: 800m -- 2:12.58 1500m -- 4:27.92