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
Conatser and Berdousi post USC all-time top 10 marks
Trojans at home this weekend hosting among others, No. 1 (M)/No. 6 (W) Texas A&M
THIS YEAR: Junior Katerina Berdousi from Greece returns as one of the Trojans' top middle distance runners. She made great strides during the cross country season and looks to carry that success over into the track season.
2014: Berdousi led the Trojans with a best 1500m time of 4:35.49 which she ran in placing sixth at the Triton Invitational on April 26. Her best 800m time was 2:16.85 at the Cal-Nevada Championships on April 4. Helped lead the USC women's team to a win over UCLA at the Dual Meet on May 4 by winning the 1500m race with a time of 4:38.28.
2013: Berdousi won the 1500m race at the Northridge Invitational with a time of 4:34. At the Trojan Invite she ran the eighth-fastest women's 3000m race in USC history and finished sixth with a time of 9:45.42. She placed sixth in the sixth heat of the women's 1500m race with a season-best time of 4:31.06 at Mt. SAC on April 19. She also took third in the steeplechase at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 27 with a time of 11:09.82 to move into ninth place on USC's all-time list. It was her first 3000m steeplechase at USC and she tripped on the second to last hurdle and went fully underwater or she would have taken second place.
CROSS COUNTRY: Berdousi had a good first season running in 2012 with the cross country team. Capped it off with a season-best 6K time of 22:24 to finish as USC's fourth runner at the Pac-12 Championships hosted by UCLA on Oct. 27.
HIGH SCHOOL: Berdousi is a 2012 graduate of Second High School of Tripoli in Greece. Berdousi has personal bests of 2:13 in the 800m, 4:23.68 in the 1500m, 9:37.56 in the 3000m and 17:00.98 in the 5000m races and figures to challenge for Trojan top-10 times in all four events. Last season, Berdousi placed second in the 1500m and third in the 5000m at the Greek Outdoor Championships with her PRs in both events. In 2010, she took third place in the 3000m race at the European Youth Olympic Trials with a time of 9:48.56 which qualified her for the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore where she placed fourth with her PR of 9:37.56. Berdousi won the Greek Junior Cross Country Championships in March and is a member of the Greek National Athletics Team. She was voted the best Greek Female Athlete in April of 2010. In July of 2011, Berdousi won the 5000m and placed second in the 3000m races at the Greek Junior Outdoor Championships.
PERSONAL: Katerina was born on August 26, 1993 in Tripoli, Greece...Her parents are Konstantinos and Evangelia and she has two siblings, Eustathios and Nikoleta...Likes to listen to music and watch movies in her spare time...Also enjoys exploring new countries and cities and would like to travel to Paris and San Francisco...Lists her favorite actor as Will Smith, favorite musician as David Guetta and favorite movie as Recordman...Her favorite foods are chicken and pasta...Biggest sports hero is Yiannis Kouros because he is the best athlete she has ever met...After school would like to compete in the Olympics.
CAREER BESTS: 800m -- 2:13 1500m -- 4:23.68 3000m -- 9:37.56 5000m -- 17:00.98