THIS SEASON Senior Jessica Lundin (pronounced Lun-deen) will add to the Trojans' depth in the distances this season.
2011: Set a PR of 17:50.90 in the 5000m race at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 5.
2010: Posted season bests of 4:52.56 in the 1500m, 11:44.80 in the 3000m steeplechase and 18:21.27 in the 5000m races.
2009 Had season-best time of 4:48.56 in the 1500m at Pomona-Pitzer on April 4 and 10:41.38 in the 3000m at the Trojan Relays on March 1 as a freshman. Also ran cross country and was the only USC runner to compete in all five regular season meets...Was USC's fifth and final scoring runner in the season opener at UC Irvine with a time of 19:48.90...Shaved more than a minute off her 5K time during the season...Set a PR of 18:25.20 and placed 16th at the CS Bakersfield Invitational on Oct. 17...Her only 6K race was the Pepperdine Invitational on Oct. 4 and she placed 26th with a time of 22:43.37.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lundin is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Christian School in Hillsboro, Ore...Finished ninth at the OSAA state 5K Championships as a senior with a time of 19:45...Took 10th in the same meet as a junior with a time of 20:03...Finished third at the 1A State Championships as a senior in both the 3000m (11:18.76) and 1500m (5:08.58)...Had a PR of 19:34 at the Paul Marimar Invitational 5K as a sophomore....Also had PRs of 10:53 in the 3000m and 4:57 in the 1500m...Was Student Body President her senior year, VP her junior year and on the honor roll all four years...Earned Oregon All-State in cross country all four years and was the team captain each season... Ran at the 2006 USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Baltimore, Md. and placed fifth in the 3000m (10:53.74) and ninth in the 1500m (5:02.46).
PERSONAL: Jessica was born on Dec. 20, 1989 in Portland, Ore...Lists her most thrilling moment in sports as when USC won the Pepperdine Invitational last season...In her spare time likes to relax with her friends and family in the sun and barbeque...Her favorite food is frozen M&Ms...Some day would like to go skydiving and also would like to visti Australia...Her biggest sports hero is her high school coach because he has accomplished so much and encouraged so many kids with everthing centered on team and having fun...Also says her favorite athlete is teammate Leah Gaeta...Is a Civil Engineering major at USC...Chose USC because of the combination of challenging academics, competitive athletics and fun student life...After graduation would like to take a year off to travel.
CAREER BESTS: 5000m 17:50.90 3000m SC: 11:44.11