Tong Runs 8th-Fastest 3000m SC All-Time By A Trojan Today At Mt. SAC|
April 18, 2013
Freshman Jenna Tong ran the eighth-fastest women's 3000m steeplechase in USC history to lead a small contingent of Trojans competing on the first day (April 18) of the 55th Annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The majority of Trojans were scheduled to compete tonight at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Meet, but the event was cancelled following a series of bomb threats on the Cal State L.A. campus. Authorities closed down the CSULA campus and ordered everyone to evacuate at noon as a precaution.
Tong placed 10th in the women's Open 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:17.77 in her first career attempt at the event. He time moved her into eighth place on USC's all-time list, just 10 seconds outside of sixth place. Sophomore Kira Soderstrom, who is ninth on USC's all-time list, placed 15th with a time of 11:30.93, just four seconds off her best time. Sophomore Austin Lundin finished 21st with a time of 12:06.50 and sophomore Erin Matranga, who ranks 10th on USC's all-time list, posted a time of 12:09.21.
Freshman Katerina Berdousi placed sixth in the sixth heat of the women's 1500m race with a season-best time of 4:31.06, while sophomore Erica Capellino was 10th in the fourth heat with a season-best time of 4:29.40.
Senior Eric Battles ran in the men's 1500m race and finished ninth in the fourth heat with a time of 3:53.43.
USC will be well represented in the next two days of the Mt. SAC Relays, with many current and former Trojans in action.
The following is a link to the final results: Results