THIS YEAR: Brigita Langerholc, who just missed a medal in the 800m at the Sydney Olympics, is the top returning 800m runner in the nation and also a stellar performer in the 400m and 1600m relay. She is ranked 14th in the world in the 800m.
2000 OLYMPICS: Brigita represented her country of Slovenia and pulled off a major upset to finish fourth in the 800m in a USC record time of 1:58.51 ... She also ran 1:59.05 in the semifinals.
2000: Brigita had the top time in the nation heading into the NCAAs at 2:02.01, but she wilted in the heat and humidity of Durham, NC, and finished a disappointing eighth in the 800m final ... Still, she earned All-American honors in the 800m for the third straight year ... She also recorded USC's top 400m time of the year with a PR 52.93 ... Ran the second leg on USC's 1600m relay squad that took third at the NCAAs with a time of 3:30.89.
1999: Finished third in the 800m at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year with a time of 2:03.79 ... Ran the third leg on USC's school and Pac-10 record-setting 1,600m relay that finished second at the NCAAs with at time of 3:28.08 ... Won the 800m at the Pac-10s with a time of 2:05.85 ... Won the 800m at the Trojan Invitational with a time of 2:03.53.
1998: Finished third in the 800m at the NCAA Championships with a career-best time of 2:04.16 (fourth-fastest in USC history) ... Ran the third leg of USCís 1,600m relay that clocked a 3:31.89 to finish fifth at the NCAAs ... Finished second in the 800m (2:06.72) and anchored the victorious 1,600m relay at the Pac-10 Championships ... Won the 800m at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet in 2:05.63 ... Won the 400m (53.56 ó seventh fastest time in Women of Troy history) and 800m (2:04.44) at the 1998 Slovenian National Championships.
PRIOR TO USC: Finished fifth in the 400m at the 1997 European Championships (under 23).
CROSS COUNTRY: Clocked a 20:11 at the 1998 NCAA West Regional ... Took the individual title at the 1997 Pepperdine Meet in 19:39 as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: At Gimnazia Ljubljana, Brigita was the Slovenian high school champion in the 400m ... Finished fifth in the 400m at the 1995 European Junior Championships and seventh in 1993.
PERSONAL: Brigita was born in Krany, Slovenia, on July 23, 1976 ... She is an economics major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 400m - 52.93, 800m - 1:58.51.