Sophomore Erin Matranga leads the team at Fullerton
Young Trojan squad will be in full force for opener
Kelly Owens and Austin Lundin also shine
Buckley to race one last time before Pac-12s
At USC: Francesca (Franki) Adamski begins her final season of running cross country for USC...2012: For the second consecutive season competed in one race, the Titan Invitational on Oct. 19 in Fullerton...finished 89th with a time of 20:48.0 to establish a PR. 2011: Ran in the final regular season race of the year at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 21 and posted a PR of 20:51.5. 2010: Competed in one meet for the Trojans as a freshman...Was USC's final official runner at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 22, placing 65th in the scoring with a time of 20:59.6. Also competed on the track team in the Spring, posting a season-best 800m time of 2:22.06 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on April 9. Adamski also had a best 400m time of 61.89 at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 5.
HIGH SCHOOL: Adamski is a 2010 graduate of Troy (MI) High... Was a four-year letter-winner in cross country and track and earned All-State honors five times...Placed fourth as a freshman with a time of 21:00.4 at the OAA Division I Girls JV Cross Country Championships in Rochester, Mich on Oct. 19, 2006...Her team won the OAA White Division cross country title in 2008...Has a PR of 2:15 in the 800m...As a senior helped lead Troy to a third-place finish at the State meet in the 3200m relay with a school-record time of 9:15.24.
PERSONAL: Francesca was born on May 3, 1992 in Troy, Michigan...Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, shopping, going to the beach and playing sports...Lists her favorite movie as The Departed...Favorite food is steak...Is a Business Administration major at USC.