Buckley leads young Trojan squad
Young Trojan squad features 3 sophomores and 4 freshmen
Final regular season meet of the season
Trojans to compete a the 4K Highlander Invitational hosted by UC Riverside
Young Trojans post third consecutive solid outing of season
At USC: Katerina Berdousi begins her second season with the USC cross country team. She ran cross country as a freshmen, but only competed in track and field as a sophomore. 2013: Did not compete in cross country as she did not return from Greece until the spring semester. Ran track in the spring and had a best 800m time of 2:16.85 and had the fastest 1500m time on the team of 4:35.49. 2012: Berdousi had a good first season running with the cross country team. She 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.
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 three 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.