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
Capellino and Quincey share the honor this week on the women's side, while Vavic represents the men.
At USC: Erica Capellino begins her second season of running cross country for USC....2011: She had an outstanding first season at USC, developing into one of the top cross country runners and one of the best distance runners in track for the Trojans. In her first cross country race as a Trojan she placed second with a time of 18:27.8 at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego on Sept. 17...Led the Trojans and finished fourth overall with a time of 22:05.48 at the CSUN Invitational on Oct. 15...Was USC's second finisher an 92nd overall with a time of 22.41 at the Pac-12 Championships on Oct. 29...Had a strong Spring running track for USC with a best 800m time of 2:12.58 and USC's best 1500m time and a PR of 4:27.92 at the Trojan Invitational on March 24...Placed second in the 1500m race with a time of 4:32.25 at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 30.
HIGH SCHOOL: Capellino is a 2011 graduate of Palos Verdes High in Palos Verdes, Calif where she competed in cross country and track and field...She took third place in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 Cross Country finals on a 3.25 course with a time of 18:39 and fifth at the CIF State Championships on a 5K course with a time of 18:04...Also has cross country best of 18:04 on a 5000m course, 18:10 on a 2.95 mile course and 17.56 on a three mile course...In, track as a senior, Capellino placed second in the 800m and 1600m at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals with PRs respectively of 2:14.35 and 4:51.10...Won the one-mile seeded race at the Arcadia Invitational as a senior with a time of 4:57.31...Won the CIF Southern Section 800m final as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Erica was born on January 26, 1993 in Torrance, Calif...Her parents are Kathy and Rick Capellino and she has two siblings, Jordan (Yale) and Alyssa (South Carolina)...Her father attended USC, as did her cousin Jenna Carmack, uncle Jim Carmack and aunt Terrie Capellino (Carmack)...Lists her favorite place as the beach...Likes to ski, surf and dance in her spare time...Lists Shelby Buckley as her sports hero because she is fast and eats bean and cheese burritos with her...Is a Human Biology major at USC...Volunteers for the Joint Educational Project, a service learning organization at USC.