Byrne, DeYoung, Matranga, Owen, Robinson and Soderstrom named honorable mention
Sophomore Erin Matranga leads the team at Fullerton
Final regular season meet of the season
Young Trojans post seven of the top 23 times
Trojans to compete a the 4K Highlander Invitational hosted by UC Riverside
At USC: Katie DeYoung begins her third official season on the USC cross country team, after redshirting in 2010...2012: She competed in four regular season meets. Her best outing was at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 19 when she was USC's second finisher and 33rd overall with a time of 18:56.2. 2011: DeYoung had a very solid first season of running cross country at USC, improving throughout the season...Opened the season with a 5K time of 19:24.0 at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 10...Ran a 6K best of 22:40.84 to place 24th and help USC place second at the CS Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15...Was the Trojans' third finisher and 93rd overall with a time of 22:43 at the Pac-12 Championships on Oct. 29...Named honorable mention on the Pac-12 All-Academic team...2010: DeYoung had a leg injury and could not compete for USC and used it as a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: DeYoung is a 2010 graduate of J. Serra Catholic High...Placed 14th at the CIF State Division IV Cross Country Championships (5K) with a time of 18:50 to help lead the team to a second-place finish...She was the first of five Running Lions which finished within 60 seconds of each other...Posted a time of 19:20 at the CIF Southern Section 3-mile race to place fifth in her heat and 14th overall...Took 10th place with a time of 19:33 to help lead J. Serra to a second-place finish at the Stanford Cross Country Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif...Had a three-mile time of 18:44 to placed ninth at the CIF Finals held at Mt. SAC...Has a best 3-mile time of 18:26 and a best 1-mile time of 5:19...Was the J. Serra cross country MVP for three seasons and was All-CIF in 2009...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.
PERSONAL: Katie was born on February 28, 1991 in Dana Point, Calif....Her parents are Cassie and Doug and she has one brother, Scott, who ran on the track team and graduated in 2012...Her father and all four grandparents also attended USC...Is a Psychology major at USC...Her hobbies include skiing and going to the beach...Lists her favorite television show as Friends, favorite music group as Maroon 5 and favorite actress as Jennifer Aniston...One day would like to travel to Fiji...After completing her undergraduate degree she would like to go to graduate school...Is a member of Society 53, the USC Alumni Association's student outreach program in which 53 student leaders serve as USC Alumni Association ambassadors and provide programming and events that connect USC students with alumni...Is a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.