Buckley leads young squad at conference championships
Buckley and Capellino lead young Trojan squad
Kelly Owens and Austin Lundin also shine
Buckley to race one last time before Pac-12s
Trojans' top 7 finishers in top 30
AT USC: Jaclyn Walles (JACK-lin WALL-iss) begins her second season as a cross country runner for USC...2010: She was one of USC's most consistent and durable runners during the 2010 season. Walles improved her 5K time by nearly a minute during her first season, opening with a 19:21.2 at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 11 and finishing with an 18:31 time at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 22...She was USC's third finisher at the Titan Invitational and was in USC's top six in all races except the CS Northridge Invitational which she ran just days after spending a night in the hospital due to an ulcer...Ran on the track team in the the spring and in her first 3000m steeplechase placed fourth at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet in the event with a time of 11:47.37, just outside of the USC all-time top 10.
HIGH SCHOOL: Walles graduated from Venice High in Venice, Calif. in 2010...She was a two-year varsity letter winner in cross country and soccer and lettered three seasons in varsity track...Broke a combined 10 school records in track and cross country and was a five-time state championship participant...Placed 54th at the CIF State Cross Country Meet (5K) with a season-best time of 18:56...Advanced to the West Regional where she placed 97th with a time of 20:51...Took second place and helped lead her team to a third-place finish at the Western League Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:03.76...Had an XC 2-mile best time of 12:36 to win the Palos Verdes Invitational...Also won the 3-mile Staub Barnes Invitational with a time of 19:17.57...Had track and field bests of 0:59 in the 400m, 2:20 in the 800m, 5:05 in the 1600m and 11:31 in the 3200m.
PERSONAL: Jaclyn was born on June 4, 1992 in Westchester, Calif...She likes to surf in her spare time...Is a big fan of the Lakers and USC football...Lists Steve Prefontaine as her sports hero...Is a Human and Evolutionary Biology, Human Performance major at USC....Says her favorite colors are obviously cardinal and gold...Her proudest accomplishments are winning a hot dog eating contest in New York and posting the 11th-fastest women's steeplechase time in USC history...Also notes that her favorite animals are dinosaurs and sharks, specifically T-Rex dinosaurs and Great White sharks.