Berdousi Leads USC To It's Best Finish At West Regional Since 2008|
Nov. 14, 2014
The USC women's cross country squad today (Nov. 14) posted its highest finish at the NCAA West Regional since 2008 with a strong team effort to place 19th at the 2014 NCAA West Cross Country Regional in Stanford, Calif. Junior Katerina Berdousi led the way for the Trojans with a personal best time of 21:15.7 in the 6K race contested on the Stanford Golf Course.
Berdousi's time of 21:15.7 was a PR by 13 seconds and was the fastest time by a Trojan runner at the West Regional since Zsofia Erdelyi ran 20:30.37 at the 2010 West Regional. Berdousi finished 42nd overall which was also the highest place by a Trojan runner since Erdelyi placed 28th at the 2009 West Regional.
USC's second finisher was senior Erica Capellino, who had a solid race to finish 100th with a time of 22:07.1. Junior Jenna Tong was the next Trojan to finish the course and she had a season-best time of 22:26.2 to place 121st. Her time was 40 seconds faster than she ran on the same course earlier in the season at the Stanford Invitational.
The Trojans were 19th out of 34 teams and it was the program's highest finish at the Regional since placing 13th in 2008.