Women's Cross Country
    Berdousi Leads USC To It's Best Finish At West Regional Since 2008

    Junior Katerina Berdousi once again led the Trojans, setting a 6K personal best of 21:15.7 at the West Regional today.
    Nov. 14, 2014

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    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' fourth finisher with a PR of 22:40.8 was junior Reika Kijima. Her time was good for 140th. Senior Kira Soderstrom was USC's fifth finisher with a time of 22:45.3, good for 146th.

    The Trojans were 19th out of 34 teams and it was the program's highest finish at the Regional since placing 13th in 2008.