Women's Cross Country
    USC Cross Country To Compete At The Mustang Challenge Saturday

    Junior Natasha Strickland will lead the young Trojan squad at the Mustang Challenge this Saturday.
    Sept. 17, 2014

    The USC women's cross country team will compete at the 5K Mustang Challenge hosted by the Master's College at Central Park in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. USC has entered a team comprised mostly of the freshman class as the rest of the team prepares for the Stanford Invitational next week.

    Junior Natasha Strickland is the lone upperclassman scheduled to run and she will be joined by freshmen Kimberly Groff, Emma Kao, Jessica Lesser and Mackensie Peace.

    "This race is a chance to get the freshman exposed to college running, get the first-race jitters out and wear the shield for the first time," said cross country coach David Freeman. "It will be a great learning experience for them. I'm excited for them to go out there and challenge themselves."

    The other Division I schools in the race will be Cal State Fullerton, CSU Bakersfield, Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State and UC Riverside.

    The USC cross country team will compete next week at the Stanford Invitational held in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sept. 27.

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