Distance Teams Posts Record Breaking Day at Silicon Valley
Adam Bodine

Oct. 21, 2013

Sunnyvale, CA - The University of San Diego raced at Baylands Park in the region that is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations and startups. They buzzed with the same radiant energy that builds chips to post new personal bests and finishing team scores of 11th for the women and 15th for men.

Gillian Gorelik led the charge on the women's side by smashing the USD all-time 6km record that was set last year by Julia Lipson. Gorelik finished 18th out of a field of over 200 runners.

"I knew I was geared to run well and have been training so hard with my team to do so," said Gorelik. "It was a race that I focused on nothing more than having fun and getting and maintaining my racing spirit."

"Our team showed up to race, and as a coach one cannot get greedy but savor the results," said Head Coach Will Guarino. "There were so many teams from throughout the country, and some from Canada, and of course we raced against several WCC schools. We loved the racing atmosphere that was put on by Santa Clara. Baylands course is also next year's home to the WCC Championship and we wanted to give those younger racers the opportunity to see this course and know every inch of it as research for next year. We want to reduce the competitive home course advantage as much as possible."

The men were led by Adam Bodine, who also broke the freshmen record that was set last year by Malik Hayes.

"It was positive step to see Matt Beasley and Ryan Lesansee also challenge the mark," said captain Justin Brown-Pinizzoto.



This was the Toreros' last tune-up race for what will look to be a barn burner in a couple of weeks at Malibu. From the look of the times, it appears that the team is well-prepared to race their hearts out at the WCC Championships in a couple of weeks.

Women's Invite Results: (11th of 19)
18. Gillian Gorelik 21:01 (5:39) School Record and Personal best
56. Ashton Padberg 21:39 (5:49) Personal Best
62. Andrea Hughes 21:44 (5:50) Personal Best
128. Ashley Mitchell 22:28 (6:02) Personal Best
153. Dani LeMieux 22:48 (6:08) Personal Best
172. Sydney Olagaray 23:01 (6:11) Personal Best
177. Sarah Kapple 23:14 (6:15) Personal Best
180. Lindsay Benster 23:23 (6:17) Season Best
183. Stephanie Lapidus 23:24 (6:17) Personal Best
185. Olivia Houser 23:39 (6:21) Personal Best

Women's Open (4th out of 8)
13. Kalin Padberg 23:00 (6:11) Personal Best
37. Jessica McCarthy 24:05 (6:28) Season Best
45. Cori Van Dyke 24:16 (6:31)
57. Claire Miller 24:29 (6:35)
77. Olivia Gonzalez 25:04 (6:44) Personal Best
134. Victoria Hambley 27:18 (7:20) Personal Best

1. Gillian Gorelik
Baylands Park 2013

2. Julia Lipson
Seattle, WA 2012

3. Kristy Koenes
Riverside, CA 2011

4. Ashton Padberg
Baylands Park 2013

5. Tiffanie Marley
Stanford, G.C. 2005

Men's Invite (15th of 18)
96. Adam Bodine 25:18 (5:06) Personal Best, Freshman Record
108. Erik Anderson 25:27 (5:08) Personal Best
112. Matt Beasley 25:30 (5:08) Personal Best
130. Ryan Lesansee 25:43 (5:11) Personal Best
152. Christopher Spinney 26:02 (5:15) Personal Best
169. Conor Brandt 26:41 (5:23) Personal Best
174. Matthew Smith 26:55 (5:25) Personal Best
175. Johnathan Garcia 26:58 (5:26) Season Best
186. Malik Hayes 27:47 (5:36) Season Best
191. Justin Brown-Pinizzoto 28:59 (5:50)

Men's Open
74. Spencer Hoffman 27:09 (5:28)
92. Neil Martin 27:23 (5:31) Personal Best
132. Rudy Mendoza 28:27 (5:44) Season Best

1. Chris Flaherty
Baylands Park 2010

2. Antonio Lopez
UCSD, 2002

3. Adam Bodine
Baylands Park 2013

4. Jacob Bruce
Baylands Park, 2012

5. Malik Hayes
Baylands Park, 2012

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