Oct. 26, 2013
Fullerton, Calif. - Friday night sunset racing is not a standard for cross country racing, but it was an excellent setting to send off three senior Torero racers. Jessica McCarthy, Victoria Hambley and Rudy Mendoza all raced at Cal State Fullerton. McCarthy raced to a season best with a time of 19:34, while Hambley powered through a personal best at 21:47. Mendoza finished his men's race in just under 29 minutes.
"It was great to see our Torero distance family unite and support them for as much these three have done to represent and advance our program new heights," said USD assistant coach Kirsten Allan.
The Torero women were paced by Olivia Houser, who set a personal best mark of 19:09. While on the men's side, they were guided by junior Justin Brown-Pinizzoto, who also set a personal best mark.
The tables quickly turn to championship season as the Toreros close on their last week of preparation for their WCC Championship race in Malibu, Calif. On Nov. 2.
43. Olivia Houser 19:09 (6:10) Personal Best
57. Jessica McCarthy 19:34 (6:18) Season Best
60. Cori Van Dyke 19:46 (6:21) Season Best
77. Olivia Gonzalez 20:39 (6:38) Season Best
84. Vicki Hambley (21:47) 7:00 Personal Best
68. Justin Pinizzoto 26:54 (5:24) Personal Best
80. Neil Martin
94. Rudy Mendoza