Sophomore (2012-13): Ran the team's best 5k time at the UC Riverside Invitational (19:30)... Also raced in the Triton Classic and the Bronco Invite... During the spring track season, established a personal best in the 1500m at the SDSU Aztec Invite (5:08.56)... Competed mostly in the 1500m during the spring... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.85 GPA.
Freshman (2011-12): Had the team's top time at the Fullerton Invite with a 6k run of 23:51.6... Finished in 63rd place at the WCC Championships (6k; 23:44.0)... Clocked her season-best 6k time of 22:39.4 at the UC Riverside Invitational... Also competed in the Stanford Invite (6k; 24:14.0) and Bronco Invite (5k; 19:30.8)... In the spring track season, competed primarily in the 800m, running a season-best time of 2:22.80 at the Occidental Invitational... Also competed in the 400m, 4x400 relay and 5000m... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.87 GPA.
High School/Prep: Attended Hinsdale Central High School, earning a total of seven varsity letters for head coach Mark McCabe; three in cross country and four in track and field... As a senior, set a personal record with a time of 18:34 in the three-mile at the cross country State meet... Won the Red Devil Athlete Award during her senior year, while also being an IHSA Scholar and All-Academic as a junior and senior... Was named All-Conference at the sophomore level... Notched a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:19... Was a state qualifier in the 4x800 in 2010 and in the 4x400 in 2011.
Personal: Born June 14, 1993 in Downers Grove, IL.... Daughter of Ben and Anna Kuckertz... Chose USD because she got to know the campus and the area very well since her sister, Jennie, went to USD and it offers most of the academic areas she is interested in... Her sister, Jennie, ran cross country at USD and her other sister, Elaine, competed in cross country and track at Brown University... Has five sisters and has never been outside the US, but dreams of visiting Venice... She works as a lifeguard during the summer and loves spending time outdoors running, being at the pool, or hanging out with friends.
Good Friday delivers good news of Thursday's late night 10,000m women's race. Gillian Gorelik delivered a superlative performance at the 2014 Mt. Sac Invitational Silver Elite race. She finished... Read More [+]
Gorelik has done unbelievable things in a short period of outdoor track racing. In 16 days she has managed to break two of the three USD school records that she has challenged. The third school... Read More [+]
The Torero track team was a force to be reckoned with on Pomona-Pitzer's sun-soaked track at their 28th annual invitational. Both the men and women's team delivered outstanding performances in the ... Read More [+]
Gillian Gorelik took full advantage of leaving her footprints on the 5,000 meter track of the Cal Nevada race at UCSD. The senior got second place and ran a stellar race of 17:17 in the 5,000m. She... Read More [+]
The Toreros lit up the night this past weekend with record breaking performances at the 36th Annual Aztec Invitational. For any athlete, to compete under the lights is motivating and inspiring to... Read More [+]
The Toreros eagerly await their next track race this upcoming Friday night. They will not have to travel far as they have just a 10 minute commute to the local San Diego State University track. Read More [+]
Los Angeles, CA - The power of Oxy in tandem with senior fire is a dangerous combination for this Torero team... For most of the athletes, the race at Occidental College brought their 2013 season... Read More [+]
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A strong field awaits the Toreros in their season team finale, where USD will bid farewell to 9 of their own Seniors this Saturday. The race will be held on the fast track of... Read More [+]