Skip to main content
Toreros rise at the Aztec Invitational
March 24, 2017

Complete Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The USD track team competed in the Aztec Invite Friday evening at the San Diego State Sportsdeck. The Toreros competed in the 1,500m and the 3k.

The first race set the tone for what would be a wonderful evening for both groups. Andrea Hughes and Sarah Kapple ran the 2nd and 3rd fastest times in the 1500m in program history.

"It was special for us all to see, as both seniors continue to drive our young track program to new heights," Head Coach Guarino said. "They came to challenge our 1500m school record and they did not disappoint, helping elevate our program to a new level. "

Andrea Hughes finished in 4:36.11, with Kapple coming in right behind her (4:36.86). The next Torero finishers were Cassidy Kuhn (38th; 4:45.22) and Ashley Mitchell (41st; 4:46.97).

"I am proud of our group, athletes delivered overall on the objectives that we set out. We collectively have the fastest group as a whole that the University has ever put together," Guarino explained. "We as a team want more and will look to correct some of the opportunities that we cross as we begin a new season. Love this team and love their spirit. They put on a smile on me daily as we enjoy the days that lead up to and from competition."

Beth Wade led USD in the 3k, finishing in 10:56.17. Amanda Brodow clocked in at 11:09.82 and was followed quickly by Shannan Conlon (11:10.82).


 

 

On the men's side, Max Pedrotti grabbed fifth in 3k with a time of 8:41.66, which was is also a school record. Liam Burke also had a top ten finish, clocking in at 8:46.48.

"Max Pedrotti aggressively took the pace out and lead at 65 seconds. His fitness is so strong that he had to second guess himself and adjust to the 3km pace," Guarino said. "Liam and the other boys from LMU and the lone USC guy reacted and attacked the next few laps. It was exciting to see TJ Hodges run a mile time that was better than his time in high school. He had a mile to go and took the PR challenge. TJ ran number three for us, but his racing was equally as aggressive for he did not have guys to work off of. Max eventually put it into overdrive as he attempted to chase the guy from USC. His time is now recorded as the new USD 3km."

Matthew Smith ran the 1,500m in 4:08.46, the top time amongst USD runners.

The Toreros compete at UC San Diego next Saturday in the California Collegiate Invite.

Aztec Race Results:

Women's 1500m Invite

Heat 2

Andrea Hughes 4:36.11 - 2nd place (personal best)

Sarah Kapple 4:36.86 - 3rd place (personal best)

Heat 3

Cassidy Kuhn 4:45.22 - 5th place (personal best)

Lindsay Benster 4:46.97 - 8th place (personal best)

Zani Moore 5:01.63 - 14th place

Heat 4

Hope McClaughlin 4:55.44 - 2nd place (personal best)

Mary Tenuta 4:59.94, 7th place

Ally Roessling 5:03.37 8th place

Haley Shipway 5:11.20 9th place

Erin Duncan 5:13.62 10th place (personal best)

Hailey Purtzer 5:14.89 11th place

Viktoria Vozarova 5:59.17, 13th place

Men's 1500m invite Matt Smith 4:08.46 3rd place

Patrick Bruce 4:12.52 6th place (personal best)

Eli Rosen-Duran 4:18.81 7th place (personal best)

Mitch Mannis 4:19.68 8th place (personal best)

USD Men's 3,000 Invite

Max Pedrotti 8:41.66 2nd place (School Record & personal best)

Liam Burke 8:46.48 4th place (personal best)

Tyler Hodges 8:57.74 8th place (personal best)

Matt Beasley 9:51.57 11th place

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics

SCHEDULES

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

West Coast Conference USD
Top ^
» «