Skip to main content
Sarah Kapple sets school record in 3k steeplechase
April 13, 2017

Complete Results

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Torero track team competed in the first day of the Bryan Clay Invite Thursday evening. The night was highlighted by a pair of record-breaking times in the 3k steeplechase. Sarah Kapple finished in 10:51.82 and Matthew Smith broke his own school record with a time of 9:45.0. Additionally five Toreros ran personal best times in the 5k.

"The atmosphere at Bryan Clay was that of a carnival," Guarino explained. "Music playing, flags waving, and the wind was blowing as the backdrop of the San Bernardino mountains was perfect for the festive track atmosphere. I do feel this is a unique meet as it consistently attracts schools from throughout the country."

For Kapple, it was her first time running the steeplechase and her final time is a great introductory time for the NCAA. To put her time in persepective, American record holder Emma Coburn, finished in 10:50 in her steeple debut.

The steeplechase has 28 barriers, seven of which are followed by a treacherous water pit, and most approaches are driven towards just getting over the stable wood hurdles. An athlete must have a strong mentality to not only attempt it, but also to finish. One misstep can send you directly to the hurdle or to the ground quickly.

Smith broke his own record, clocking in at 9:45. "It was great to see Matt run strong through the hurdles," Head Coach Guarino said. "The last couple of laps cost him some valuable time, but when lactic acid sets in, there isn't much that an athlete can do but put up a strong fight."

Friday night's main attraction will be Andrea Hughes, who races the 5k at 9:30 p.m. with a chance to break another school record.

USD Results:

Women's 3km Steeple Section C

11. Sarah Kapple 10:51.82 (Personal Best & New School Record)



Bryan Clay USD Results

Section 1 Heat 8 Women's 5km

1. Shannan Conlon 18:55.78 (Personal Best)

12. Jeannie Kopstein 20:02.87 (Personal Best)

16. Amanda Brodow 20:21.40

19. Olivia Gonzalez 20:36.10

24. Erika Brodow 21:04.13

26. Viktoria Vozarova 22:41.39

Section 1 Heat 7 Women's 5km

12. Ally Roessling 19:00.81

15. Zani Moore 19:08.21

19. Haley Purtzer 19:17.51 (Personal Best)

Section 1 Heat 6 Women's 5km

7. Hope McLaughlin 18:11.04

14. Julie Giannini 18:22.75

16. Ashley Mitchell 18:27.79

Section 1 Heat 5 Women's 5km

25. Cassidy Kuhn 18:13.21 (Personal Best)

Men's 5k Results

Section 1 heat 5

12. Liam Burke 15:02.20

Section 1 heat 6

26. TJ Hodges 16:02.13

Section 1 heat 7

15. Patrick Bruce 15:41.70 (Personal Best)

29. Mitch Manis 16:23.04

Section 1 heat 8

29. Eli Rosen-Duran 17:31.01

30. Matt Beasley 17:34.52

3km Steeple

Section 1 heat 4

7. Matt Smith 9:45.0 (Personal Best and New School Record)

Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
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


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


West Coast Conference USD
Top ^
» «