Sept. 16, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Torero cross-country team hosted the USD Invite Saturday morning at Tecolote Shores at Mission Bay, with both the men's and women's finishing in third place.
Stanford won both events. They had four women tie for first and on the men's side had all five of their runners finish in the top six. UC San Diego's Aren Johnson finished first in the men's 8k with a time of 25:20.
"Overall I'm very pleased. Both races were very competitive," Head Coach Will Guarino said after the meet. "We put on a great meet at a phenomenal location and had great weather. You couldn't ask for a better cross-country environment. To have Stanford here, the No. 2 women's team and the No. 5 men's team in the nation is a blessing."
The women's team's top five runners all finished in the top 14, finishing with a team score of 48, just behind UC San Diego's 47.
"On the women's side, we have a very young team and they took some risks today," Guarino explained. "They ran the last kilometer really strong and started believed. It is a work in progress, but they are a great group of people to work with."
Rasmussen, a freshman from Maineville, Ohio, impressed in her collegiate debut.
"Hannah Rasmussen, who had a ligament tear just over 90 days ago, is all of a sudden running number one for us today," Guarino stated. "That is a miracle within itself but also is a tribute to her character. The pain she went through 90 days ago was not even close to what she went through today. To see her respond like that was amazing."
"Senior Julie Giannini was the captain of the ship and she taught a lot of the young runners to evolve and move," Guarino prasied.
The men were led by the senior duo of Pedrotti (9th; 25:48) and Liam Burke (10th; 25:54).
"The support we had from other USD teams such as volleyball , soccer, and rowing. That type of team spirit helped our runners be up front and go attack a very strong team like Stanford," Coach Guarino explained after the race.
In two weeks, the Toreros will compete in the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, Kansas.
USD Women's Results
6 Hannah Rasmussen FR 22:33
7 Madison Lambros FR 22:36
10 HOPE MCCLAUGHLIN SO 22:52
11 Julie Giannini SR 22:57
14 Caitlin Stoner FR 23:06
(15)CAMMY MANES FR 23:06
(16)NATALIE NORTH-COLE FR 23:10
USD Men's Results
1. 9 JAMES PEDROTTI SR 25:48
2. 10 Liam Burke SR 25:54
3. 14 Isaiah Quiambao JR 26:27
4. 16 TYLER HODGES SR 26:35
5. 17 Mitch Manis JR 25:56
6. 18 Patrick Bruce SO 27:05
7. 19 Zach Hinz SR 27:11
USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics