USC Cross Country Opens Season At Pepperdine Invitational Thursday

    Aug. 31, 2016

    The USC women’s cross country team will open the 2016 season at the Pepperdine Invitational (4K) at Alumni Park in Malibu, Calif. on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. The Trojans will be competing against CSU Bakersfield, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and host Pepperdine.

    “The first meet every year is to see where we are at, see how the summer base training has gone and to see how the team stacks up right now,” said USC cross country coach David Freeman. “It is a low-key meet, it is only a 4K, so it is more of a time trial type of scenario to see where we are at so we can see how to move forward, how to train and gauge how well each person trained during the summertime. That is typically what the first meet is for, just get all the rust out of the way.”

    Expected to run at the Pepperdine Invitational will be Chloe Berry (Fr.), Rachel Glynn (So.), Amber Gore (So.), Lorea Ibarzabal (Sr.), Lauren Maurer (So.), Madison Ricks (Rs. So.), Mikaela Smith (So.) and Kamryn Weber (Fr.).

    “We will have roughly two and a half weeks between meets to see what we need to tweak and work on,” said Freeman. “I think we are heading the right direction, we are still young.” USC’s next meet will the UC Riverside Invitational in Riverside, Calif. on Sept. 17.