Cocco Places 12th At Aztec Invitational To Lead Trojans
Sept. 13, 2008
USC sophomore Sarah Cocco placed 12th to lead the Trojans to a sixth-place finish at the Aztec Invitational today (Sept. 13) in San Diego, Calif.
Cocco, who won the 2007 Aztec Invitational with a time of 17:43, placed 12th today with a time of 18:17. The Trojans drew a tough starting position, beginning all the way to the right on a course that makes a quick 90 degree turn to the left which left the USC runners chasing the leaders right from the start.
Redshirt junior Christine Greer had a new 5K personal best despite not feeling well before the race, finishing 62nd with a time of 19:08. USC's fifth finisher and final scoring runner was junior Chanel Fischetti who placed 79th with a time of 19:32, one second off her time at the 2007 Aztec Invitational.
Freshmen Jessica Lundin (19:39) and Leah Gaeta (19:40) both shaved around nine seconds off their times in their collegiate debut last weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational. Sophomore Briana Bentley was USC's eighth runner with a time of 20:17.
The Women of Troy will next be in action on Oct. 4 at the Pepperdine Invitational in Malibu, Calif.