Hitting a Rough Patch

Michael Baham

Staff Writer


The cross country team was busy setting new team records at the Stanford Invitational last week. The team was partaking in the SF State Distance Carnival and a few people set new personal records (PR).

At Stanford, sophomore Hugh Nicklason came in fourth in the second heat of the men’s 1500m with a time of 3:43.70, breaking his own school record. In the second heat of the women’s 5000m, sophomore Weronika Pyzik finished third and set a new USF record of 15:59.00. In the first heat of the men’s 10000m, senior Alex Short set a school record of 28:46.83. The last school record broken while at Stanford was by senior Charlotte Taylor who finished fourth in the first heat of the women’s 10000m with a time of 32:11.80. Some other highlights at Stanford were senior Ryan Driscoll, finishing fourth in the third heat of the men’s 3000m steeplechase and sophomore Isabelle Brauer, who finished second in the second heat of the women’s 10000m.

At the Distance Carnival the Dons took home a few top ten finishes and many set new PR’s. Sophomore Emma Stahr finished tenth in the women’s 1500m and took seventh with a PR of 2:10.15 in the women’s 800m. Junior Asaundra Dalton took seventh in the women’s 400m. Junior Mohammad Aziz took sixth in the 3000m steeplechase and set a new PR. Nicklason took sixth in the men’s 800m. Freshman Tatjana Shulte took fifth in the women’s 5000m. Junior Katoa Ahua took first in javelin with 54.44m toss. Chase Midyett, Skylar Fenton, Amy Glaser, and Kelsey Nielsen all set PRs at the Distance Carnival in their respective races.

Next up for track and field will be the Mr. SAC Relays from Thursday , April 13 to Saturday, April 15, the Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday, April 14, and the Woody Wilson Classic on Saturday, April 15. Be sure to follow up to date live stats on usfdons.com


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