Stockton, Calif. – Freshman cross country runner Katie Castro was honored by the Big West Conference on Tuesday, October 11. The first year runner was the top finisher for the Tigers in the UCSD Triton Classic, leading her to being named the Big West Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
The Los Gatos, Calif., native placed 17th out of 122 runners after crossing the finish line with a time of 23:44 in the women's 6k. It was Castro's second fastest time as a collegiate runner on what was one of her toughest courses. It is Pacific's first Big West Conference honor of the season.
Castro looks to build on the honor this week as she leads the Tigers to Santa Clara, Calif. for the 5K Bronco Invitational.