Stockton, Calif. – Pacific Cross Country will begin its 2012 spring track season this Saturday in Turlock, Calif. for the Kym Dyst Invite. The event is held by Cal State Stanislaus on one of the nicest tracks on the west coast. The site held last season's NCAA Division II National Championships.
Head coach Josh Jones is excited to get the season rolling, but knows it might be a slow start saying, "We are limited on our runners to begin the season, but who we having running I am expecting a great weekend." He added, "Cassi Rush is returning from an illness that set her back a few weeks, but she will still run to get some experience under her legs.
The Tigers also plan to run freshman Micaela Todd in the 800m and 1500m to open the season. Jones commented on the Mill Creek, Washington native saying, "We are still trying to get her into race-shape from an injury in high school, but she is not far behind."
Rebecca Tuttle has worked hard all offseason and Jones will look for a great showing from the freshman. Also, he expects to see a phenomenal night from freshman Katie Castro saying, "[Castro] is ready to run a great race. She looks stronger than ever and is prepared to set a new personal record. I can't wait to see her out there."
The Tigers continue their spring season on March 17 for the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, California.