Castro Unfazed By Weather Conditions


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San Francisco, Calif. –
Stealing the show for Pacific Cross Country, again, was freshman Katie Castro who posted another personal record in the 5K to beat all other collegiate runners on March 24 at the 2012 Johnny Mathis Track and Field Invitational. Castro crossed the line with a time of 17:35.74 in blistering weather conditions at the event hosted by the University of San Francisco.

Head coach Josh Jones was pleasantly surprised by Castro's time saying, "With the rain and cold temperatures I am so impressed with the race [Castro] ran. She was running all by herself with professional competitors in front and all the collegiate runners to her back. I can't say enough about the performance she had today."

Also, running in the 5K was freshman Rebecca Tuttle who started strong in the first mile, but the weather conditions made it difficult to make a move while in the pack, she finished with a time of 19:46.87.

Competing in the 1500m run was freshman Micaela Todd who posted her personal best time of 5:40.81. Jones said of Todd's best time, "She had great kick in route to setting her personal best. She has been working really hard and I think she is finally close to feeling 100 percent. 

The Tigers will continue their track season on April 6 at the Delta invite at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.