Sophomore (2012-13): Ran the team's best 5k time at the UC Riverside Invitational (19:30)... Also raced in the Triton Classic and the Bronco Invite... During the spring track season, established a personal best in the 1500m at the SDSU Aztec Invite (5:08.56)... Competed mostly in the 1500m during the spring... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.85 GPA.
Freshman (2011-12): Had the team's top time at the Fullerton Invite with a 6k run of 23:51.6... Finished in 63rd place at the WCC Championships (6k; 23:44.0)... Clocked her season-best 6k time of 22:39.4 at the UC Riverside Invitational... Also competed in the Stanford Invite (6k; 24:14.0) and Bronco Invite (5k; 19:30.8)... In the spring track season, competed primarily in the 800m, running a season-best time of 2:22.80 at the Occidental Invitational... Also competed in the 400m, 4x400 relay and 5000m... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.87 GPA.
High School/Prep: Attended Hinsdale Central High School, earning a total of seven varsity letters for head coach Mark McCabe; three in cross country and four in track and field... As a senior, set a personal record with a time of 18:34 in the three-mile at the cross country State meet... Won the Red Devil Athlete Award during her senior year, while also being an IHSA Scholar and All-Academic as a junior and senior... Was named All-Conference at the sophomore level... Notched a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:19... Was a state qualifier in the 4x800 in 2010 and in the 4x400 in 2011.
Personal: Born June 14, 1993 in Downers Grove, IL.... Daughter of Ben and Anna Kuckertz... Chose USD because she got to know the campus and the area very well since her sister, Jennie, went to USD and it offers most of the academic areas she is interested in... Her sister, Jennie, ran cross country at USD and her other sister, Elaine, competed in cross country and track at Brown University... Has five sisters and has never been outside the US, but dreams of visiting Venice... She works as a lifeguard during the summer and loves spending time outdoors running, being at the pool, or hanging out with friends.
San Diego, CA - Toreros lit up the night with their outstanding performances at the SDSU Aztec Inviational this past weekend. Racing under the lights is every runners fantasy. The night clearly... Read More [+]
La Jolla, CA - Our Torero runners shifted into a new gear this last Saturday. With it only being the second meet of the 2013 track season there is much to look forward to as our runners continue... Read More [+]
Claremont, CA - Torero track is off to a promising start this last Saturday at the Rossi Relays in Claremont, CA. For our freshmen, it was their first taste of the collegiate track and field scene.... Read More [+]
La Jolla, CA - With the 2012 track season coming to an end, the Toreros are valuing each stride and had many successful performances this weekend at the UCSD Triton Invite in La Jolla, California. ... Read More [+]
Walnut, CA - Lauren Rice (Minnetonka, Minn.) raced the 10,000m for the first time in a Torero uniform. She was attempting to break Samantha Espindola's school record that was set at UCLA two years ... Read More [+]
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 2012 track season is well underway and the Toreros had many strong performances this weekend at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational. Competing against a large field which... Read More [+]
Point Loma, CA - After competing in less than ideal racing conditions at the Point Loma Nazarene track two weeks ago, the Torero Distance Squad headed back to Point Loma in hope of some better... Read More [+]
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of San Diego freshman runner Taylor Paschen has made a seamless transition from high school cross country and track and is beginning to make her mark on the Torero... Read More [+]