Top two teams and four individuals not on qualifying teams advance to NCAA Championship
Sarah Tusting finishes fifth overall
2010: Earned top-10 finish at season-opening Hornet Jamboree, finishing seventh overall in a time of 18:07... Placed third among Aggie runners (51st overall) at at Stanford Invitational... Team's No. 2 runner at Bronco Invitational, finishing 31st in a time of 17:48.8 (10/16)... Scored at Big West Championship, finishing 38th in a time of 22:04.2... Earned Big West All-Academic distinction.
2009: Competed in three meets, including Big West Conference Championship (30th)... Finished 5th among Aggie runners (130th overall) at ISU Pre-National meet.
TRACK & FIELD: Lone 2011 appearances were 5th-place finish in 1,500 at Causeway Dual (4/2) and 8th-place finish in two mile at SFSU Distance Carnival (3/25)... Redshirted 2010 season.
BENICIA HS '09: Three-time state meet qualifier in cross country, including 15th-place showing (18:19) as a senior... Placed 2nd at Sac-Joaquin Section meet to advance... Previous state finishes were 57th (2006) and 104th (2005)... Also advanced to CIF state track championships in 3,200, placing 22nd (11:00.33)... Won CIF-SJS Masters Meet (11:04.43) to earn ticket to state meet... Hit two-mile PR of 10:56.55 at Arcadia Invitational... Four-year Honor Roll member and winner of Principal's Scholar award... Earned All-America honors (15th place) at 2007 Junior Olympics for Buffalo Babes club.
PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in chemical engineering... Parents are John & Karen Tusting... Career highlight was winning a section title in 3,200 as a high school senior.