Tigers Announce The Signing Of A Pair Of Runners
Feb. 9, 2011
Stockton, Calif. - Pacific Women's Cross Country Coach Josh Jones has announced the signing of Katie Castro and Rebecca Tuttle to national letters of intent. Both will join the Tigers in the fall semester of 2011.
A Wildcat from Los Gatos High School Castro was a dual sport athlete as she starred on both the cross country and track teams in high school. She earned accolades as the Wildcats' MVP of the cross country team as a junior in 2009 and took home fifth place at the Central Coast Cross Country Sectionals (CCS). That year Castro also served as co-captain of both the cross country and track teams. In her senior season, Castro served as the team captain for the Wildcats cross country and track teams and claimed sixth place at the CCS. Katie achieved set a personal-record at the Crystal Springs 2.95 mile course with a time of 18:37. In the 1600m and 3200m, Castro's personal records are 5:18, and 11:20 respectively. She has been a member of the California Scholarship Federation and appeared on the Principal's Scholar List for all four years at Los Gatos. Castro was also a recipient of the Wildcat Service Award which honors students who have assumed an active role in community service and have demonstrated leadership both in and outside of the classroom.
"Katie will make an immediate impact on our cross country team," said Jones. "This past season she ran a personal record time of 18:57 for a 5k at the CIF Cross Country State Championships. Her personality, work ethic and running talent will be a great addition to our growing program."
Coming to Pacific from Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif., Tuttle was the recipient of the Coaches' Award and was a varsity letter winner each of her four years of high school. Rebecca's team earned a 10th place finish at the DIII state competition. Her personal record for the 5k came at the CIF Cross Country State meet where she ran a 19:16. Additionally, Tuttle's personal records sit at 18:04 in the 3 mile distance, 5:24 in the 1600 and 11:28 in the 3200 distances. Academically she has appeared on the Principal's honor roll, earned scholar-athlete accolades and served as captain of her high school team.
"Rebecca is a person who loves to run," stated Jones. "She is a quality person that will be a great addition to our team's personality. She has run at the CIF Cross Country State Meet with a personal best time of 19:16 for a 5k. She has a lot of room for improvement and it will be exciting to see how fast she will end up running."