Sydney Szabo
Sydney Szabo
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
High School: San Clemente HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 1V

2015-16 -- Cross Country: Began sophomore season by winning the Lagoon Open at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 5, clocking a 5K time of 17:53.85 while leading the Mustangs to a dominant 17-43 team victory ... was then seventh at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 11, running the 4.2K in 14:29.4, before adding a 14th-place 6K performance of 21:14.7 at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26 ... finished 17th at the Big West Championships at UC Riverside’s Ag/Ops Course on Oct. 31, in 21:19.69, as the Mustangs won the conference title with 39 points ... closed out the fall with a 67th-place time of 21:51.5 at the NCAA West Regional meet in Seattle on Nov. 13.

2014-15 -- Track: Was the Big West runner-up in the 10,000 meters, earning all-conference status thanks to her time of 37:36.02 (just 2.5 seconds back of the title-winning pace) ... also came in fourth place at the Big West finals for the 5,000, posting a performance of 17:51.54 at UC Riverside (following a season-best 17:09.66 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on the campus of Azusa Pacific on April 17) ... also ran the 3,000m in a third-place showing of 10:04.20 at the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UCSB at Westmont College on May 2, contributing to the 108.5-89.5 Mustang victory over the Gauchos. Cross Country: Began an impressive true-freshman season with a 10th-place finish at the Lagoon Open 5K on Aug. 30, at 18:15.36 ... then added a 25th-place 6K time (21:41) at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 27 ... ultimately came in 10th at the Big West Conference Championships in Riverside, with a performance of 21:01.3 on Nov. 1, before clocking a 57th-place 21:28.7 at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford on Nov. 14.

Prep -- At San Clemente High School, ran the 5K in 18:40.93; in 2013, contributed to the fastest combined team time in Triton history ... her track PRs included 5:11.34 in the 1,600 and 10:59.52 in the 3,200 ... also competed in The L.A. Marathon and was part of Students Run L.A. ... as a senior, won the program’s coach’s award ... belonged to the California Scholarship Federation and was an honors student.

Personal -- Born on Dec. 15, 1995 in Philadelphia ... daughter of Wayne and Susan ... has a brother, Jack ... majors in food science.