Oberschelp leads Gaucho women at T&F finals

Oberschelp leads Gaucho women at T&F finals

The Saddleback women's track & field team finished in 32nd place at the state track & field finals in San Diego over the weekend.  Sophomore Rachel Oberschelp led the Gauchos in the finals on Saturday.

Saddleback had three women at the finals as Oberschelp was one of three freshmen to make the trip.  She finished fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Saturday, earning five points towards the team total.

Oberschelp had a personal-best time of 11:40.92 to finish less than five seconds out of third and 18 seconds off the lead pace.  It was nearly 25 seconds better than her previous-best time at the Southern California Finals the previous weekend.

Oberschelp finished second among athletes from Southern California, just 4.76 seconds behind College of the Canyons runner Jessica Ruiz.

In addition to Oberschelp, Angelica Vallier finished ninth in the steeplechase while Caroline Dagarin finished 11th in the 1,500 meters.