Cassidy Towner
Cassidy  Towner


Placentia, Calif.

High School:
El Dorado HS



Cross Country Competes Against Region's Best Friday

XC at NCAA West Regional Friday


Cross Country Races at MW Championships Friday

XC at MW Championships Friday


Cross Country Closes Regular Season in Riverside Saturday

XC closes regular season Saturday


Cross Country Visits MW Foe Saturday

XC visits MW foe Saturday


Sixty-Nine Aztecs Garner MW All-Academic Status

69 named Academic All-MW

· Three-time Mountain West Fall All-Academic Team (2014-16)
· Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team (2017)

Collegiate Bests
1,500 Meters (Outdoor): 4:42.84 (April 4, 2015 at UCLA Legends Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.)
3,000 Meters (Indoor): 10:15.21 (Jan. 30, 2016 at UW Invitational - Seattle, Wash.)
3,000 Meters (Outdoor): 10:10.52 (April 25, 2015 at UCSD Triton Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.)
5,000 Meters (Outdoor): 17:41.37 (May 6, 2017 at Oxy Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.)
5,000 Meters (Cross Country): 18:04.6 (Oct. 3, 2015 at UNLV Invitational - Las Vegas, Nev.)
6,000 Meters (Cross Country): 21:38.0 (Sept. 17, 2016 at UC Riverside Invitational - Riverside, Calif.)

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2015: 22nd (17:50.77 - 5,000 Meters)

NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships
2016: 130th (22:01.9 – 6K)
2015: 155th (22:57.3 - 6K)
2014: 158th (22:56.4 - 6K)

Mountain West Cross Country Championships
2016: 70th (22:55.9 – 6K)
2015: 35th (24:58.97 - 6K)
2014: 64th (22:43.0 - 6K)

Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in two meets each in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 ... Logged a PR at the Oxy Invittaional in the 5K (17:41.37, 43rd) ... Fourth-place finish in the 3K at the Triton Invitational (10:11.99) ... Placed 13th in the 3K at the Aztec Invitational (Invite) (10:18.84) and the 1,500 meters at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (4:57.82).

Indoor Track and Field:
Did not compete.

Cross Country:
Competed in all seven of the Aztecs’ races … Was the team’s third-place finisher in the first four races of the season and at the NCAA West Regional … Opened the year with a 10th-place finish at the Mark Covert Classic (19:01.2 – 5K) … Ran a 6K PR at the UC Riverside Invitational (21:38.0) … Was 15th at the Highlander Invitational with a 18:05.30 time, just one second off of her 5K PR … Ran the best NCAA West Regional time of her career with her 22:01.9 6K time (130th) … Fourth-place finish came at the Aztec Invitational (19:09.3) … Crossed the finish line at the Capital Corss Challenge in 22:03.8 (6K).

Outdoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the outdoor campaign.

Indoor Track and Field: Ran in one race, taking 32nd in the 3,000 at the UW Invitational on Jan. 16 ... the time of 10:15.21 was the fourth fastest in school history.

Cross Country: Ran in all seven races for the Aztecs, running in the top three on the team in six races, including being the No. 1 runner at the MW Championships ... was 35th at the MW Championships in 24:58.97 (6K) at elevation in Reno, Nev. ... came in 155th the following week at the NCAA West Regional (6K) in 22:57.3 ... had a successful first five races, finishing among the top 10 three times and adding a 16th-place finish ... was fifth at the Mark Covert Classic (5K) on Sept. 5 in 18:35.59, 10th at the Aztec Invitational (5K) on Sept. 18 in 18:51.12, fourth at the UNLV Invitational (5K) on Oct. 3 in a personal-best time of 18:04.6 and 16th at the Highlander Invitational (5K) on Oct. 17 in 18:20.44.

Outdoor Track and Field: Ran in seven races across four events, mainly focusing on the 5K ... ran the 5K at the MW Championships, taking 22nd in 17:50.77 on May 16 ... ran a 5K collegiate best of 17:49.09 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 17 ... also was fourth in the event at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on March 14 in 18:05.75 and seventh at the Aztec Invitational on March 27 in 18:03.24 ... posted an impressive time of 4:42.84 in the 1,500 at the UCLA Legends Invitational for seventh on April 4 and 10:10.52 in the 3K at the UCSD Triton Invitational for fourth on April 25.

Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season.

Cross Country: Ran in all seven races, finishing six, in her first collegiate cross country season ... ended her season in 158th at the NCAA West Regional (6K) on Nov. 14 in 22:56.4 ... also was 64th at the MW Championships (6K) on Oct. 31 in 22:43.0 ... had two top-20 finishes on the year, including 17th at the Mark Covert Classic 5K in 18:56.4 on Aug. 30 and 18th at the Highlander Invitational 5K in 18:18.6 on Oct. 18 ... also was 39th at the UC Riverside Invitational in a season-best 6K of 22:10.4 on Sept. 13.

High School
Was a four-year letterwinner at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif ... posted outdoor PR's of 2:18.96 in the 800, 5:04.10 in the 1,600 and 10:43.96 in the 3,200, cross country bests of 17:00.7 in the 3-mile and 18:30 in the 5K, and an indoor best of 5:26.97 in the mile ... competed in the mile at the 2014 California state indoor championships, won the 3,200 at the outdoor 2014 Century League championship meet, and finished her prep career as a two-time CIF Southern Section finals qualifier in both outdoor tracwask and field (2013 and 2014) and cross country (2012 and 2013) ... also broke a 33-year old school record in the 3,200, and, in 2013, became the first CIF finalist in cross country at El Dorado HS in 30 years ... was named first-team all-league all four years in both cross country and track & field, as well as both the Century League Distance Runner of the Year and Orange County Register all-county cross country team as a senior, and a three-time all-county cross country honoree ... a four-time scholar-athlete and National Honor Society member ... also played soccer at El Dorado HS.

Cassidy Towner was born Aug. 25, 1996, in Placentia, Calif. ... daughter of Kendra and Ken Towner ... was also recruited by USC, UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State, Arizona State, UC San Diego and Cal State Fullerton ... majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in physical therapy.

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