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 Merin Arft

AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
CCAA Spring All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/3) ... Broke school record in 3000 steeplechase (10:57.34), achieving NCAA pro qualifier and finishing second at California Collegiate Invitational (4/1).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Represented UCSD in the 3000 steeplechase at the CCAA Championships, finishing in sixth place with a time of 11:05.92 ... Ran a season-best time of 11:02.58 in the 3000 steeplechase at the Brayn Clay Invitational (4/15). 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
CCAA All-Academic ... Ran season-best time of 4:51.42 in the 1500 at Aztec Invitational ... Ran 11:28.94 in 3000 steeplechase at Bryan Clay Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2014 graduate of Claremont High School ... Four-time All-Sierra League First Team honoree ... Led the Wolves to two league titles in 2012 and 2013 ... Also competed in soccer.

PERSONAL
Born May 5 in Royal Oak, Mich. ... Parents are Kelly and Lisa Arft ... Has two older sisters named Emily and Haley, and a younger sister named Lauren ... Haley plays soccer at Azusa Pacific ... Economics major at Roosevelt College ... Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Listens to The Shins, The Kooks and Alina Baraz.

Position: Distance
Year: Junior
City/State: Claremont, CA
High School: Claremont HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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