AS A SENIOR IN 2014
Team captain ... Ran a personal-best time for the season of 5:02.08 in the 1500 meters at the Triton Invitational (4/26).
AS A SENIOR IN 2013
Competed in the 800 and 1500 meters for the Tritons ... Ran season-best times of 4:52.50 in the 1500 at the All-UC Meet and 2:24.87 in the 800 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Finished eighth in her heat and 16th overall (4:58.30) in the 1,500 meters at the CCAA Championships ... Placed eighth in her section and 30th overall in the 1,500 at the Aztec Invitational, running a time of 4:51.46 ... Finished with a time of 11:08.16 in the 3,000 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, where she placed 12th overall.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Posted a ninth-place finish at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge in the 1,500 with a time of 5:00.12 ... Captured an 11th-place result in the 1,500 with a time of 4:51.68 at the All-Cal Challenge ... Competed at the Cal-Nevada Championships, finishing in 14th place in the 1,500 (4:58.28) ... Finished the 3,000 in ninth place at 10:56.87 during the Mangrum Invitational ... Also finished ninth in the 5,000 at the Triton Invitational with a final time of 19:08.19 ... Posted a 14th-place performance with a time of 19:21.59 in the 5,000 at the CCAA Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Finished the 1,500 in fifth place with a time of 5:04.83 during the Tritons' season opener.
A 2009 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo ... All-league track and field athlete for three years (2007-09) ... Led team to Sea View League championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and a second-place showing at Orange County Championships in 2009 ... Statistical bests of 2:22 in 800, 5:09 in the 1,600, and 11:18 in the 3,200 ... Took 13th overall in the 1,600 at the CIF-SS Division I Preliminaries as a senior with the Mustangs (2009) ... Also was an all-league cross country athlete in back-to-back years at THHS (2007-08).
Born July 20, 1991 in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico ... Parents are David and Antonia Cruz ... Has two older siblings named David and Sandra and one younger sister named Brenda ... Cognitive science major with specialization in neuroscience at Revelle College ... Intends to go on to graduate school after earning her degree from UCSD ... Roots for the San Antonio Spurs ... Favorite athlete is American marathon Olympian and San Diego native Desiree Davila.