A 2012 graduate of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland ... Was pivotal in earning track and field team both the league championship and North Coast Section (NCS) Championship during senior year (2012) ... Won both the 1,600-meter run and 3,200 events with times of 5 minutes, 21.66 seconds and 12:06.65, respectively, at the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) Track & Field Championships in Castro Valley as a senior with the Dragons (2012) ... Ran the mile in a career-best time of 5:08.99 during track season en route to a fifth-place finish at the NCS Meet of Champions Finals during her senior year (2012) ... Clocked a personal best of 11:34.34 in the 3,200 during her 12th-place showing at the 2012 Dan Gabor Sprint/Distance Festival ... Won the 3,200 at the 2012 HAAL Championships - Finals with a finishing time of 12:06.65 ... Also competed for the Dragons in cross country and soccer in high school ... Had best time over three miles of 18:42 at the CIF NCS Championships to take 10th place during her senior year (2011) ... Placed 39th in the 5k at the 2011 CIF California State Cross Country Championships with a personal-best time of 19:07 as a senior.
Born July 25, 1994 in San Leandro ... Parents are Loren and Jacquelyn Diaz ... Has an older brother named Joe and a younger sister named Juliana ... Father competed in both pole vault and decathlon events for Cal Poly ... Is a marine biology major in Revelle College ... Considers her personal best in the mile during the NCS finals of her senior year her most memorable sports moment ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and the Spanish National Soccer Team ... Participates in soccer, surfing and snowboarding when not running ... Hope Solo is her favorite athlete ... Regards her aunt Joann and her high school track coach Andrew Cheng as her greatest influences.