UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Tanner Collins

Team captain ... All-CCAA honoree ... Represented UCSD at the CCAA Championships in the 10000, placing third with a time of 31:45.24, and the 5000, placing 12th with a 14:59.71 effort ... Grabbed a provisional qualifier, running 14:33.10 for 5000 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) .... Won the 5000 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/14) with a time of 15:10.99 ... Finished the 800 in 1:57.22 at the Triton Invitational (4/25) ... Ran the 1500 in 3:56.58 at the Aztec Invitational (3/27).

USTFCCCA All-Region (5000) ... Won the 5000 with a time of 15:00.46 at the San Diego Challenge ... Finished the 1500 with a time of 3:57.28 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/12) ... Had the season-best time for UCSD in the 3000 with 8:34.54 at the Rossi Relays (2/22) ... Had an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14:27.19 in the 5000 at Mt. SAC Relays (4/17).

Competed in the 5000 meters at the CCAA Championships, finishing ninth with a time of 15:28.14 ... Ran a personal-best time of 14:37.98 in the 5000 at the Occidental Distance Carnival, making it on the top ten all-time best marks in school history at number five. Also had best times in the 3000 (8:37.23) and the 1500 (3:59.70).

Did not compete in track and field.

A 2011 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo ... Named the ANHS Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Named both the MVP and the Track Distance Runner of the Year on the track and field team in 2011 ... Recorded a personal best of 4 minutes, 25.63 seconds in the 1600-meter run at the South Coast League (SCL) Prelims, where he finished fifth overall as a senior with the Wolverines (2011) ... Had a personal-best time of 9:28 in the 3200, an ANHS record he set at the SCL Championships ... Two-time SCL honoree on the cross country squad ... Took home Cross Country Runner of the Year accolades in 2009 and 2010 ... Also made First Team All-League as a sophomore in cross country (2008) ... Ran a personal-best time of 15:10 in the three mile.

Born July 12, 1993 in Huntington Beach ... Parents are Gary and Terri Collins ... Has a younger brother named Tyler and a younger sister McKenzie ... Biochemistry/chemistry major at Sixth College ... Has plans to go to dental school and become a dentist or oral surgeon in the future after graduating from UCSD ... Setting the ANHS record in the 3,200 at the SCL Championships is his most memorable track and field memory ... Running the fifth-best 5000 time in UCSD history at the Occidental Distance Carnival is his favorite UCSD moment ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and St. Louis Rams ... Kobe Bryant is his favorite athlete ... Django tops his list of great movies ... Listens to 311 ... Loves Daniel Hauptman's homemade vegetarian chili ... Can be found surfing in his spare time.

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: Aliso Viejo, CA
High School: Aliso Niguel HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry/Chemistry
Experience: 2 Letters
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