AS A FRESHMAN IN 2018
CCAA All-Academic ... Placed 21st overall (18:28.3) at the Coyote Challenge (9/22) ... Finished 90th overall at the Conference Cross-Over with a time of 23:56.2 (10/6) ... Placed 24th overall and fourth among Tritons with a time of 19:38.5 at the Mark Covert Invitational (9/1) ... Finished 75th overall and ninth among Tritons with a time of 24:18.6 at the CCAA Championships (11/3).
A 2018 graduate of San Marcos High School in San Marcos ... Led San Marcos High to three-straight Avocado East League championships from 2014-16 ... Winner of the San Marcos High Sportsmanship Award as a senior ... Earned the Coaches Award as a senior in 2017 ... A First-Team All-Avocado East League selection as a senior ... Named Most Dedicated as a sophomore ... A Second-Team All-Avocado East League choice as a sophomore ... Helped the Knights finish second at the CIF-San Diego Section Championships as a freshman.
Born March 19 in San Jose ... Daughter of Waldina and Mike Valencia ... Has a younger brother Miguel ... Cousin Alex Jackson plays professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization after being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft ... Father attended UC San Diego ... Majoring in law and society with a minor in cognitive science at Sixth College ... Intends on attending law school after graduation and later working for the FBI ... Enjoys writing, photography, baking and cooking ... Favorite athlete is American middle-distance runner Brenda Martinez ... Favorite UC San Diego moment was watching her teammates break the school record in the steeplechase at the 2019 CCAA Championship meet ... Likes the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens ... Listens to AJR and Panic! at the Disco ... Loves eating fried chicken and waffles ... Bounced back from having her thyroid removed following her freshman year of high school after being diagnosed with papilary thyroid cancer.