AS A FRESHMAN IN 2019
Ran a 2:22.81 in the 800 for a personal best mark at the California Collegiate Open (3/30) ... Placed 11th overall and set a personal best in the 1500 (5:01.68) at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/9).
A 2018 graduate of San Marcos High School in San Marcos ... First Team All-Avocado East honoree ... Avocado East League Champion (800) ... Track and Field Rookie of the Year ... Earned the Coaches Award ... School's Athletic Department's Sportsmanship Award.
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.