UCSD Cross Country BIO
 Elena Inouye
Team's Most Improved ... Academic Standard for the Triton women ... Ran in all six meets in her final season, factoring into the score five times ... Competed in her final race in Kahuku, Hawaii, at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships, where she finished fourth among Tritons and 95th overall with a time of 24:29.53 ... Occupied the No. 4 slot for the Tritons at the CCAA Championships, where she clocked in at 23:12.6 to finish 30th overall ... Also placed fourth among Tritons and 15th overall with a time of 16:08.9 at the UCSD Opener ... Had second-best finish for UCSD and finished fifth overall at the Lancer Invitational, turning in a time of 18:49 ... Was in the middle of the Tritons’ score card at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational (19:15.6, 56th).

CCAA All-Academic ... Competed in five events ... Was UCSD's second finisher in 67th Annual SDSU Aztec Invitational (19:57.7, 32nd) ... Earned a 24th-place finish overall in the Triton Classic Invitational (24:01.5) ... Finished 67th overall in the CCAA Championships (23:32) ... Placed 24th in the UCSD Opener (16:52.5).

Redshirted the season.

Team's Most Valuable Racer ... Was one of team's most consistent runners, finishing either first or second for UCSD in five out of six races ... Posted a total of four top 20 finishes on the year ... Started the season with a bang, finishing second overall with a time of 15:51.3 in UCSD's opener ... Was the Tritons' top finisher and placed 17th overall at 23:28.36 at the Southern Indiana Pre-National Invitational ... Time of 23:45.1 was good enough for 19th place at the CCAA Championships in McKinleyville ... Finished 37th overall at the NCAA West Regional in San Francisco, completing the course in 22:52.3.

Ran in all seven events during her first season as a Triton, scoring in all but one of them ... Finished 11th overall in UCSD's season opener, clocking in at 16:15.1 in her first collegiate meet ... Placed 13th at the UCSD Triton Classic after finishing the 6k in 22:57.5 ... Had another strong showing at the CCAA Championships, finishing second on the team and 18th overall with a time of 23:12.4 ... Earned Freshman of the Year honors for that performance ... Took 51st at the NCAA West Regional, crossing the finish line with a time of 24:09.7.

A 2008 graduate of West High School in Torrance ... Was a Third Team All-CIF, all-area, and all-league selection as a senior ... Helped WHS to a sixth-place finish at the California State Finals as a freshman in 2004 ... Has ran personal bests of 18:22 for the three-mile, 5:34 for the 1,600, and 11:52 for the 3,200 ... Also competed in basketball as a prepster.

Born Jan. 14, 1990 ... Parents are Eric and Diana Inouye ... Has a younger brother named Stefan ... Chemistry major at Revelle College ... Wants to go to pharmacy school and pursue a career as a pharmaceutical chemist in the future ... Likes spending time hiking, crafting, and baking when she's not running ... Is a fan of both Allyson Felix and Sonali Merrill ... Despicable Me is her favorite movie ... The Weeknd is at the top of her playlist at the moment ... Would eat shrimp for every meal if she had to ... Lists her parents as her biggest influences.

Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Torrance, CA
High School: West Torrance HS
College: Revelle
Major: Chemistry
Experience: 3 Letters
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