Mario Flores
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: La Mirada, CA
High School: St. John Bosco HS
College: Muir
Major: NanoEngineering
Experience: 3 Letters
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Flores Photos

Team captain ... Represented UCSD in the 3000 steeplechase at the CCAA Championships, placing third (9:22.33).

Represented UCSD in the 3000 steeplechase at the CCAA Championships, finishing in sixth place with a time of 9:57.10 ... Ran a season best in the 3000 steeple at the Cal-Nevada Championships with a time of 8:38.13 ... At the UCSD Triangular meet he had a season-high finish of fourth place in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:03.04 and he also went a personal best in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.91.

Did not compete for the UCSD track and field team.

Posted a third-place finish at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge in the men's 800-meter run with a final time of 2 minutes, 0.41 seconds ... Finished the All-Cal Challenge 1,500 in 13th place with a time of 4:06.46 ... Competed in the 1,500 at the Cal-Nevada Championships, where he finished 14th with a time of 4:01.26 ... Took 12th in the 800 at the Soka Peace Invitational (1:58.70) ... Finished the Triton Invitational with a time of 4:06.25 in the 1,500.

A 2010 graduate of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower ... His cross country teams were Trinity League Champions advancing a streak to 16 straight years, which is the second-longest cross country streak in California state history (2006-09) ... Braves were 2006 CIF Southern Section Division II Champions during his freshman year ... Team was both the CIF Southern Section runner-up and CIF State runner-up in 2009 ... His team finished third in the state for the 2008 season ... Voted All-Trinity League in 2007 and 2008 ... Elected All-CIF Southern Section in 2008 ... Selected to the 2007 and 2008 Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Teams as part of the first team ... Personal records were 1:59.2 for the 800, 3:07 in the 1,200, 4:18.9 in the 1,600 and 9:29.8 in the 3,200.

Born Jan. 2, 1992 in Long Beach ... Parents are Alberto and Carmen Flores ... Has five siblings named Albert, Ruben, Carlos, Alinna and Juan Jose ... Majoring in nanoengineering at Muir College ... Aspires to pursue a career in nano based energy conversion after graduating from UCSD ... Most memorable track and field moment occurred in 2010 when he ran a 3:07 to open the distance medley at the Mt. SAC Relays, going on to help his team to a third-place finish with a time of 10:11.47 for a school record and the fifth-best time in the nation ... Running at the West Regionals in the snow was his most memorable UCSD moment ... Hobbies include playing ping-pong, pool and poker among other things ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New England Patriots ... Favorite athlete is teammate Daniel Franz ... Favorite movie is Disney's The Emperor's New Groove ... Listens to DJ Trillogy and Tanay B's Sum of Centrics Daft Punk mix ... Loves Roberto's hash brown burritos ... His godfather, Juan Jose Gonzalez, is his greatest influence.

Spirit Night 2015