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Dereka Chargualaf
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Diego, CA
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry
Experience: 1 Letter
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Ran a top time of 12.92 seconds in the women's 100-meter dash at the Point Loma Collegiate Open to place sixth overall ... Contributed a finishing time of 26.26 in the 200 prelims at the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships, where she placed seventh in her heat and 28th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in Del Mar ... Placed third in the 100 event (13.20) and fourth in the 200 (27.27) at the Western League Prelims in 2010 ... Also competed in the Western League Prelims in 2011, where she placed second in the same events with a time of 13.08 in the 100 and 26.87 in the 200, respectively ... Competed in the City Conference Finals, where she came in second in the 100 (13.07) and third in the 200 (26.96) ... A year later, she placed third in the 100 at the Western League Finals (12.72) ... Received the "Most Improved" Award, "Post Memorial" Award, "Most Valuable Track Athlete" Award, and named to the Union-Tribune's All-Academic Team twice ... Best times include 12.65 in the 100, earned at the San Diego Section CIF Prelims in a seventh-place showing in 2011, and 26.23 in the 200, which she acquired in a sixth-place finish at the San Diego CIF Prelims in 2010 ... Contended in the 100 (12.76, 12th) and 200 (26.24, 6th) at the San Diego CIF Finals as a junior with the Dons (2010) ... Placed eighth in the 200 at the 2011 San Diego Section CIF Masters, where she crossed the finish line in 12.67.

PERSONAL
Born May 18, 1993 in Tamuning, Guam ... Daughter of Joseph and Cynthia Chargualaf ... Has one younger sister named Danika ... A biochemistry major in Sixth College ... Her uncle, Edward Chargualaf Jr., played football for the University of Hawaii ... Career goal is to become a pharmacist ... Loves going to the beach, playing beach volleyball and riding her beach cruiser ... Allyson Felix is her favorite athlete ... Enjoys watching Disney movies ... "We Could Be Amazing" by Andy Grammer is at the top of her music playlist ... Loves eating carne asada fries ... Names her parents, little sister, sprint coach, and her friend Dana Conlin as the people who have impacted her life the most ... Favorite UCSD moment was when she and other teammates cheered on her teammates during the 10,000 in the middle of the pouring rain on the first day of the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships in 2012.


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