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Alia Bales
Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Temecula, CA
High School: Great Oak HS
College: Muir
Major: Literature/Writing
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
CCAA All-Academic ... Team captain ... Ran a season best 5:05.40 in the 1500 meters at the Aztec Invitational (3/28) ... Finished at 11:10.45 in the 3000 meters for a season best at the Rossi Relays (2/22) ... At the Triton Invitational (4/26), earned season best in the 5000 meters at 18:11.81 ... Ran a season best 38:35.72 in the 10000 meters at the Cal-Nevada Championships (4/4).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic ...Ran personal-best times in the 1500 and 5000 … Posted a time of 5:25.47 in the 1500 and Mangrum Invitational and a time of 19:11.63 in the 5000 at the Triton Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Redshirted the season due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula ... Recorded individuals bests of 5 minutes, 20 seconds in the 1,600-meter run and 11:32 in the 3,200 ... Ran with the South Temecula Track Club for three years in high school ... Also competed in cross country ... Was a two-time All-Southwestern League performer for the Wolf Pack ... Led GOHS to three straight CIF Southern Section titles from 2009-11 ... The Wolf Pack went on to win the state championship in 2010 ... Posted a personal best of 17.44 in 2009.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 26, 1993 in Reno, Nev. ... Parents are Hudson and Salma Bales ... Has a younger sister named Summer ... Is a literature/writing major at Muir College ... Plans to pursue a career as a high school English teacher ... Reading and writing are her hobbies ... Considers winning the Division I state championship in 2010 as a junior her most memorable track and field moment ... Roots for the LA Galaxy ... Lists Cool Runnings as her favorite film ... Listens to Foster the People ... Stuffed grape leaves are her favorite thing to eat ... Lists her parents as her greatest influence ... Was nicknamed "Slowpoke" when she was younger.

Birch Aquarium (mid-ad)