Tanner Collins
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: Aliso Viejo, CA
High School: Aliso Niguel HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry/Chemistry
Experience: 2 Letters
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USTFCCCA All-Region (5000m) ... Won the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:00.46 at the San Diego Challenge ... Finished the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:57.28 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/12) ... Had the season best time for UCSD in the 3,000 meters with 8:34.54 at the Rossi Relays (2/22) ... Had an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14:27.19 in the 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (4/17).

Contended in the 5000 meter run at CCAA Championships, finishing ninth with a time of 15:28.14 … Ran a personal best time of 14:37.98 in the 5000 at the Occidental Distance Carnival, making it on the top ten all-time best marks in school history at number five. Also had best times in the 3000 (8:37.23) and the 1500 (3:59.70). 

Did not compete. 

A 2011 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo ... Named the "ANHS Male Athlete of the Year" as a senior ... Named both the "MVP" and the "Track Distance Runner of the Year" on the track and field team in 2011 ... Recorded a personal best of 4 minutes, 25.63 seconds in the 1,600-meter run at the South Coast League (SCL) Prelims, where he finished fifth overall as a senior with the Wolverines (2011) ... Has a personal-best time of 9:28 in the 3,200, a ANHS record he set at the SCL Championships ... Two-time SCL honoree on the cross country squad ... Took home "Cross Country Runner of the Year" accolades in 2009 and 2010 ... Also made First Team All-League as a sophomore in cross country (2008) ... Ran a personal-best time of 15:10 in the three mile.

Born July 12, 1993 in Huntington Beach ... Son of Gary and Terri Collins ... Has a younger brother named Tyler and a younger sister McKenzie ... Is a biochemistry/chemistry major in Sixth College ... Setting the ANHS record in the 3,200 at the SCL Championships is his most memorable track and field memory ... Running the 5th best 500m time in UCSD history at the Occidental Distance Carnival is his favorite UCSD moment ... Roots for the L.A. Lakers and St. Louis Rams ... Kobe Bryant is his favorite athlete ... Django tops his list of great movies ... 311 is on his playlist ... Daniel Hauptman's homemade vegetarian chili is the one food he would choose to eat for the rest of his life if given the chance ... Can be found surfing in his spare time ... Ron Swanson is his two greatest influence ... Has plans to go to dental school and become a dentist or oral surgeon in the future after graduating from UC San Diego.