AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA Freshman of the Year ... USTFCCCA All-Region Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/6) ... Made her NCAA Championships debut with an 18th-place finish (38'8.75") in the triple jump (5/24).
A 2012 graduate of Valley Christian High School in San Jose ... Earned Athlete of the Year Award during her senior year (2012) ... Placed 13th overall in the long jump, leaping a distance of 17'11.5", at the California CIF State Meet after finishing second at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championships with a personal-record mark of 18'5.5" as a senior (2012) ... Was champion in both the long jump (17'10.75") and triple jump (35'8") events at the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Finals during her junior year (2011) ... Jumped to a personal-best measure of 37'5.75" in the triple jump en route to a fourth-place finish at the CCS Top 8 Classic as a senior (2012) ... Won the long jump at the CCS Championships Finals with a season-best mark of 18'3.25" as a junior (2011) ... Her 4x100-meter relay team placed second at the CCS Finals during her senior year at VCHS (2012) ... Ran the Warriors' third leg of the 4x100 relay at the West Coast Relays, finishing in first place with a time of 49.47 seconds during her senior year (2012) ... Sprinted to a personal-best time of 26.53 in the 200 at the K-Bell Invitational to finish sixth overall as a senior (2012) ... Took sixth place in the 100 during the CCS Frosh/Soph Classic for a personal-record time of 13.24 as a freshman (2009) ... Also played Varsity volleyball all four years for the Warriors (2008-11) ... Additionally, competed with the East Bay Express Track Team (2011-12) and the Stingray Volleyball Club in San Jose (2009-11).
Born Jan. 31, 1994 in San Jose ... Daughter of Kim and Steve Sato ... Relative Rachel Alvey plays volleyball for San Diego ... Majoring in cognitive science with specialization in neuroscience at Revelle College ... Plans to work in a research lab as a neuropsychologist upon graduating from UCSD ... Winning her event at the Central Coast Section meet after pulling her hamstring during her first-place finish at the WCAL Championships is her most memorable track and field moment ... Cheers for UC San Diego teams ... Hobbies include surfing, volleyball, Photoshop and dancing ... Favorite movie is 500 Days of Summer ... City and Colour's "The Girl" is on her playlist ... Would eat White Rabbit candy for the rest of her life if given the chance ... C.S. Lewis and coach Greg Marshall are her greatest influences.
2013 NCAA Division II Championships
Triple Jump - 38'8.75" (Finals) - 18th Place