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Marie Diaz
Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Leandro, CA
High School: Bishop O'Dowd HS
College: Revelle
Major: Marine Biology
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Ran in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, and 5000 meters for the Tritons ... Season-best time of 2:23.84 in the 800 occurred at the Triton Invitational (4/26) ... Ran a 4:42.20 in the 1500 to earn her season-best mark at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/12) ... Completed the 5000 meters in 18:23.41 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/15) for a season-best time.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Competed in the 1500 at CCAA Championships, placing fourth in prelims and seventh in finals with a time of 4:48.09 … Ran a season best time of 4:39.51 in the 1500 at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, making it to the all-time top performances at no.10 in UCSD history for that event … Also competed in the 800 and 3000 … At Triton Invitational finished with a best mark of 2:18.48 in the 800 and at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge ran the fastest time of the season for the Tritons in the 3000, clocking in at 10:13.74.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland ... Was pivotal in earning track and field team both the league championship and North Coast Section (NCS) Championship during senior year (2012) ... Won both the 1,600-meter run and 3,200 events with times of 5 minutes, 21.66 seconds and 12:06.65, respectively, at the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) Track & Field Championships in Castro Valley as a senior with the Dragons (2012) ... Ran the mile in a career-best time of 5:08.99 during track season en route to a fifth-place finish at the NCS Meet of Champions Finals during her senior year (2012) ... Clocked a personal best of 11:34.34 in the 3,200 during her 12th-place showing at the 2012 Dan Gabor Sprint/Distance Festival ... Won the 3,200 at the 2012 HAAL Championships - Finals with a finishing time of 12:06.65 ... Also competed for the Dragons in cross country and soccer in high school ... Had best time over three miles of 18:42 at the CIF NCS Championships to take 10th place during her senior year (2011) ... Placed 39th in the 5k at the 2011 CIF California State Cross Country Championships with a personal-best time of 19:07 as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born July 25, 1994 in San Leandro ... Parents are Loren and Jacquelyn Diaz ... Has an older brother named Joe and a younger sister named Juliana ... Father competed in both pole vault and decathlon events for Cal Poly ... Is a marine biology major in Revelle College ... Considers her personal best in the mile during the NCS finals of her senior year her most memorable sports moment ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Participates in soccer, surfing and snowboarding when not running ... Hope Solo is her favorite athlete ... Regards her dad, aunt Joann and her high school track coach Andrew Cheng as her greatest influences.

Homecoming 2014 (Mid AD)