UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Alex Reich

A CCAA All-Academic selection.

A 2012 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo ... Won "Scholar-Athlete Team Award" as a senior (2012) ... Was on THHS track and field teams which won back-to-back Sea View League (SVL) Championships (2009-10) and one South Coast League (SCL) Championship (2011) ... Also part of Mustangs' cross country teams which won back-to-back SVL Championships (2008-09) and one SCL Championship (2010) ... Earned her first varsity letters in cross country and track as a sophomore in 2009 and 2010, respectively ... Was named a "scholar-athlete" (2010) ... Awarded "Most Outstanding Track Athlete Team Award" at the end of her freshman and sophomore years (2009-10) ... Competed in the 800-meter run during track season, turning in a top time of 2 minutes, 23.11 seconds for her second-place showing at the Trabuco Hills Invitational as a senior (2012) ... Contended in the 1,600, earning a fifth-place finish with her personal-best time of 5:42.65 at the Trabuco Hills/Asics Invitational and Distance Carnival during her junior year (2011) ... Ran a personal-best time of 18:37 in cross country at the 31st Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic to finish 96th overall as a senior (2011) ... Initially, played soccer for a year in high school before entering track.

Born April 29, 1994 in West Anaheim ... Parents are Marc and Marianne Reich, who are both graduates of SUNY Albany ... Has a younger sister named Emma and a younger brother named Matthew, who plays soccer ... Mother rowed for the SUNY Albany crew team, and her uncle, Tom Gibbons, ran cross country for Marist College ... Is an physiology and neuroscience major in Muir College ... Winning the Sea View League Frosh/Soph 800 her freshman year is her most memorable moment in track ... Loves rock climbing, soocer, reading, surfing and hiking ... Cheers for the USA track team ... Considers Andrew Wheating as her favorite athlete ... Her uncle is among her greatest influence ... Up is her favorite movie ... Has "Brave" by Sara Bareilles on her playlist ... Loves turkey and cream cheesse bagel sandwhiches ... Knows how to communicate in Morse Code ... Aspires to be a doctor or physical therapist after graduating from UCSD.

Position: Distance
Year: Freshman
City/State: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
High School: Trabuco Hills HS
College: Muir
Major: Physiology and Neuroscience
Experience: High School
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