UCSD Track & Field BIO
Faced competition in the men's 1,500-meter run at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships, finishing ninth overall for UC San Diego with a time of 4:04.19 ... Had a season-best performance at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a finishing time of 3:59.14 to take third place in the 1,500 ... Finished as high as second in the 1,500 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, posting a time of 4:01.05 ... Turned in his fastest 800 of the season at the All-Cal Challenge, placing sixth overall with a time of 1:56.43 ... Took second place in the 800 in the meet against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to open the season (1:58.14) and finished third in the same event at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (1:57.8) ... Ran second leg of UCSD "B" team in the 4x400 relay, helping the team earn an eighth-place showing and a finishing time of 3:25.38.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Helped the 4x400 relay squad to a first-place finish with a time of 3:26 during the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, where he also took home fifth and third-place spots in the 1,500 (4:02.58) and high jump (6'3") ... Competed in the 400 at the All-Cal Challenge, where he finished with a time of 51.20 and helped the 4x400 relay team to a fourth-place finish (3:26.84) ... Posted an 800 time of 1:58.46 during the Cal-Nevada Championships ... Finished the Mangrum Invitational with a time of 4:05.81 in the 1,500 ... Took 15th place at the Soka Peace Invitational, competing in the 800 with a time of 1:59.38 ... His time of 4:01.7 in the 1,500 event placed him in 22nd at the Triton Invitational ... Finished the CCAA Championships with a time of 1:55.52 in the 800.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Competed in both the 800 and 1,500 at the CCAA Championships, finishing eighth in the 800 with a time of 1:59.83 and fifth in the 1,500 at 3:58.90 ... Finished third in the 800 with a time of 1:59.34 during the Tritons' season opener ... Placed fifth in the 1,500 at the San Diego Collegiate Championships ... Recorded a seventh place finish in the 1,500 during the Triton Invitational.
A 2008 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood ... Won the mile and 800 events at the league finals as a senior with the Lancers (2008).
Born Feb. 27, 1990 in Torrance ... Parents are Oscar and Marcy Heredia ... A physiology and neuroscience major in Warren College ... Minors in history and psychology ... Winning both the mile and 800 at the league finals during his senior year at LHS is his most memorable track moment ... Favorite teams are FC Barcelona, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Cowboys ... UCSD track and head cross country coach, Nate Garcia, is his favorite athlete ... "Sixteen Candles" is his favorite film ... Would only eat hamburger buns for the rest of his life if given the opportunity ... Hopes to become a sports medicine physician after graduating from UCSD.
|High School:||Lakewood HS|
|Major:||Physiology and Neuroscience|