2012 All-American in the women's 4x400-meter relay.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
One of five UC San Diego women to compete at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo. ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400 relay, leading the Tritons to a school record-breaking time of 3 minutes, 42.17 seconds in the prelims to finish third ... Advancing to the finals, led her team to a time of 3:45.17 and a seventh-place finish to earn the foursome All-American recognition and the fifth-fastest time in UCSD history ... Turned in valuable performances in a pair of events at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships ... Won her heat in the prelims of the 800, running a time of 2:16.46, prior to placing second overall in that event's finals (2:16.52) ... Represented the Tritons' starting leg in the 4x400 relay at the CCAA Championships, where the UCSD team finished first overall with a time of 3:44.84 ... Earned a personal best in the 800 at the Cal State L.A. Last Chance Qualifier, where she finished in first place while also contributing the third-fastest time in school history (2:12.69).
A 2011 graduate of Westminster High School ... Made First Team All-League all four years with the Lions (2008-11) ... League MVP during her sophomore, junior and senior years (2009-11) ... Named Athlete of the Month her first three years with the Lions (2008-10) ... Holds a league record in the 800 ... Recorded statistical bests of 58.6 in the 400, 2:19.87 in the 800, and a time of 26.33 in the 200 ... Also competed with the cross country team and played varsity soccer, where she was named to the Second Team All-League her senior year ... Additionally, played in the American Youth Soccer Organization (2007-10).
Born Feb. 27, 1993 in Orange County ... Daughter of Sandra Pimentel ... Has an older brother named Ramiro and a younger brother named David ... Is a biochemistry/chemistry major in Revelle College ... Minors in health care and social issues ... Roots for any team her brother David plays for ... Matchbox 20 is on her playlist ... "Grease" is her favorite film ... Spends her free time enjoying scrapbooking and eating ... Homemade spaghetti is a food she would eat for the rest of her life if given the chance ... Played hockey when she was younger ... Earning a personal record in the 4x400 relay at Nationals in front of her whole family is among her most memorable track moments ... Every moment with her team is her favorite UCSD moment ... Her mother and grandmother are her greatest influences ... Plans to attend medical school and eventually become an anesthesiologist upon graduating from UCSD.
2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
4x400 Relay - 3:45.17 (Finals) - 7th Place
4x400 Relay - 3:42.17 (Prelims) - 3rd Place