UCLA Track & Field BIO
Kristina Rivera
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Kristina Rivera 1264117
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Willow Glen HS
2014 - Competed in five meets during the outdoor season … Finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Rafer/JJK Invitational with a time of 11:39.81 … Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the WSU Dual, finishing fourth with an 11:42.03 … Ran the 5,000m in 18:37.82 at the Oxy Invitational.

2013 – Competed in six meets as a junior … Ran the steeple, 1,500m and the mile … Posted a career-best 11:19.84 in the steeple to finish fifth against rival USC … Placed fourth in the steeple against TCU/LSU … Finished sixth in the mile with a 5:24.93 at the Run for the Dream meet.

2012 - Finished fifth in the steeple (11:40.01) and 12th in the 1500m (4:57.24) vs. USC ... Placed 13th in the 1500m at the RJ/JJK Invite (4:48.73) ... Placed fourth in the steeple vs. Tennessee (11:31.67) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011 - Had a top steeplechase mark of 12:34.15 and a top 3000m time off 10:52.36 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in cross country and track at Willow Glen HS ... Two-time team captain for cross country and track ... Two-time All-Western U.S. medalist in cross country ... 2010 state qualifier in cross country ... Three-time all-league honoree in track and cross country ... Became the first female athlete in her league to win all three distance events at the league championships (800m, 1600m, 3200m) ... Was also the first female athlete from her school to individually qualify to the 2009 state meet.

Personal - Born March 31, 1992 in San Jose, CA ... Daughter of Esther Rivera ... Has one brother, Joseph ... Undeclared major.

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