UCLA Track & Field BIO
Yusef Merriweather
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Yusef Merriweather 1264290
Other Position: Sprints
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
High School: Bloomington
2014 - A NCAA qualifier in the 4x100m relay … Was the anchor on the 4x100m relay team that placed fifth at the Pac-12 Championships … Competed in seven outdoor meets in his final season as a Bruin … Ran a season best 10.68 in the 100m at the Rafer/JJK Invitational to finish third … Clocked a 21.57 to place third in the 200m against rival USC … Ran a 22.05 in the 200m in his only indoor race of the season at the New Mexico Invite.

2013 - Competed in 10 meets as a junior … Was a NCAA qualifier in the 100m and 200m races … Ran a personal best 21.27 in the 200m to place third against TCU/LSU … Placed fifth at the Texas State Elite Meet in the 200m (21.75) … Finished second in Texas in the 100m (10.64) … Ran an indoor best 21.88 to place 12th in the 200m at the MPSF Championships … Won the Run For the Dream 55m with a time of 6.44.

Riverside City College - Competed at Riverside CC for the 2011 and 2012 seasons before transferring to UCLA ... Named team captain as well as MVP in the 2012 season ... 2012 California state champion in the 4x100m ... Back-to-back league champion in the 4x100m in 2011 and 2012 ... Southern California champion in the 4x100m, 4x400m, and 100m in 2012 ... Posted his season's best times in the 100m (10.29) and 200m (20.87) in 2012.

High School - Earned three varsity letters in both track and field and basketball at Bloomington high school ... Back-to-back league champion in the 4x100m in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned all league honors in basketball in 2010.

Personal - Born on July 17, 1991 in Fontana, Calif. ... Son of Bessie Lee Brown and Yusef Lateef Merriweather Sr. ... Has two brothers, Antione and Anthoney ... History major.

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