UCLA Cross Country BIO
Kristina Rivera
Player Profile:
Kristina Rivera 1264117
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Willow Glen HS

2013 - Finished 19th at the Mustang Challenge with a season best in the 5k of 18:54.49 … Came in seventh at the Dual at the Rose Bowl with a 6k time of 22:34.43.

2012 – UCLA’s No. 3 runner (28th, 18:43.0) at the Titan Invite and No. 5 runner (97th, 18:39.1) at Bronco Invite ... Finished ninth (20:19) in the open division (5k) at the Pac-12 Preview ... Placed 21st (14:26) at the Nevada Chase.

2011 - Competed at the Titan Invite (30th, 18:30.2) and Bronco Invite (158th, 19:28.3) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - No. 2 runner at the Aztec Invite (60th, 20:20.6) ... No. 5 runner at the Bronco Invite (121st, 19:36.0) ... Also competed at the Stanford Invite (167th, 24:40) and Titan Invite (58th, 19:40.0) ... 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 ... Sociology major.

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