UCLA Track & Field BIO
Amber Murakami
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Amber Murakami 1264411
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Saugus, CA
High School: Saugus
2014 - Competed in four races for the Bruins … Finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Rafer/JJK Invitational with a time of 4:49.51 … Ran the 1,500m in 4:58.61 at the Mt. SAC Relays … Finished 17th in the mile at the NAU Invitational with a 5:31.93 finish.

2013 – Competed in five meets as a sophomore … Ran the 1,500m and the 3,000m … Ran a season-best 11:24.46 against TCU/LSU … Posted a season-best time of 4:48.66 in the 1,500m at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite.

2012 - Finished 10th in the 5000m vs. USC (20:04.80) ... Placed eighth in the 3000m vs. Tennessee (11:23.73) ... Finished 14th in the 3000m at the Northridge Invite (10:11.23) ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2011 - In indoor track, ran 10:15.60 in the 3000m ... Redshirted the outdoor season.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country at Saugus HS ... Helped her team capture four CA State cross country team titles, becoming the first female to do so in California history ... Team also won four CIF and league titles in cross country ... Member of the 2008 All-Area, All-CIF and All-State teams ... Finished in the individual top 25 at the CA State Cross Country meet every year of competition, with her highest finish being ninth in 2008 ... Served as team captain her senior year ... 2006 Daily News Newcomer of the Year ... Top times of 2:16 in the 800m, 5:00 in the 1600m, 10:47 in the 3200m and 17:40 in the 5000m.

Personal - Born March 26, 1992 in Torrance, CA ... Daughter of Stanley and Joy Murakami ... Sister Shannon is also a member of the UCLA cross country/track and field teams ... Pre-Economics major.

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