UCLA Track & Field BIO
Merissa Kado
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Merissa Kado 1264298
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.
High School: Saugus

2013 – Ran in seven meets as a sophomore, competing in the 3,000m steeplechase, 1,500m and the mile … Placed second in the dual meet against USC in the steeple with a season-best time of 11:06.60 … Finished second against TCU/LSU in the steeple with an 11:15.87 … Opened her season in the Run for the Dream meet with a second place finish in the mile (5:18.32).

Summer 2012 - Placed seventh in the steeple at the USATF Junior National Championships (11:01.58).

2012 - Was 10th in the 1500m at the Jim Bush Invite (4:41.47) ... Placed 19th in the steeple at Pac-12s (11:06.87) ... Won the steeple race vs. USC with the No. 10 time in school history (10:58.48) ... Was 11th in her section at the Mt. SAC Relays (11:01.53) ... Finished 11th in the 1500m at the RJ/JJK Invite (4:46.27) ... Placed fourth in the steeple at the Pepsi Invite (11:08.93) ... Set a new meet record against Tennessee with her win in the steeple (11:00.80) ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

High School - Earned two varsity letters in track and cross country at Saugus HS ... Member of two-time Foothill League, CIF-SS and CA State championship cross country teams ... Second-team all-league and all-state honoree ... Top times of 2:20 in 800m, 5:10 in 1600m and 11:10 in 3200m.

Personal - Born September 3, 1993 in Woodland Hills, CA ... Daughter of Randy and Susan kado ... Has one brother, Kris ... Undeclared major.
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