UCLA Track & Field BIO
Elle Sanders
Player Profile:
Elle Sanders 1264134
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
High School: Santa Cruz
2014 - Won the 800m against USC with a time of 2:10.87 … Ran a lifetime best of 2:10.57 in the 800m to win the Rafer/JJK Invitational … Finished 16th at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 2:11.10 in the 800m … Won the 1,500m at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival with a time of 4:31.42 … Ran a lifetime best of 4:28.65 in the 1,500m to place 38th at the Mt. SAC Relays … Finished 17th at the MPSF Championships with a lifetime best of 4:55.11 in the mile … A Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection.

2013 – Competed in six meets as a junior … Ran the 800m and the 1,500m for the Bruins … Posted a career-best 4:36.45 in the 1,500m to finish sixth against rival USC … Ran a season-best 2:13.29 to place 11th at the Oxy Invitational.

2012 - Finished seventh in the 1500m vs. USC (4:45.16) ... Placed sixth in the 800m at the RJ/JJK Invite (2:15.66) ... Placed ninth in the 1500m at the Pepsi Invite (4:44.91) ... Was fourth in the 1500 vs. Tennessee (4:43.27) ... Placed 10th in the 1500 at the Northridge Invite (4:46.08) ... Finished 14th in the 800m at the Ben Brown Invite (2:19.60) ... In indoor track, had top times of 2:18.65 in the 800m and 5:05.75 in the mile ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011 - Ran a lifetime-best in the 1500m at the Oxy Invite (4:44.59) ... Was second in the steeple vs. USC (11:19.00) ... Had a top 800m time of 2:21.03) ... In indoor track, ran 5:37.00 in the mile ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned three varsity letters in track and basketball and two letters in cross country at Santa Cruz HS ... Served as cross country team captain her senior year ... Two-time recipient of the Coaches' Cross Country Award ... Three-time state cross country meet participant ... Named MVP her senior year in cross country and track ... Named Female Track Athlete of the Year her junior season ... Varsity Distance Runner of the Year in 2008 ... 2009 800m league champion ... Also competed in sectionals in the 800m ... Team was the SCCAL league champion ... Prep bests of 2:15.15 in the 800m and 5:10 in the 1600m ... Set the JV school record in the 800m and the varsity records in the 800m and 1600m ... In basketball, was named Defensive Player of the Year all four years of competition and served as team captin her senior year ... Was also an all-league honoree in basketball ... Received the Scholar Athlete Award in her senior year.

Personal - Born September 13, 1992 in Santa Cruz, CA ... Daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Sanders ... Has two brothers, Ezekiel (who plays football at Oregon State) and Bobby ... Sociology major.

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