UCLA Track & Field BIO
Daniel Herrera
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Daniel Herrera 1264267
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 145
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Pico Rivera, Calif.
High School: El Rancho
Experience: 3 Years

2015 – Competed in the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminary Round running the 1500m in a time of 3:49.38 and placed 21st….Pac-12 Track and Field Championships also compete in the 1500m running a 3:49.80 placing 11th overall…at the UCLA vs. USC duel meet he competed in the 1500m running a time of 3:45.65 placing 1st overall…Also competed in the Arizona State Pac-12 vs. Big 10 Championships in the 5000 running a time of 14:09.06 and placing 2nd.

… Indoor Participated in the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Mile running 4:06.05 placing 10th and the 3000 running 8:14.71 placing 25th overall.

2014- Unattached ran a lifetime best of 3:41.07 at the Portland Track Festival last season … Also boasted a 3:43.25 at the Oxy High Performance meet … Placed 13th at the USATF national meet in 2014.

2013 – Competed in 11 meets … NCAA qualifier in the 1,500m … Placed 22nd in the 5,000m at the Pac-12 Championships … Placed fourth at the Oxy Invitational with a personal best time of 3:45.36 … Won the 1,500m against rival USC with a time of 3:46.40 … Finished third against TCU/LSU in the 1,500m with a time of 3:50.56 … Placed third in the same meet with a time of 8:35.19 in the 3,000m … Anchor leg on the 4x1,500m relay that finished second at the Texas Relays … The lead leg on the 4,000m DMR that won the MPSF championship … Placed ninth in the 3,000m (8:08.46) at the UW Husky Classic … Finished fifth at the UW Invitational in the mile with a personal best 4:05.03.

Cerritos College - Competed for two years (2010 and 2011) at Cerritos College before transferring to UCLA ... Runner-up in state championships in the 5,000m and 10,000m in his freshman season ... Earned the state championship in both the 5,000 and 10,000m as a sophomore ... Coached by John Goldman and Christian Cruz ... Set personal best marks in the 800m (1:51), 1,500m (3:46), 5,000m (14:14), and the 10,000m (30:00)m.

High School - Earned varsity letters in track and in cross country at El Rancho HS ... Coached by Ray Elliot and Ty Wynn ... Won the Del Rio League Championship in the 3,200m in his junior year and was the league champion in both the 1,600m and 3,200m in 2010 as a senior.

Personal - Born November 29, 1992 in Downey, CA ... Son of Jorge Herrera and Ana Diaz ... Has two siblings, Edith and Soledad ... Lists winning the state titles at Cerritos College as his biggest athletics thrills .. Statistics major.

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