UCLA Track & Field BIO
Kent Morikawa
Player Profile:
Kent Morikawa 1263797
Position: Distances
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 116
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Torrance, CA
High School: Torrance
2012 - Finished sixth in the steeple at the Jim Bush meet (9:01.48) ... Placed 32nd in the steeple at the NCAA Prelim (9:17.26) ... Finished fifth in the steeple at Pac-12s with a lifetime-best of 8:57.02 ... Was second in the steeple vs. USC (9:08.28) ... Placed third in the steeple against WSU and second vs. Tennessee (9:19.04) ... In indoor track, had a top 3000m time of 8:02.68 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011 - Redshirt season ... Competing unattached, had a top 5000m mark of 15:04.85 ... In indoor track, had a top 3000m time of 8:01.38 at the MPSF Championships, where he finished fourth overall ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - Placed 25th in the 10,000m at the NCAA Preliminary Round (30:32.19) ... Finished eighth in the 10,000m at Pac-10s (29:38.99) ... Finished fifth in the 1500m against USC (3:55.07) ... Was third in the 5000m vs. Oregon (14:17.83) ... Placed fourth in the invite 5000m (14:38.86) at the RJ/JJK Invite.

2009 - Placed sixth in the 5000m at Pac-10s (14:12.91, lifetime-best) ... Won the 5000m against USC (14:35.92) ... Also won the RJ/JJK Invite 5000m (14:13.89) ... Placed second in the 1500m at the UCLA Invite (3:52.48) ... Ran a lifetime-best of 3:48.47 in the 1500m at the Oxy Invite ... In indoor track, had a top 3000m time of 8:27.16.

2008 - Placed third in the 5000m against USC (14:30.28) ... Ran a lifetime-best 14:29.60 at the Stanford Invitational ... Placed seventh in the 1500m (3:52.84) at the UCSD Triton Invite.

High School - Four-year letterman in track and cross country ... Placed 34th at the 2006 Footlocker Cross Country National Championships after having finished seventh at the Footlocker Regional meet ... He was the first athlete from a South Bay school to qualify for the National meet ... Also placed third at the 2006 CA State meet in cross country ... Was also the CIF Southern Section champion for cross country in 2006 ... Placed fourth in the state meet and 19th at Footlocker Regionals in 2005 ... Was a three-time cross country and two-time track team MVP ... Served as a team captain for the track team his senior year ... Was All-State and All-CIF in 2006 and 2007 ... Daily Breeze All-Area and two-time Daily Breeze All-Area Runner of the Year ... Channel 3 City Cable Athlete of the Year (2007) ... Set the school record in the two-mile (9:06) ... Prep bests of 1:59 in the 800m, 4:17 in the 1600m, 14:39 in the three-mile and 15:03 in the 5k.

Personal - Born June 22, 1989 ... Son of Neal and Dawn Morikawa ... Has one sister, Macy ... Political Science major.

Best Marks
1500m - 3:48.72
2-mile - 9:03.68
Outdoor 5000m - 14:12.91
Indoor 3000m - 8:01.38
Steeple - 8:57.02
10,000m - 29:38.99

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