UCLA Track & Field BIO
Tamara Purpura
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Tamara Purpura 1264123
Other Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Lowell
2012 - Finished 21st in the 800m at the Oxy Invite (2:13.85) ... Placed fifth vs. USC (2:13.08) ... Was fourth at the RJ/JJK Invite (2:13.57) ... Finished 14th at the Pepsi Invite (2:15.31) ... Placed third vs. Tennessee (2:13.11) ... Was sixth at the Ben Brown Invite (2:17.19) ... Ran 4:45.11 in the 1500m at the Northridge Invite ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011 - Finished fifth in the top section of the 800m (2:11.72) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Was fourth in the 800m vs. Tennessee (2:10.56) ... In indoor track, had a top 800m time of 2:10.32 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country at Lowell HS ... State meet competitor, placing fifth in the 800m in 2009 ... All-city selection ... Named Most Outstanding Distance Runner for 2007-2010 ... Two-time cross country MVP ... Three-time AAA Champion in cross country ... Four-time AAA champion in the 800m, 1600m and 4x400m relay ... Set the school record in the 800m and was on the record-breaking 4x400m relay.

Personal - Born July 14, 1992 in Ann Arbor, MI ... Daughter of Peter Hadiaris and Judith Purpura ... Has three brothers - Michael, Matthew and Nicholas ... Environmental Studies and Geography major.

Best Marks
Indoor 800m - 2:10.24
Outdoor 800m - 2:10.56
1500m - 4:36.25
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