UCLA Cross Country BIO
Amber Murakami
Player Profile:
Amber Murakami 1264120
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
High School: Saugus

2013 - Came in 14th with a season best in the 5k of 18:44.35 at the Mustang Challenge … Finished 15th at the Dual at the Rose Bowl with a time of 23:12.10 in the 6k.

2012 - Finished 47th (19:10.1) at the Titan Invite, 126th (19:11.8) at the Bronco Invite and 50th at the Pac-12 Preview (19:34) ... UCLA’s No. 4 runner (17th, 13:07) at the Nevada Chase.

2011 - Competed at the Titan Invite (57th, 19:16.2), Bronco Invite (170th, 20:15.8) and Aztec Invite (28th, 19:50.1) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - Competed at the West Regional (128th, 22:19.67) ... No. 5 runner in five meets - Pac-10s (59th, 21:45.90), Pre-Nationals (192nd, 22:33.7), Notre Dame Invite (134th, 18:27), Stanford Invite (100th, 23:10) and CSUF Season Opener (16th, 23:03.5).

High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country at Saugus HS ... Helped her team capture four CA State cross country team titles, becoming the first female to do so in California history ... Team also won four CIF and league titles in cross country ... Member of the 2008 All-Area, All-CIF and All-State teams ... Finished in the individual top 25 at the CA State Cross Country meet every year of competition, with her highest finish being ninth in 2008 ... Served as team captain her senior year ... 2006 Daily News Newcomer of the Year ... Top times of 2:16 in the 800m, 5:00 in the 1600m, 10:47 in the 3200m and 17:40 in the 5000m.

Personal - Born March 26, 1992 in Torrance, CA ... Daughter of Stanley and Joy Murakami ... Sister Shannon was also a member of the UCLA cross country/track and field teams ... Pre-Economics major.

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