UCLA Cross Country BIO
Daniel Herrera
Player Profile:
Daniel Herrera 1264267
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 145
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Pico Rivera, Calif.
High School: El Rancho

2014 - Daniel Herrera competed in one meet as a redshirt senior ... Placed 54th at the Pac-12 Championships (8k) with a time of 25:11.

2013 - Participated in four races for the Bruins … Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention … Ran a season best 23:52 at the NCAA Inter-Regional for a ninth place finish … Finished 23rd at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 25:54 … Came in 48th at the NCAA West Regional with a 10k time of 30:51.

2012 – Consistent runner for the Bruins who was No. 4 on the team (128th overall, 30:58.3) at NCAA Championships and No. 7 on the team (85th overall , 31:14) at NCAA Regionals ... UCLA's No. 6 runner (41st, 24:44) at the Pac-12 Championships ... Had UCLA's third-best finish (86th, 24:14) at the Wisconsin Invite ... The Bruins' No. 6 runner (19th overall, 25:22) at the Pac-12 Preview ... Won the Nevada Chase in a time of 15:48 ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

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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