Fany Alvarado
Fany Alvarado
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Winnetka, CA
High School: Taft HS
Position: Distance

Fany Alvarado was a member of both the Matador track and cross country teams ... did not compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons ... best finish during the cross country season was a 10th-place showing at the UNLV Desert Invitational (Oct. 1) where she ran 19:14 ... also placed 14th at the Asics/Fullerton Season Opener in a time of 23:15.7 ... finished 55th at the Big West Cross Country Championships (Oct. 29) in a time of 23:04.3.

Alvarado ran four distance events for the Matadors during her freshman season ... ran season-bests of 4:58.56 in the 1,500 meters, 10:55.66 in the 3,000 meters, 19:14.22 in the 5,000 meters and 40:10.72 in the 10,000 meters ... did not compete during the indoor season ... also competed in five cross country meets in the fall, finishing a season-best 40th (23:02.1) at the Northridge Invitational (Oct. 16) ... finished 62nd at the Big West Cross Country Championships in a time of 23:32.3.

Competed in both cross country and track at William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... was a three-time MVP of the Toreadors' cross country team and was MVP of the track team as a senior in 2010 ... earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2006-07 ... competed for coach Brian Godsey ... graduated in 2010 with a 3.7 grade point average.

Born July 7, 1992 in Mexico ... mother is Rosalina Hernandez ... stepfather is Eugenio Gaspar ... has one brother, David and one sister, Bianca ... major is Kinesiology.


1,500 Meters: 4:58.56 - Occidental Invitational (5/7/11)

3,000 Meters: 10:55.66 - Northridge lnvitational (3/12/11)

5,000 Meters: 19:14.22 - Bryan Clay Invitational (4/15/11)

10,000 Meters: 40:10.72 - Cal-Nevada Championships (3/27/11)

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