NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Ariana Gomez ran the 800 meters at the outdoor season-opening Northridge Invitational ... clocked a time of 2:35.72 ... finished 71st in a time of 25:39.7 at the 2009 Big West Cross Country Championships.
Gomez redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons for the Matadors.
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in both track and cross country at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Calif. ... was named Rookie of the Year for the Cougars track team in 2004 ... earned All-Mission League honors in cross country and track ... also earned the school's Scholar Athlete award ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.7 grade point average.
Parents are Veronica and Arnoldo Gomez ... has one younger brother, Arnold ... is the first member of her family to go to college .... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mexican soccer star Omar Bravo, the TV show "America's Best Dance Crew", the movies "Million Dollar Baby" and "Freedom Writers" and the band Aventura ... listens to music and dances in her free time ... major is Liberal Studies.