Juan Paredes
Juan Paredes
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Santa Ana HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara
Paredes continued to help the gauchos in the distance events in the 2012
season…Competed in the 5k and 10k at Big West Championships…Ran a best time of
31:46.08 in the 10k at Big West Championships where he placed eighth.
Paredes continued to compete in the long distance races this season, improving his personal bests in every single event...He also competed in the 800m at the UCSD Triton Invite where he ran a 1:54.63...He set a personal best  in the 1,500m after clocking in 3:47.45 at the Big West Conference Championships for a sixth place finish...Paredes' personal best in the 5k was 14:39.07 at the Cal/Nevada Championship which we placed second overall...Paredes went on to compete in the 1,500m at the NCAA Preliminiary Rounds where he ran 3:48.59, placing 26th out of 47 runners.

Paredes competed mainly in the 1,500m, 3k, and 5k events...He set a personal best in the 1,500m with his time of 3:53.44 at the Cal Poly Dual Meet where he placed fourth...His fastest time in the 3k this season was 8:23.89 which we ran at the All-UC Cal Cup and placing second overall...Paredes ran at 15:37.77 in the 5k at the Ben Brown Invite, placing 17th overall.

Son of Zoila Marroquin and Sergio Paredes... He has two brothers, Sergio and Jose, and two sisters, Hope and Lillian. He is part of the Living Scholars Program at UCSB. Majoring in Environmental Science...Enjoys reading, biking, and going to the beach. Has competed in soccer, flag football, and baseball... Favorite sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys, LA Lakers, and the Anaheim Angels... He enjoys all the Rocky movies.. His favorite athlete is Ryan Marthin... He enjoys sleeping, eating, running, reading books and going to school.

Collegiate Career Bests
800m   - 1:54.63 ( UCSD Triton Invite, 4/22/2011)
1,500m - 3:47.45 (Big West Conference Championship, 5/13/2011)
3,000m - 8:23.89 (All-UC Cal Cup, 3/12/2011)
5,000m - 14:39.07 (Cal/Nevada Championship, 3/26/2011)
10k- 31:46.08 (Big West Championships, 5/11/12)