Bryan Guijarro
Bryan Guijarro
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
High School: William J. Pete Knight HS
Position: Distance

Guijarro is going into his junior year with four top-five Big West finishes on the track and Big West cross country finishes of fifth and sixth. He holds the sixth all-time spot at UCSB in the 10,000m with a PR of 29:38.39. He is an electric performer and one to keep an eye on each time he takes the line. 

Ran a new Pr at the Mt. Sac Relays in the 10,000m, taking third in 29:38.39- moving him to sixth all-time at UCSB in the event. Won three races and captured 12 top-five finishes during his sophomore campaign. Earned his first trip to the Big West podium in the 5,000m after turning in a 14:49.35 bronze medal performance. He took fourth at the Big West Championships in the 10,000m, running 30:12.66. Set a PR in the 800m at the Riverside Dual in 1:54.95. Established a new 3,000m personal bets in the 3,000m at the UCR Spring Break Invite in 8:23.55, placing second overall in the competition. Ran a 5,000m best at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in 14:25.39. 

2013 Cross Country
Ran in five competitions during his sophomore cross campaign. Turned in a personal best 8k at Santa Clara, clipping 23:58.0. Took sixth at the Big West Championships, running 25:39 over Cal Poly's hilly course, setting the tone as the No. 1 UCSB runner. At the NCAA West Regional he finished 47th overall with a 10k performance of 30:47, running in the No. 2 spot for the Gauchos. 

Guijarro burst onto the collegiate track scene in his debut at the Cal Nevada Championships, where he would record a lifetime best in the 5,000m at 14:38.32. He set a new PR in the 1500m in his second meet in the Gaucho blue at the Cal State LA Invite at 3:51.92. He secured his first NCAA West Regional qualifying bid at the Mt. Sac Relays in the 10k with a 29:41.04 performance. Guijarro had the fourth fastest qualifying mark out of all freshman in the west region. In his first Big West Championship meet he would take 3rd in the 10k and 5th in the 5,000m. 

2012 Cross Country 
Guijarro contested four races for the Gauchos in his inaugural season wearing the Gaucho blue. After turning in a 25:00.1 8k performance in Louisville at Pre-Nationals, Guijarro shaved 38 seconds off his 8k best and delivered a spectacular 5th place Big West finish. His time of 24:22.4 earned him Big West Freshman of the Year honors. He came back at the NCAA West Regional and ran 30:25.2 to place 35th overall. 

Named MVP for Cross Country from 10th through 12th grade…Placed 2nd in Golden League in 10thgrade, 1st in Golden League in 11th and 12th grade…Was named All-American Cross Country in his senior year where he was also a state finalist for Track in the 3200m…Posted record breaking times of 14:19 in the 2.91 mile, 14:56 in the 2.93 mile, 12:10.05 in the 3 mile, and 15:07 in the 5K.

Bryan Guijarro was born on April 11, 1994 in Glendale, Calif…Son of Noemi Flores, GeorgeHawara and Alfredo Guidarro…Has five younger siblings: Carlos, Alondra, Diana, Daniel and George…Enjoys playing basketball and hiking…Listed his favorite movie as 21 Jump Street and his favorite musician is Drake…Names his mom and dad as his personal heroes…Declares making it to Nike Nationals as his most memorable athletic achievement.

Collegiate Bests
800m- 1:54.95 (2014 Riverside Dual) 
1500m- 3:51.92 (2013 Cal State LA Invite) 
5,000m- 14:25.39 (2014 San Francisco State Distance Carnival) 
10k-  29:38.39 (2014 Mt. Sac Invitational) 

Big West Championships
2014- 5,000m, 3rd, 14:49.35
2014- 10,000m, 4th, 30:12.66

2013- 5,000m, 5th, 15:06.46
2013- 10k, 3rd, 31:03.03 

NCAA First Round
2013- 10,000m, NT 

Big West Cross Country
2014- 8k, 6th, 25:39.0

2013- 8k, 5th, 24:22.4 (Big West Freshman of The Year) 

NCAA West Regional (Cross Country) 
2014- 10k, 47th, 30:47.0 

2013- 10k, 35th, 30:25.2