Danielle Moreno
Danielle Moreno
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Downey, Calif.
High School: Warren HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara
2012
Moreno made a great impact on the Gauchos distance races as she qualified for NCAA Championships in the 10k and posted best times in the 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10k throughout the season… Competed in the 5,000m and 10k at Big West placing 3rd and 4th, respectively…Posted a best time of 4:38.16 in the 1,500m at Cal-Nevada Championships where she placed 4th.

2011
Moreno greatly contributed to the Gauchos long distance races, placing first in the 5k at the Cal Poly Invite with a time of 17:37.50...Her new personal best in the 5k was 17:19.43 which she ran at Conference, placing 13th overall...Placed sixth at Conference in the 10k with a time of 35:55.84...Finished third in the 3k at the Big West Challenge, clocking in at 10:07.81.

High School
Moreno was Varsity Team Captain form Sophomore through Senior year...Was MVP for her Cross-Country team all four years...Placed fifth at the CIF Southern Section Division 1 with a time of 17:46...Placed ninth in Division 1 All-State meet...Led high school team to its first CIF-State appearance her Senior year where the team placed fourth in state and 35th overall in the nation...All Western Region Footlocker third team with a time of 19:04...Press Telegram Athlete in Cross Country in 2009 and 2010...Set high school records for Wilderness Park, League Finals courses at La Mirada Regional, Mt. SAC and Woodward Park for Cross Country...Was Indoor mile champion in 2010 with a time of 5:16...Also the San Gabriel Valley League 1600m and 3200m champion as a Freshman...Moreno also played Varsity soccer in her Sophomore and Senior year of high school and earned Most dedicated Coach's Award both year...Also made first team All-league in soccer...Participated in Junior Olympics her Freshman and Junior years where her club team Equalizers won nationals twice and placed top 25th in the nation and earning All-American status as a Junior...In her senior year was Warren High School Female Athlete of the Year...Part of California Scholarship Federation...Co-founder and President in 2008 and 2009 of Varsity club...Associated Student Body Class Treasurer.

Personal
Parents are Alexander and Yvette Moreno...has four siblings Anmarie, Ayden, Jake and Ryan who is in the Marine Corp...Chose UCSB because of the team dynamics, knowledgeable coaching staff, professors and location...Her free time is spent singing, reading, eating at new restaurants, cooking and hanging out with friends...Favorite movies is "Remember the Titans"...Favorite band is Marron 5...Favorite books are "Badass", "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", "Letters From a Nut"...Favorite athletes are Rafael Nadal and Adrian Peterson...Most memorable athletic achievement was going 3,4,5 at last years big west track and field championships with teammates coop and andrea...Favorite aspect of college track and field is racing for her sisters..Loves her big black lab, dalmation and potbelly pig...Is a Global Studies/History major with hopes of becoming a restaurant caterer or a travel agent.

Collegiate Career Bests
1,500m -4:38.13 (Cal Nevada Championships, 3/31/2012)
3,000m -10:05.58 (Riverside, 3/10/2012)
5,000m - 17:00.88 (Big West Conference Championships, 5/11/2012)
10k       - 35:25.67 (Stanford Invite, 4/06/2012)