Moises Venegas
Moises Venegas
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pico Rivera, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-2012): (XC) Earned 44th place in the WCC Championships with a time in the 8k of 26:31 … Finished the NCAA DI West Region Championship 10k in a personal-best-time of 32:15. (TRACK) Earned a personal best time in the 5k with a time of 14:55.34 at Kim Duyst Invite … Ran the 3k at the Aggie Open for a personal best time of 8:40.65 … Competed in the Johnny Mathis Invite 1500m in 4:10.05 … Raced in the 10k at the SF State Distance Carnival with a time of 31:47.29 … Raced at the Woody Wilson Invite in the 800m in 2:07.83 as well as the 1500m in 4:06.98, both seasonal best times for Venegas … Earned 15:36.36 in the 5k at the Brutus Hamilton Invite … Ran in the Sac State Open 5k in 15:40.76 … Finished the season with a personal best time in the 10k at the West Coast Invite with a time of 31:21.01.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-2011): (XC) Finished 46th with a time of 26:55 at the USF Invite… Ran a 28:21 at the Gator Invite…placing 85th… ran a season best 25:48 at the Doc Adams Invitational, placing 33rd… placed 153rd with a time of 33:38 at the NCAA West Regional. (TRACK) Competed in 5000m for 4th place with a 53 second PR time of 15:02:55 @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11…Finished with a PR of 8:55:12 in the 3000m @UC Davis Aggie Open 3/12/11… Ran 15:30:68 in the 5000m after falling just before the 3200m mark @ San Francisco State 3/25/11…Won the 1500m heat with a PR of 4:04:56 and ran 2:03:64 in the 800m @ San Francisco State 4/2/11…Ran 15:056:38 in the 5000m @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Competed in the 1500m with a time of 4:11:82 @ Woody Wilson Invitational, UC Davis 4/16/11…Ran the 5000m in15:24:74 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 25:48 in the 8k (2010 - Doc Adams Invite); 32:15 in the 10k (2011 - NCAA West Regionals Championship)
Track: 2:03.64 in the 800m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 4:04.56 in the 1500m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 8:40.65 in the 3k (2012 - Aggie Open); 14:55.34 in the 5k (2012 - Kim Duyst Invite); 31:21.01 in the 10k (2012 - West Coast Invite)

High School Coach: Martin Farfan
Best Marks XC: Mt. Sac-15:23, Woodward Park 5k-15:55
Best Marks Track: 1600m 4:25.70, 3200m 9:35.10
Top Finishes: 9th Place CIF SS XC Finals D3, 25th Place CA XC State meet D3
Intended Major: Psychology

Coach Montoro commented on Venegas
"Coach Martin Farfan developed Moises into a formidable distance runner at the high school level. Moises improved tremendously his senior season and has the ability to handle the work load necessary for success in the WCC, West Region and beyond."