|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
|High School:||Westview HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2017-18): (XC) CoSIDA Academic All-America® Nominee … West Coast Conference All-Academic Team … competed in five cross country meets … posted a season-best 8k 25:19.7 at the Bronco Invitational, finishing ninth among his teammates … ran a season-best 10k 31:56.4 at the Chile Pepper Festival to help the Broncos finish second out of 12 Division I programs.
(TRACK) Competed in four track and field meets, running at 800m, 1,500m, and 5,000m … ran at 800m and 5,000m once, clocking 2:01.38 at the Sacramento State Open and 15:57.65 at the SF State Distance Carnival respectively … posted a 1,500m 4:05.42 at the Aggie Open, finishing fourth overall.
AS A SOPHMORE (2016-17): (XC) Did not run.
(TRACK) Ran once at 800 meters, twice at 1,500 meters and three times at 5,000 meters in his first season on the track with the Broncos ... ... 800-meter season-best 2:02.36 at the Kim Duyst Invitational ... 1,500-meter season-best 4:12.11 at the Kim Duyst Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:28.12 at the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): (XC) Finished 31st overall by running the 8k at the USF Invitational in 26:16.5 in his Bronco debut … ran a 7250m time of 24:06 at the San Francisco State Quad Meet … ran the 8k at the Roy Griak Invitational in 27:25 … ran a personal best 8k time of 25:11.3 in the Invitational race at the Bronco Invitational … ran an 8k time of 27:11.2 at the West Coast Conference championships.
(TRACK) Ran once at 800 meters, three times at 1,500 meters and four times at 5,000 meters in his first season on the track with the Broncos ... ... 800-meter season-best 2:03.55 at the Brutus Hamilton Open ... 1,500-meter season-best 4:06.04 at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:15.07 at the Johnny Mathis Invitational.
PRIOR TO SCU: Graduated from Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.) in 2015 ... high school coach was Bob Muschek … Misuraca holds school records for track in the 1600m (4:14.47) and mile (4:15.47) … 1st team all-league Cross Country 2013 … 2nd Place 1600m Palomar League Finals 2015 … 2nd Place 3200m Palomar League Finals 2015 … 2nd Place 1600m DI San Diego Section Finals 2015 … Wolverines were 2014 DII CIF San Diego Section Cross Country champions … DII CIF state cross country qualifiers each year from 2012-14.
HIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL BESTS
Cross Country: 5k – 15:55
Track: 800m — 1:56.90, 1600m — 4:14.47, Mile — 4:15.47, 3200 m — 9:12.24
PERSONAL: Parents are Michael and Ann Misuraca ... has a younger sister, Ellie … hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, going to the beach, long boarding, cars, technology and all things engineering … career goals include working in the engineering field with a focus on aerospace … AP Scholar 2014 … San Diego Union Tribune Achievement Award 2013-15 … WHS Excellence in Academic Achievement 2013-15 … Chapter President of National Honor Society 2015 … Presidential Service Gold Award 2015 … One Voice Youth Ministry Treasurer … Best Buddies member.
WHY MISURACA CHOSE SANTA CLARA: “On my official visit I never felt out of place. Every student I encountered was open to answering questions. They didn’t just respond indifferently to my questions; they put effort into thoroughly explaining each answer. This speaks volumes about the character of the student body. They seemed to be very focused without being overwhelmed or discontented. Everywhere I went, people were genuinely kind and encouraging to one another. I really wanted to be in an environment that provided this.
While conducting my search for colleges, I was looking specifically for a college with a strong engineering program and running program. I found a website which had Santa Clara on a list of top engineering programs in the West. After doing some research, I had a feeling it could be the engineering school for me. It was. Everything about the program was appealing to me and intrigued me.
I was also really looking to run for a DI school. It was apparent that Coach Montoro was someone that I wanted to run for. Throughout the recruiting process, he was very helpful and took special interest. It was also very clear that he would be a coach that would care about everyone and their individual goals. He was just someone I could really see myself getting along with and someone who could coach me to my full potential. This was really hard for me to find in a coach.”