Kyle Suarez
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Saint Augustine HS '06

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 125

Event:
Distance

Major:
Animal Science

2009: Posted steeplechase PR of 9:14.85 at Big West Conference Championships, good for an 8th-place point... Previous best was 9:17.28 at Brutus Hamilton Invite... Ran 1,500 of 3:59.23 at Sac State's Mondo Invitational.

2008: Finished 9th in steeplechase (9:35.82) at Big West Conference meet, one of four appearances in that event... Best mark was 9:27.27 at Chico Twilight meet... Also ran 5,000 twice, hitting 15:05.48 in UC Santa Barbara dual.

2007: Competed mostly in 5,000 with two dual appearances in 3,000... Best 5K time was 15:19.95 at Woody Wilson Classic... Placed 16th at Div. I Independent Championships... Won 3,000 in Fresno Dual, although season-best 3K was 8:57.03 in Causeway meet.

CROSS COUNTRY: Aggies' top finisher at Hornet Jamboree (7th overall) in his sophomore year (2008)... Also among team's scoring finishers in Doc Adams Open (13th) and Santa Clara Invite (39th)... Appeared in five meets in 2007, including Big West Conference Championship and NCAA West Regional... Redshirted in 2006.

SAINT AUGUSTINE HS '06: Earned all-state cross country honors as a senior, placing 6th (15:50) at the CIF state meet... Won San Diego Section Div. III title in 2005, improving from 8th place as a junior... Helped lead Saints to section team title as well... Earned seven all-section awards between cross country and track in his career... Finished 4th (9:20.89) in 3,200 at CIF-SDS meet as a senior, one spot better than his junior finish.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif.... Majoring in animal science, having chosen UC Davis for its strength in that program... Parents are Kevin & Jean Suarez... Career plans are to medal in the Olympics, then become a veterinarian.