Will Merchad
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Davis, Calif.

High School:
Davis HS '00

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 136

Event:
Distances

Major:
Managerial Economics

2002: CCAA CHAMPION in 10,000 (PR of 31:47.64)... Also placed 11th in 5,000 (15:42.19)... Set 5K PR of 14:44.91 at Woody Wilson Classic, surpassing NCAA provisional-qualifying standards... Ran 3,000 in 8:40.30 at USTCA meet.

2001: Posted PR of 4:08.28 in 1,500 at Sacramento State Spring Invite.

CROSS COUNTRY: Placed 32nd at CCAA Championships in 2002... Earned CCAA Freshman of the Year honors in 2001, placing 12th.

DAVIS HS ?01: Won Delta League and Sac-Joaquin subsection titles in both 1,600 and 3,200, then placed 3rd at section meet... Three-time state meet qualifier in cross country... Captured section title as a senior... Named All-Metro and Scholar-Athlete by the Sacramento Bee... Named team MVP in both track and cross as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 12, 1981 in San Francisco, Calif.... Dean?s List student in managerial economics... Served as an officer for UC Davis? Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Sister, Julie, also attends UC Davis... Has numerous pre-race routines, including eating a children?s multi-vitamin and wearing black... Career highlight thus far was his CCAA 10K title last season.