Marlene Avitia
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ridgecrest, Calif.

High School:
Sherman E. Burroughs HS '01

Height:
5-3

Event:
800

Major:
Biochemistry

2002: Ran season-best 800 of 2:22.56 at USTCA Collegiate Series meet in April... Went 2:27.05 at Cal Invite one week later.

BURROUGHS HS ?01: Set school records in the 400, 800, 4x100 and 4x400... Placed 7th (2:2.27) in 800 at Southern Section meet as a senior... Took 6th (2:19.85) in that event as a sophomore... Voted MVP and team captain three straight years... Earned All-Desert Sky League honors all four years in soccer... Won Principal?s Award as her class? best athlete.

PERSONAL: Born Apr. 2, 1983 in Ridgecrest, Calif.... Majoring in biochemistry... Played for Antelope Valley Soccer Club.