Misty Diaz
Misty Diaz
Height: 5-3
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Norwalk, CA
High School: Norwalk HS
Experience: RS

2018-19 -- Track: Advanced to the Big West Championships in a pair of events as a true freshman, qualifying in the 1,500 meters (taking 19th at UC Santa Barbara on May 10) and 5,000m (33rd May 11 in her first attempt at the distance, running 18:19.24) ... top 1,500m performance of the season — 4:38.07 — came at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 19, good for 35th in the loaded field at Azusa Pacific ... earned a season-best 800m time, 2:18.38, at the UCSB Dual on April 27 ... in addition, during the winter, clocked an indoor mile of 5:23.07 at the Arkansas Qualifier on the SEC Network Feb. 15. Cross Country: While redshirting her first fall, academically earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Honors.

Prep -- Came in sixth place at the 2017 CIF Division 2 State Cross Country Championship as a Norwalk High School senior, with a 5k performance of 18:01.4 ... also in the fall of 2017, won the Suburban League title by covering the 3-mile Cerritos Regional Park course in a career-best 16:28.0 ... squad went a combined 9-0 in duals en route to a trio of consecutive league titles ... took eighth place in the 1,600-meter championships at the 2018 Southern Section Masters, with a PR of 4:51.21 (after winning the Suburban League title in 5:04.26) ... top 3,200m time — 10:46.86 — won the event for the Lancers at the 2018 Condor Invitational Distance Carnival, following another league championship at 11:10.34 ... also won the Suburban League crown for the 800m in 2018, going on to finish third at the Division 2 prelims with a career-best 2:13.19 ... graduated with Highest Honors, in addition to participating in Teen Alliance Program.

Personal -- Also visited UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Biola University; chose Cal Poly because she “enjoyed the environment and people & teammates” ... majors in Psychology.