Marvin Gonzales
Marvin Gonzales
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pacoima, Calif.
High School: San Fernando HS
Position: Distance

Marvin Gonzalez ran the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 meters for the Matadors as a junior ... posted a career-best time of 1:59.80 in the 800 at the Occidental Invitational ... season-bests in the 1,500 (4:09.92) and 3,000 (9:25.76) came at the Northridge Invitational ... did not compete during the indoor season ... ran all five cross country races during the fall season ... finished 64th at the Big West Cross Country Championships in 28:17.6.

Gonzalez qualified for the 1,500 meters at the Big West Championships ... finished 18th in a time of 4:11.23 ... ran a career-best 4:07.77 at the Occidental Invitational (May 8) ... posted a lifetime-best 1:59.92 in the 800 at the Tommie Lister Classic (Apr. 24) ... also eclipsed his previous best in the 3,000 meters running 9:23.76 at the same meet ... did not compete indoors.

Competed in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 meters ... ran a season-best 2:12.65 in the 800, 4:16.08 in the 1,500 and 9:40.87 in the 3,000 ... did not compete during the indoor season.

Competed in both track and field and cross country at San Fernando High School in San Fernando, Calif. ... competed in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters for the Tigers track team ... graduated in 2007.

Born October 13, 1989 in Sylmar, Calif. ... mother is Maria Gonzalez ... has one sister, Bridget ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, actor Jim Carrey, the movie "Pearl Harbor" and pasta ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "traveling" ... enjoys biking in his spare time ... major is Kinesiology.

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