Gustavo Hernandez
Gustavo Hernandez
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Hills, Calif.
High School: Monroe HS
Position: Distance
EXP: 3V

NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Gustavo Hernandez qualified for the Big West 800 meters in his final season as a Matador ... ran a season-best 1:54.59 in the prelims and narrowly missed qualifying for the final ... also ran 1:54.62 at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific ... posted a season-best of 4:04.47 in the 1,500 meters to place 21st at the Cal-Nevada Championships ... ran an indoor season-best of 50.51 in the 400 meters to finish 27th at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... clocked a season-best 1:55.63 in the 800 meters at the Boise State Team Challenge ... also ran the third leg of the distance medley relay that finished 10th (10:30.75) at the MPSF Championships ... ran four cross country meets during the fall which included a 160th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional (33:35.00) ... was CSUN's top finisher at the UC Riverside Invitational in a time of 26:44.3.

2010
Hernandez placed 17th in 800 meter qualifying at the Big West Championships ... ran a time of 1:58.49 and did not reach the event final ... clocked a season-best 1:55.51 at the Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine (May 2) where he also posted a season-best 50.61 in the 400 meters ... ran a career-best 3:59.73 in the 1,500 meters at the Tommie Lister Classic at Cal State LA (Apr. 24) ... ran an indoor personal-best 1:57.20 in the 800 at the UW Invitational (Jan. 30) ... went on to finish 21st at the MPSF Indoor Championships in 2:01.18.

2009
Competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters ... finished seventh in the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.34 at the Big West Championships ... ran 1:53.88 in the prelims ... posted a lifetime-best 1:53.85 at the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine (May 3) ... clocked a season-best time of 4:11.58 in the 1,500 meters at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA (Apr. 11) ... ran a season-best 1:59.81 in the 800 prelims at the MPSF Indoor Championships but did not reach the final ... earned MPSF All-Academic honors following the indoor season.

2008
Finished 10th in the 800 meters (2:02.53) at the Big West Outdoor Championships ... ran a Matador season-best 1:55.17 in the 800 meters at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational ... also posted season-bests of 50.18 in the 400 meters and 4:07.57 in the 1,500 meters ... finished 19th in the 800 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships in a season-best 1:57.31 ... also placed 23rd in the 400 meters in a time of 49.96.

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
Earned varsity letters in track at James Monroe High School in North Hills, Calif. ... was named track team MVP for the Vikings ... won the city championship in the 800 meters and was all-league in the 400 and 800 meters and 4x400 relay ... graduated in 2006.

PERSONAL
Born in Sylmar, Calif. ... mother is Rubia Morales ... has one brother, Christopher ... cousin Zenaida Morales also ran track at Cal State Northridge favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, "The Simpsons" and singer Kanye West ... major is Business Law.