|Hometown:||Manhattan Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Mira Costa HS|
NORTHRIDGE Julie Brandin recently completed her second season running for the Matador cross country team ... finished a 2008 season-best 66th at the 6k Pepperdine Invitational in a time of 25:30.49 ... ran a 5k best time of 20:41.5 at the UC Riverside Invitational ... ran a career-best 5k time of 19:21.0 at the UCR Invitaitonal in 2007 ... finished 62nd in a time of 25:04.7 at the 2007 Big West Cross Country Chamionships. MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL Brandin earned varsity letters in both track and cross country at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ... was named Most Outstanding Runner all four years (2003-07) ... both the Mustangs' cross country team and track & field teams won two league championships (2006, 2007) ... also played soccer and was named team MVP as a freshman in 2003 ... graduated in 2007. PERSONAL Born January 13, 1989 in Orange County, Calif. ... parents are Cheryl and Michael Brandin ... has two younger sisters, Jessica and Kelsey and one younger brother, David ... was also recruited by San Francisco State, Sonoma State, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, soccer player Mia Hamm, the TV show "Greek", the movie "Remember the Titans" and the band Green Day ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is the injuries ... major is Business Management.