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Lucia Aguirre-MontanaLAguirre-Montana
Freshman

High School/Hometown:  Hilltop/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s):  400 / 4 x 4
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  The team feels like a family, and the coaches push you to be the best they know you can be.
My Greatest Mentors are:  Coach Olivia
My Favorite Athlete:  Tonie Campbell
My Biggest Strength:    My team and my stride
On my off time I like to:  Eat, hang out with my friends and recover from hard workouts.
My family includes:  My mom, dad, 2 sisters, grandma, and 2 dogs
One thing people may not know about me is that:  This is my first
time competing as a sprinter and 400 runner.

 

 

 

 

Paula Aleman PAleman
Team Captain
Freshman
 

High School/Hometown: Sweetwater / National City, CA
Event(s): 1500 Meters, 400 Hurdles, Steeple Chase, 4 x 400 Relay 
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  Training with my teammates and having great coaches
My Greatest Mentors are:  My mother, my high school coach:  Joe Gutierrez
My Favorite Athlete is:  Lashinda Demus
My Biggest Strength is:  I'm a mental runner
On my off time I like to: Dance, spend time with my friends and family
My family includes: My dad, my mom and brother

 

 

 

 

Bruce AlvarezBAlvarez 
Freshman 


High School/Hometown: San Diego/San Diego, CA
Event(s): Distance 
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  I like the dedication and commitment every single student-athlete contributes to make the team thrive with success. 
My Greatest Mentors are:  Are my coaches because they make me fell like I can do the best I can in my event.
My Favorite Athlete: Meb Kaflezgi
My Biggest Strength: Distance Running
On my off time I like to: Eat, bike, run
My Family Includes: My mother and three brothers
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I like to follow
through, I don't like leaving things halfway.

 

 

 

 

KAlvarezKarenina Alvarez
Freshman 

High School/Hometown: Bonita Vista/Chula Vista, CA 
Event(s): Thrower
Athletic Awards: Most Improved Thrower in High School
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  The coaches, the team, the environment, the facilities we practice at. 
My Greatest Mentors are:  My mom and grandpa
My Favorite Athlete:  Ana Gabriela Gevara and Tonie Campbell
My Biggest Strength:  My Team, family, my body strength & force
On my off time I like to: Work on my event, lift weights and go to the gym
My Family Includes:  A supportive mom, sister, grandma, aunt
and cousin
One thing people may not know about me is that:  It takes
me a while to fit into a new team and give my all in my competitions.

 

 

 

 

TAndersonTyler Anderson  
Sophomore


High School/Hometown: Silverado/Las Vegas, NV
Event(s): Sprinter
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  Practice is somewhat flexible
My Greatest Mentors are:  My father and mother
My Favorite Athlete:  Mike Tyson
My Biggest Strength is:  Power
On my off time I like to:  Watch movies
My family includes:  Mom, dad and brother

 

 

 

 

GBirtwellGary Birtwell 
Freshman 
 

High School/Hometown: Otay Ranch/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s): Throws 
Academic Awards: 3.2 GPA (high school) 
Athletic Awards: Senior Standout, Coaches Choice Award
What I like most about Southwestern Track: Being able to compete against the other colleges and taking far trips to new places.
My Greatest Mentors are: Dan Hilton and Kai Greene
My Favorite Athlete:  Phil Heath
My Biggest Strength:  Discus
On my off time I like to:  Body-building, working out, football and
reading fitness articles
My Family Includes: Father, mother and sister
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I also enjoy
art and would like to become a competitive body builder

 

 

 

 

JBrownJa'Choree Brown
Freshman


High School/Hometown: Rio Linda/Sacramento, CA 
Event(s): 200 Relays / 400 Relays 
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  My teammates and coaches are great 
My Favorite Athlete:  Dwyane Wade 
On my off time I like to:  Head to the beach and ride my long board
My Family Includes:  My mother Carla and little sister Jaiden, my biggest supporters

 

 

 

 

 

WCamchoWilber Camacho
Sophomore

High School/Hometown: Southwest/San Diego, CA 
Event(s): Hurdles 
Athletic Awards: Best hurdle in high school
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  Training
My Greatest Mentors are:  Mom
My Favorite Athlete is: Dayron Robles and Aries Merrit
My Biggest Strength is: Speed 
On my off time I like to:  Rest
My family includes: Mom, sister and brother
One thing people may not know about me is that: I have been practicing for 8 years 

 

 

 

 

PCastroPamela Castro 
Team Captain
Sophomore

High School/Hometown: Bonita Vista/Chula Vista, CA 
Event(s): Middle Distance, 4 x 400 
Academic Awards:  Honor Roll
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  Having great coaches and teammates
My Greatest Mentors are:  Coach Campbell and my mother
My Favorite Athlete is:  Usain Bolt
My Biggest Strength is:  I''m very competitive and strong minded; i always strive for the best
On my off time I like to:  Go to the beach, listen to music and go
out with my friends
My Family Includes:  My mom, dad and little brother

 

 

 

 

 

KChapmanKorin Chapman 
Freshman


High School/Hometown: Eastlake/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s): Pole Vault 
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  The teams attitude
My Greatest Mentors are:  Grandmother-in-law, aunt and uncle
My Biggest Strength:  Listening to others/helping others and going for what i want
On my off time I like to:  Draw/paint, ride horses, inline skate, hike and sleep
My Family Includes: Dad, mom plus extended family
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I may dress
girly, but other than I am basically one of the guys

 

 

 

 

ACondeAaron Conde
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Otay Ranch/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s): Throws
Academic Awards:  3.5 GPA
Athletic Awards:  Most Improvement Award, Coaches Choice Award, 9 Invitational Medals, Silver Medal for Hitting
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  Training at the Olympic Training Center 
My Greatest Mentors are:  Dan Helton 
My Favorite Athlete:  Reese Hoffa
My Biggest Strength: Shotput
On my off time I like to:  Work out, playing football, hanging out
with friends and playing video games
My Family Includes:  My father (AL), my mother (Debbie) and
my sister (Tianna)
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I've been
bullied

 

 

 

 

TCurlTodd Curl
Sophomore 

High School/Hometown: Del Rio Continuation/San Diego, CA
Event(s): Throws
Academic Awards:  Dean's List
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  The camaraderie the team shares
My Greatest Mentors are:  Russ Winger
My Favorite Athlete:  Russ Winger, my old throws coach, works hard and is dedicated to compete amongst athletes who are bigger and stronger
My Biggest Strength:  Is my ability to persevere through the challenge/speed bumps beset before me

 

 

 

 

BGreeneBranden Greene 
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Bonita Vista/Chula Vista, CA 
Event(s):  Jumps 
My Favorite Athlete:   Brandon Jennings
On my off time I like to:  Play basketball
My family includes:  My mother (Mona), father (James), sister (Brittney) and brother (Tyrell)

 

 

 

 

AGutierrezAmber Gutierrez
Freshman 

High School/Hometown: Lake Braddock/Burke, VA
Event(s): Distance 
Athletic Awards:  Top ten in PCAC 2012
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  They value your goals and help you become the best that you can be
My Greatest Mentors are:  My dad
My Biggest Strength is:  My persistence
On my off time I like to:  Be outdoors at the beach relaxing
My family includes:  My mom (Angie), dad (Joe), sister (Jessica) and brothers (Jospeh & Alec)
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I am a
barista for Starbucks

 

 

 

 

ZHamnerZack Hamner 
Freshman  

High School/Hometown: Otay Ranch/Chula Vista, CA 
Event(s): Distance
What I like most about Southwestern Track:  The competitive atmosphere and fun people  
My Greatest Mentors are:   My coaches, my triathlon training partner, Victor Tello
My Favorite Athlete: Craig Alexander
My Biggest Strength:  Strong finishes on a long run
On my off time I like to:  Swim and bike
My Family Includes:  My mom (Melinda), dad (Patrick), sister (Ellie), and brothers (Jacob & Cole)
One thing people may not know about me is that:  I raced in
triathlons in the summer and came from a swimming and
water polo background before I started running

 

 

 

 

MHendricksMichael Hendricks
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Eastlake/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s): Hurdles
Academic Awards: Honors Award 
Athletic Awards: Most Valuable Player
What I like most about Southwestern Track: Everyone is friendly and when we workout at the Olympic Training Center 
My Greatest Mentors are: Coach Campbell, dad, mom 
My Favorite Athlete: Michael Johnson
My Biggest Strength: My stride
On my off time I like to: Hang with friends 
My Family Includes: Mom, dad and brother
One thing people may not know about me is that: I love food

 

 

 

 

KLugoKevin Lugo
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Mt Miguel/Spring Valley
Event(s): Distance 
What I like most about Southwestern Track: Keeps me in shape 
My Greatest Mentors are: Dad and coaches 
My Favorite Athlete: Galen Rupp 
My Biggest Strength: Concentration
On my off time I like to: Play video games and spend time with my girlfriend 
My Family Includes: Both parents and my little sister 
One thing people may not know about me is that: I also love
playing basketball

 

 

 

 

CPonceCarlos Ponce
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Sweetwater/National City, CA
Event(s): Distance
Academic Awards: High school scholar and Vice-President's Honor Role 
Athletic Awards: Best Athlete of the Week, set high school record for mile and two mile and competed in State Championship 
What I like most about Southwestern Track: The thing i like about SWC Track is we go to the Olympic Training Center to practice
My Greatest Mentors are: My high school coach and mom 
My Favorite Athlete: Steve Prefontaine 
My Biggest Strength: Distance running and getting good grades 
On my off time I like to: Run, study, spend time with my friends 
My Family Includes: Three sisters and my mom
One thing people may not know about me is that: I am willing
to sacrifice anything in order to win the race

 

 

 

 

LShepleyLucas Shepley
Sophomore

High School/Hometown: Olympian/Chula Vista, CA
Event(s): Jumps
What I like most about Southwestern Track: The brotherhood of the team is close and we help each other stay motivated 
My Greatest Mentors are: Jesus, my mom and coaches
My Favorite Athlete: Maurice Greene, Gail Devers, Al Joyner, Justin Gatlin, Marion Jones and Flo-Jo 
On my off time I like to: Draw and paint 
My Family Includes: My mom, dad, older brother, younger brother and sister

 

 

 

 

ESimmonsEugene Simmons
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Patrick Henry/San Diego, CA
Event(s): Jumps
What I like most about Southwestern Track: Olympic coaching and team/family environment 
My Greatest Mentors are: GOD and my mom
My Favorite Athlete: Kodii Church (little sister) 
My Biggest Strength: My ambition and my faith 

 

 

 

 

JSmithJustin Smith
Freshman

High School/Hometown: Kinnick/Japan 
Event(s): Sprinter and Pole Vault 
Academic Awards: Honor Role 
Athletic Awards: Most Improved, Captain, All Star/MVP
What I like most about Southwestern Track: Our team has a positive attitude and even though we have a small team we work hard together and we are becoming a family rather than just teammates 
My Greatest Mentors are: Dad, mom, grandma, grandpa and high school coach Garrida 
My Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant 
My Biggest Strength: Communicating and being social with
others and making friends
On my off time I like to:  Play basketball, hanging out with friends
My Family Includes: Mom and dad 
One thing people may not know about me is that: I lived in
Japan my entire life and I just moved to San Diego in July
2012, I'm also Black and Japanese

 

Last updated: 10/16/2014 4:48:59 PM