WSU CAREER. REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2008-09): Cross Country - Ran in five meets for WSU...best finish was eighth at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...82nd at Pac-10 Championships...101st at NCAA West Regional... named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team...SENIOR (Spring 2009): Indoor - Ran PR time in mile of 4:53.36i for sixth place at MPSF Championships (2/27/09, Seattle)...Outdoor - First healthy season at WSU...Ran PR time in 1500m of 4:32.77 at Stanford Invitational (3/27/09)...also ran 800m time of 2:19.82...finished 17th in 1500m at Pac-10 Championships in time of 4:47.15...named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (Fall 2007): Cross Country - Ran in three meets...best finish was 12th at the Eastern Washington Invite...83rd overall, ninth on team, at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...JUNIOR (Spring 2008): Indoor - Competed in home meets in 800m and mile...battled injuries rest of season...Outdoor - Did not compete due to injuries...named to 2008 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Women's Track & Field first team.
SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Cross Country - Redshirt season...Indoor - Clocked season-best 2:22.91i in the 800m at the WSU Open...also finished with a season best of 5:05.28 in the mile at the Husky Classic...Outdoor - PR'd in 1500m with time of 4:34.20 at Stanford Invite (3/31/07)...ran 800m at WSU-UW Dual meet in PR time of 2:19.14 (4/29/07, Seattle)...finished 20th in the 800m at Pac-10 Championships.
FRESHMAN (2005-06): Cross Country - Ran as scoring member of Cougar team as true freshman...finished ninth at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...41st at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...10th at Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...190th at Brooks Pre-Nationals (10/15.05, Terre Haute)...71st overall, seventh on team at Pac-10 Championships (10.29.05, Tucson)...116th overall, seventh on team at NCAA West Regionals (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...Indoor - Best mile time of 4:59.84i at Husky Classic (2/11/06, Seattle)...ran 3k time of 10:25.23i (27th) at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/25/06, Seattle)...Outdoor - Clocked a top 1500m time of 4:45.24 at the Husky Dual Meet (4/29/06, Pullman).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 10 letters at Los Alamos High, five each in cross country for Coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood and five for track Coach Paul Anderson...two-year captain in each sport...five-time all-district and all-state selection in both cross country and track...began her running career as an eighth-grader with state runner-up performance as Toppers won state team title...freshman year took third place as team repeated as state cross country champs...sophomore season finished fourth at state meet as LAHS scored a perfect 15 points to three-peat as team champions...team was ranked second in nation by Harrier Magazine...junior year team took fourth state title with 16 points...maintained No. 2 ranking by Harrier Magazine...runner-up at state cross country meet...senior season LAHS had third undefeated season with another state title...ranked No. 13 nationally...third individual finisher at state meet...at Nike Team national meet, team sixth, Marisa 25th...on the track during career, state participant in 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 1600m relay and medley relay team...New Mexico state record holder in medley relay team...senior season runner-up in state 1600m championship.
PERSONAL. Born January 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah...father Anthony is a physician specializing in cardiac care...ran at Stanford...won the US Olympic marathon trial in1980, the year the US boycotted the Soviet games...mother Mary is a homemaker...older brother Miguel ran cross country and triathlons at UC Davis as an engineer major...older sister Magdalena was a runner at Oregon, graduated 2005, now taking masters classes at University of New Mexico in geology...younger brother Benigno and younger sisters Analisa and Teresa...five-year scholar-athlete...member of National Honor Society and Key Club...earned Girl Scouts Silver Award...accomplished singer...enjoys horseback riding...majoring in English.
SANDOVAL'S WSU BESTS
800m - 2:19.14 (2007) 1500m - 4:32.77 (2009) Mile - 4:53.36i (2009) 3000m - 10:25.23i (2006) 5000m - 18:56.2i (2009)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES v2009 1500m 17th Prelims 4:47.15 2007 1500m 20th Prelims 4:52.52