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Women's Cross Country - Mon, Jun. 16, 2014

ORCUTT, Calif. - Alycea Heredia, the top runner to ever run at Orcutt Academy Charter is the final runner to join a tremendous women's recruiting class. Heredia, who ran 5:42 for the mile, 11:57 for the two mile and ran a 19:02 at the CIF Southern Section Division preliminaries (2.91 mile cross country course) will compete for one of the top five spots on the women's team.

"Alycea is a great addition to our team and University," coach Michael Caldwell said. "She is a talented student-athlete who will be counted on all four years at Point and will compete for one of the top five spots. She is now focusing all her attention to distance running and when she arrives on our campus, she will have a group of girls that can push her to become even faster. She has a tremendous upside."


Orcutt Academy Athletic Director Chad McKenzie had high praise for Alycea Heredia.


Questions and Answers with Alycea

Q: Why did you decide on Point University?

A: I chose Point because they are a small school with a great running program and they offer my major. I feel the small atmosphere and strong running program will help me grow as an individual academically, athletically and spiritually.


Q: What do you plan on majoring in at Point?

A: I plan to major in exercise science. I would like to become an athletic trainer.


Q: What are your individual goals this upcoming season?

A: I would like to see an improvement each time I compete. I would like to become a stronger runner with the ability to self-pace rather than depend on others for that. I would love to be one of the top five scoring runners when our team goes to Nationals.


Q: What are your goals for your new team?

A: I would like to see each of us strive to improve while motivating each other. I hope we form a tight bond so that we become a family rather than just teammates and I would love to see us go to Nationals.