Sydney Gutierrez
Sydney Gutierrez
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Lowell HS
Events: Sprints/Middle Distance
Major: Human Biology

2017 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Runner of the Year

2017 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country First Team

2016 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Third Team

UC Santa Cruz Success:

  • 2017-18: Cross Country - Posted a 3rd place finish at the Las Positas Invitational running 20:20.1 for 5K...Ran a huge personal best of 23:23.7 at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge...Finished 13th at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational running 23:36.4...Made a return trip the NCAA West Regional Championships running 25:11.8.  Named the 2017 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country Runner of the year...Named to the 2017 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country All Conference First Team.
  • 2016-17: Cross Country - Opened season at the UC Riverside Invitational finishing the 5k course in 18:47, the 11th best performance in school history...Competed at the NCAA West Regional Championships running 24:04.4 for 38th place in her first regional championships...Named to the 2016 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country All Conference Third Team.  Track - Opened season at the Kim Duyst Invitational running the 500m in 19:04.1...Competed at the Hornet Invitational running a new personal best in the 1500m running 4:49.27 and running the 800m in 2:20.67...Competed at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival running the 1500m in 5:06.28 and leading off the Distance Medley Relay to a new School Record of 12:41.67...Ran the 1500m 4:51.81 and the 800m 2:22.25 at the East Bay Invite...Competed at the Steve Scott Invitational running 4:54.85 for 1500m and 2:21.14 for 800m...Set a new school record running 1:00.68 for 400m at the Sacramento State Open.
  • 2015-16: Track - Started the season at the Johnny Mathis Invitational running the 800m (2:24.78) and the 1500m (5:02.52)...Competed at the 2016 ARC Invitational running both the 800m (2:24.33) and the 1500m (4:59.01)...Competed at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival running the 800m in 2:20:86...Competed at the Chico State Distance Carnival and Twilight in the 1500m (4:53.02) and a season's best in the 800m 2:19.51...Competed at the Bulldog Invitational running the 1500m (4:52.31) and the 800m (2:22:59)...Finished off season at the Steve Scott Invitational running the 800m (2:20.98) and the 1500m (4:59.03).

High School/Club Success:

  • Competed in Cross Country and Track & Field for the Lowell High School Cardinals.
  • 3-time City Champ 800
  • Lowell High School Record Holder in the DMR
  • Lowell High School Record Holder 4x800

Personal:

  • Born December 18th, 1996
  • Favorite thing about UCSC: The nature and beautiful trails for running and hiking.
  • Favorite Athlete: Allyson Felix
  • Favorite Superhero: Batman
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Hobbies: Guitar and being a foodie.

NCAA Cross Country West Regional

  • 2016 - 38th, 24:04.4
  • 2017- 92nd, 25:11.8