Mateo Ramirez-Mercado
Mateo Ramirez-Mercado
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Inderkum HS
Major: Politics

UC Santa Cruz Success:

  • 2017-18: Cross Country - Made UC Santa Cruz debut at the NDNU Argonaut Invitational...Placed 6th overall at the PUC Cross COuntry Invitational...Ran a personal best of 28:12.6 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational...Finished 31st running 28:22.2 at the UC Davis Doc Adams Open.
    Track -Opened season with a new personal best in the 800m running 2:01.35...Ran a new personal bets breaking 2:00 for the first time running 1:59.17 at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational...Set School Record running the 800m leg of the DMR as well as setting a 1500m personal best running 4:13.67 at the SF State Distance Carnival.

High School/Club Success:

  • Competed in Cross Country and Track & Field for the Inderkum High School Tigers.

  • 2x3200m League Champion

  • Cross Country League Champion

  • 6x Sectional Qualifier

  • 2x Cross Country All-League


  • Cowell College

  • Born June 22nd, 1997

  • Son of Sonia Mercado and Carlos Ramirez.  Has three sisters Omayra, Jasmine, and Maribela.

  • Favorite thing about UCSC: View from OPERS at Sunrise and Sunset.

  • Graduation Goals: Become a Mayor.

  • Favorite Athlete: Matthew Centrowitz

  • Favorite Superhero: Spiderman

  • Favorite Color: Blue

  • Hobbies: 2K, Hiking, Netflix, Basketball.