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Bernie Montoya
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Bernie Montoya 1638137
Position: Distance
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Yuma, Ariz.
High School: Cibola High School

Arizona State 2014

  • Placed 28th at the Roy Griak Invite (Sept. 27) at 25:36.4
  • Finished 30th at the NCAA West Regional meet (Nov. 14) at 30:08.7
  • Placed 38th at the Pac-12 Championships (Oct. 31) at 24:41

Arizona State 2013:

  • Competed at the Pac-12 Championships and placed 32nd in the 8k with a time of 26:04.

  • Recorded a career best time of 24:34 in the 8k at the Wisconsin Invitational.

High School:

  • Widely considered amongst the top-ranked distance recruits in the United States and enters his senior season at Cibola High School (Yuma, Ariz.) with eight state championships.

  • He became the first student-athlete in Arizona prep history to win three state cross country titles following his 5,000-meter victory in 15:14.23 at the Arizona Division I State Championships before going on to finish 22nd at the Nike Cross Country nationals this past fall.

  • In 2012, Montoya made headlines across the country as he won the prestigious adidas Dream Mile in New York. The races are run as a part of the Diamond League meet, the adidas Grand Prix. Both the Dream Mile and Dream 100 are invitation only races (selected by adidas) with the Mile featuring the 14 best athletes in the country on both the men`s and women`s sides.

  • Montoya shocked the field with his winning time of 4:01.32 to win the event, clocking the fastest time in United States junior class prep history and the ninth-fastest time in U.S. high school history, period.

  • Montoya also holds the Arizona state two-mile record with his time of 8:48.25 at 3,200-meters...He finished his career at Cibola winning three titles at the Arizona High School State Championships with three individual titles, taking the 800-meter run in a time of 1:50.19, which would be a new record for the state of Arizona at any division, a record previously held by former ASU standout John Kline...

Personal Bests

1500: 3:45.17
5000: 14:25.73


Bernie Montoya 2015 Results

     PR: 21:44.00
Meet Time Place Total Runners
George Kyte Classic -- -- --
Dave Murray Invitational 21:44.00 3 60
Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational 25:18.00 116 167
Wisconsin adidas Invite 25.05.7 197 244
PAC 12 Championship 24.43.5 49 79
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