Amanda Mercado
Amanda Mercado
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Murrieta Valley, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Valley HS
Position: Throws

TRACK & FIELD (2013)

AS A SOPHMORE: Competed in 17 outdoor track and field events for the Titans during the 2013 season…in the shot put her top mark was 39-11.25, earning that at the Beach Invite…finished second at the Pomona Preview on Mar. 1-2, with a throw of 37-09.50…in the hammer throw she also placed first at the Pomona Preview with a throw of 154-08…set the top mark for the season with a throw of 159-02 at the Beach Invite on Mar. 19-20. 

MURRIETA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Was on the varsity track team all four years at Murrieta Valley High School...won her team's Rookie of the Year award freshman year...qualified for the Arcadia Invitational her junior year...placed eighth in the shot put at indoor state championships her senior year (36.5")...Tossed a personal best 36.8.75"in the shot put her sophomore season.

PERSONAL
Born in Chula Vista, Calif....her parents are Jaime and Valerie... she has a younger brother Hayden, who does Tae Kwon Do...she's currently majoring in communications with a focus in public relations...in her free time she enjoys baking, painting, cooking, listening to music, and shopping.

FAVORITES
Place(s) to Run: Mountian trails
Athletic Team: San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, USATF, USC Football, Oregon Football
Movie(s): Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Holiday, Mean Girls
Musical Artist(s): Bob Marley, Miquel, J Cole, Rihanna
Actor/ Actress(s): Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn, Jason Segel, Tom Hardy, Michelle Rodriguez, Naya Rivera
Food: Sushi