Jose Penaloza
Jose Penaloza
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
High School: Golden Fundamental HS
Position: Distance

Four-year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track for the Grizzlies under head coach George Payan... named the 2013 Orange Coast League Athlete of the Year... three-time Orange Coast League MVP for cross country... two-time Orange County Athlete of the Week and Godinez high school Athlete of the Month... set personal best times in 1600m (4:25), 3200m (9:15), 5k (15:19), and three-mile run (14:48).

Born in Monterey Park, Calif... parents are Silvia and Rafael... has one brother, Mario, and one sister, Maria... majoring in kinesiology... would like to work in the field of sports management after graduation... lists playing basketball, going to the movies, and going to the beach as some of his hobbies.

Place(s) to Run: Hills
Athletic Team: Lakers, Angels
Athlete(s): Kobe Bryant
Movie(s): Monsters University
Food: Pizza, hamburgers, enchiladas, milkshakes