Jayson Perez
Jayson Perez
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: South El Monte, Calif.
High School: South El Monte HS
Position: Distance
Experience: 1V

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2014): Competed in one event for the Titans during the 2014 outdoor track and field season... ran the 800-meters at the Riverside CC Meet on March 8 and he did not finish the race. 

CROSS COUNTRY REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013): Competed in six events during the season…placed in the overall top-20 in three events…ran a season-best 25:31 over the 8K course at the Inter-Region Jamboree in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 4, finishing 75th overall...posted his best 8K finish at Fullerton’s Mark Covert Classic on Aug. 31, covering the course in 26:14.2 to finish 15th overall, and third among Fullerton participants…competed in one 6K event on Oct. 19, finishing in 12th place with a mark of 18:13.1 at the Highlander Invitational…at the Big West Championships, he placed third among the CSF runners and 36th overall, logging a time of 27:28.0 at the 8K event in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Nov. 2…concluded the season competing in a 10K event at the NCAA West Regionals, logging a time of 31:58 while finishing in 101st place overall and first among Fullerton participants.

TRACK & FIELD REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013): Competed in nine events for the Titans during the 2013 track and field season...participated in five 3000-meter steeplechase events and holds the top four men's times this season in that event...had a personal best time of 9:27.86 (3rd) at the Big West Challenge on April 12 in Irvine, Calif...finished seventh or better in four of five 3000-meter steeplechase events...finished first in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:00.23 at the Pomona Preview on March 1-2..also finished fourth (1:55.81) in the men's 800-meter dash at the Steve Scott Invite in Irvine, Calif.

Cominig off his redshirt season, Jayson Perez competed in five of the six team meets for the Titans in the 2012 season. Perez finished twice 43rd, which was a season-best, once at the Big West Championships with a time of 26:21 (39 points) and at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 25:37.8 (36 points). Perez had a season-best time of 25:02 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational...ran at the NCAA West Regionals finishing with a time of 33:18 finishing in 164th place. 

SOPHOMORE (2011): Redshirt Season.

CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2010): Ran in all six team meets for the Titans... posted his best time of 24:33.6 at the Northridge Invitational on Oct. 16 to finish 10th (eight points) and help the Titans to a third-place finish... also broke 25 minutes with a time of 24:58.6 to finish 28th (20 points) at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 18 to help Fullerton to a fifth-place finish... covered the 10K NCAA West Regional course in 32:30.86 to finish 141st.

Ran varsity cross country for three years (2007-09) and varsity track for three season (2008-10)... three-time team MVP in both sports.

Born in Bellflower... parents are Jaime and Lupe... has a brother, Jaime, and two sisters, Samantha and Krystal... majoring in kinesiology... his brother runs cross country at Cerritos College... lists playing the drums, painting, and drawing among his hobbies... favorites include: Legg Lake Park (place to run), Legg Lake Running Club (athletic team), Gladiator (movie), Need to Breathe (musical artist), "Calvin and Hobbes," "The Outsiders" (books) and Flotrack.org (website).