Abby Buckhoff
Abby Buckhoff
Year: So.
Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.
High School: Golden Valley HS
Position: Distance

CROSS COUNTRY SOPHOMORE (2014): Competed in four events during the season…ran a season-best 20:06.9 over the 5K course at the Highlander Invitational on Oct. 18 finishing 68th overall...posted her best finish at the CSUSB Coyote Classic on Sept. 27, covering the 6K course in 24:55.7 to finish 38th overall and first among Fullerton participants…concluded the season at the Titan Invitational in third place among the CSF runners and 54th overall, logging a time of 20:28.7 at the 5K event on Oct. 24.

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD FRESHMAN (2014): Competed in six mid-distance events for the Titans during the 2014 outdoor track and field season... ran each the 1500, 3000, and 5000-meter twice during the season... in the 1500-meter run she posted a personal best time of 5:01.55 to finish sixth at the Riverside CC Meet on March 8... posted her best time in the 3000-meter run on April 11 at the Big West Challenge when she ran a 10:53.79 finishing in 14th... also ran the 5000-meter and recorded a personal best time of 19:05.36 to place 31st at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 15.

CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2013): Competed in seven events during the season…placed in the overall top-30 in three events…ran a season-best 18:56.0 over the 5K course at the Highlander Invitational on Oct. 19, finishing 42nd overall...posted her best finish at the CSUSB Invite on Sept. 28, covering the 6K course in 24:12.5 to finish 23rd overall, and 10th among Fullerton participants…concluded the season at the Big West Championships in eighth place among the CSF runners and 56th overall, logging a time of 25:16.0 at the 6K event in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Nov. 2.

GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track for the Grizzlies under head coaches Ron Evans, Chris Evans, and Marc Minasian... during her senior year she was elected co-captain of the cross country, awarded the Joan Benoit Samuelson Award, and was a member of the first Foothill League Championship in track... was named to the All-Foothill League for cross country in 2012... set personal best times in the 3200m (11:16), 5000m (19:01), and three-mile run (17:57).

PERSONAL 
Born in Tarzana, Calif... parents are Donald and Michelle... has one brother, Casey... is a twin (Casey)... majoring in communications... wants a career with a major entertainment corporation after graduation... chose Fullerton because of the communications and business program... lists vintage shopping, bike riding, hiking, and swimming among some of her hobbies... favorites include: the beach (place to run), Angels, Lakers, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks (athletic teams), Lolo Jones (athlete), 500 Days of Summer, Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, LOL, Drive, 13 Going on 30 (movies), Best Coast, Phoenix, Kings of Convenience, The Beatles, Lana Del Ray (musical artists), "The Great Gatsby" (book), Ryan Gosling (actor), Italian, smoothies, salads and ice cream (foods).