Brenda Dorantes
Brenda Dorantes
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
Previous School: Whittier HS

Placed 46th at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 23:58.1. Led the Anteaters at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, running a season-best time of 21:53.0 over 6,000 meters. Also ran a season-best time of 18:15.8 over 5,000 meters to place 17th at the Highlander Invitational and 16:38.4 over 4,000 meters to place 18th at the Pepperdine Invitational.


Graduated in 2016 and competed in cross country and track and field, earning four varsity letters in each. Earned MVP of the Del Rio league in 2015 and 2016 and was named First-Team All-Area twice. Was also the team captain from 2014-2016 and named the Most Valuable Runner in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Her cross country team won the Del Rio League Championships three years in a row, from 2013-2015. Academically, she was named to the Principal’s List, earned the Cardinal 75 Award all four years, and received the Cardinal Key for being at the top of her class.


Major is mathematics. Parents are Luis and Margarita Dorantes. Has three siblings, Luis Jr., Ivan, and Wendy.


4000m = 16:38.4 (2016 Pepperdine Invitational)

5000m = 18:15.8 (2016 Highlander Invitational)

6000m = 21:53.0 (2016 NCAA West Regional Championships)


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