Ricardo Paez
Ricardo Paez
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
High School: Ontario
Major: Chemical Biological Engineering

2013: Competed in four events as a junior … finished 17th in the 8k at the NEWMAC Championships (11/3) in 26:28.91 … competed in the NEICAAA sub-varsity 5 mile race (10/12) … came in 28th at the Purple Valley Invitational (9/28) in 27:40.4 … ran the 5 mile at the Southern Maine Invitational (9/21) in 27:03.16.

2012: Competed in five events as a sophomore … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … came 25th in the 5k at the Keene State Alumni Invitational (9/01) in 16:58 … finished third in the sub-varsity 8k run at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational (9/15) with a time of 26:17 … placed 60th in 27:58 at the Purple Valley Classic (9/22) … finished 41st in the sub-varsity 8k at NEICAAAs (10/07) with a time of 26:37.83 … came 18th at NEWMACs (10/27) in 27:04.74.

2011: Did not compete as a freshman.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in chemical biological engineering with a concentration in women and gender studies … also competes on MIT’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams … interned with the Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine Undergraduate Training Program … works in the Center for Perinatal Biology and Advanced Imaging Microscopy Core studying pulmonary hypertension … Dell Scholarship … Edison Scholar.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Ontario High School … league MVP as a junior and senior ... cross country captain as a senior ... National Honor Society … California scholarship federation ... AP Scholar … National Hispanic Heritage award … valedictorian.