Leslie Juarez
Leslie Juarez
Height: 4-11
Year: Soph
High School: Warren HS / Downey (CA)
Major: English

Cerritos College Cross Country (2022): Came in 98th place at the CCCAA State Championships with a time of 21:43.5, while her clocking of 21:24.6 put her in 73rd place at the Southern California Championships… Finished 21st at the South Coast Conference Championships in a time of 24:03.8 and placed 145th at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in a time of 25:56.3… Posted a 51st place time of 22:10.5 at the Manny Bautista Invitational, while her time of 22:10.0 put her in ninth place at the Coach Downey Classic… Registered a 57th place time in the SoCal Preview Meet of 22:20.1, with her time of 24:06.5 earning her a 44th place result at the Fresno Invitational…..

Cerritos College Women’s Track & Field (2023): Qualified for the Southern California Prelims in both the 800 meters (2:30.17) and 5000 meters (20:43.66) after placing eighth in the 800 meters and 10th in the 5000 meters at the South Coast Conference Championships… Also competed in the 1500 meters (5:37.26) and on several relay teams during the season…..

Warren HS: Earned the Stauffer Scholar-Athlete Award… Was a member of three cross country league championship teams and was named All-San Gabriel Valley League as a senior and sophomore… No season was held her junior year because of Covid-19… Posted a personal best time of 19:49.7 over a 2¾ mile course at the Mt. Carmel Invitational and 20.48 over a three-mile course her sophomore season… Was awarded the Perseverance Award as a freshman… While on the track and field team, she specialized in the 400 meters (1:10.0), 800 meters (2:31.16), 1600 meters (5:52.42) and 3200 meters (12:56.77)… Was a league finalist in the 800 meters and 3200 meters her junior season… Team won the league title her senior season… Received the Dedication Award four seasons in a row and the Character Award as a senior… Spent four years on the cross country and track and field teams…..

Personal: Most memorable moments were when she turned in her personal best times in both cross country and track and field… Would like to transfer to Penn State University, Loyola Marymount University or UC Riverside… Aspires to be either a lawyer or English professor… Hobbies include writing and listening to music… Has two siblings – Daisy (30), who played tennis at Downey High, and Cindy (27)… Is the daughter of Segundo and Julia Juarez… Born in Huntington Park, CA on April 23, 2004…..

Favorite Athlete: Athing Mu                             Favorite Movie: “Whiplash”
Favorite Food:  Pupusas                                   Favorite TV Show: “Hunter x Hunter”
Favorite Book: “The Rose who Grew from Concrete”