Freshman Stasia Derrick shares her experience with Step Forward Day.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Made her cross country debut as a senior ... Ran at one meet, posting a 25:15.2 in the 5k at the Titan Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2011: Did not compete in cross country as a junior.
PEPPERDINE XC 2010: Did not compete in cross country as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at six track meets as a senior ... Competed multiple times in the 100 meters (best of 13.43 at Pomona-Pitzer on 4/13) and 400-meter hurdles (best of 71.70 at Northridge on 3/16) ... Also ran the 100-meter hurdles once (21.86 at Ben Brown Invitational on 3/9).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Competed in seven meets as a junior ... Took part in the 100 meters and the 100-meter hurdles ... Season bests were a 13.80 in the 100 (UC Irvine, 3/24) and 17.18 in the 100 hurdles (CSUF Ben Brown, 3/10).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Individual season bests as a sophomore included a 17.76 in the 100m hurdles and a 1:15.58 in the 400m hurdles.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Did not compete in cross country or track as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Folsom (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Did not compete in either track or field or cross country.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles ... Daughter of Rosie Rodriguez ... Sports Medicine major.
FAVORITES: Kobe Bryant (pro athlete) ... Los Angeles Lakers (pro sports team) ... A Child Called It (book) ... Grey's Anatomy (TV show) ... Basketball (sport besides running) ... Hobbies include playing basketball, surfing and snowboarding.