Chris Martinez
Chris Martinez
Year: R-Fr.
Hometown: Winnetka, CA
High School: Taft HS
Position: Distance
Experience: HS

CAL STATE FULLERTON
TRACK & FIELD SOPHOMORE (2013): Participated in seven events for the Titans during the 2013 outdoor track and field season...competed in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase five times...in the men's 1500-meter run Martinez had his best time of 4:12.71 at the Beach Invite in Cerritos, Calif...finished tenth in the 1500-meter run at the Pomona Preview on March 1-2 with a time of 4:13.36...finished ninth with a time of 9:58.89 in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase at the the Spring Break Invite in Irvine, Calif., on March 22-23...finished in the top ten in four of the five 3000-meter steeplechase events. 

CROSS COUNTRY SOPHOMORE (2012):
Martinez competed in one event for the Titans. He ran a 27:21.9 over an 8k course at the Titan Invitational on Oct. 19th, finishing 71st overall. 

CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2011): Ran in five of the six team meets for the Titans as a rookie... ran a season best of 26:58.3 and finished 172nd at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 17... posted his best finish on Oct. 15 at the Northridge Invitational, finishing 43rd in 26:59.12.

TAFT HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letter winner in cross country and track under head coach Brian Godsey and played one year of soccer... set a personal record in the 1600m (4:27) as a senior... also had personal bests of 2:01 in the 800m and 10:06 in the 3200m.

PERSONAL
Born in Van Nuys... parents are Rodolfo and Maricela... has two brothers, Steven and Edwin... majoring in kinesiology... lists soccer, swimming, and music among his hobbies and interests.

FAVORITES
Place(s) to Run: Griffith Park, Mulholland Drive
Athletic Team: New York Jets
Athlete: Steve Prefontaine
Movie: Catch Me If You Can
Musical Artist(s): A$AP Rocky, ScHoolBoy Q, Mac Miller, Drake, Lil Wayne, Odd Future
Book(s): "Running With the Buffaloes"
Website: Flotrack.org
Actor(s)/Actress(es): Tom Hanks
Food: Pizza, French Fries