Loren Bland
Loren Bland
Birth Date: 08/01/1983
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif
High School: Gunn
Position: Distance
2005 XC Recap: Plagued with an injury, had to sit out the '05 season.

2005 Track & Field Recap: Took his 5k PR down three times, once at the All-Cal Challenge Cup (15:04.34), again at the Long Beach Collegiate Classic (14:59.87) and finally at the Fullerton Twilight Meet (14:52.76) where he ran away with the victory. At the Big West Conference Championships Loren pulled teammate Art Avitia along in the 10k to take 9th and 8th respectively in the finals.

2004 XC Recap: Ran 26:10 in his final meet at the Titan Invitational backing up his 23rd place finish earlier in the season at the Fresno Invite.

2004 Track & Field Recap: Continuing his healthy ways, Loren opened up at the UCSB Home opener with a personal best in the 3000m. He went on to set a personal best in the 1500m (3:56.54) and 5000m (15:05.06) qualifying for the Big West Championships.

2003 XC Recap: Loren finally completed a healthy season for UCSB, putting on the Gaucho jersey for the first time, Bland opened with a 26:28 on the UCSB Lagoon Course and clocked an 8k XC PR of 25:46.7 at the Riverside Invitational.

High School: A CCS finalist in the 1600m for Gunn HS in 2001.

Personal Bests
1500m: 3:56.54-4-16-04
5000m: 14:52.76

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