|Hometown:||Santa Ana, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Ana HS|
2011: Juan Paredes competed in six meets for the Gauchos...Competed in NCAA Division 1 West Regional 10k where he clocked a 31:12, compiling an 88th overall finish...Placing 16th, Paredes ran a 24:27.8 in the Big West Championships 8k... At the UCSB Lagoon Open, he ran a 24:53.9 earning a sixth-place finish...Earned an outstanding 22nd-place overall finish at the Stanford Invitational 8k, coming in second for the Gauchos with a time of 24:31... Ran a 25:28 for a 77th-place finish at Pre-Nationals 8k. 2010: Paredes competed in six meets...Placed third in the Lagoon Open with the time of 24:42... Placed 27th at the Stanford Invitational with 24:27... At the 2010 Big West he placed 9th place with 24:38...Went to the 2010 NCAA West Regionals and placed 45th with the time 31:03. 2009: As a redshirt freshman, finished 38th at the NCAA West Regional championship meet in a time of 31:47.97...Was 15th at the Big West championships in a time of 24:40.8.
Had success as a miler in his senior track season, making it all the way to the Southern Section Masters' Meet in the 1600m...Competed in the Golden West League (CIF-SS Div. I) and was named to the All-League team in cross country three years in a row, from 2005-2007...Qualified for CIF Finals in cross country...Named to the All-Orange County 1600m team in 2008...Holds the Santa Ana city record in the 1600m at 4:23... Ran Mt. Sac with a time of 15:25.
Son of Zoila Marroquin and Sergio Paredes... He has two brothers, Sergio and Jose, and two sisters, Hope and Lillian. He is part of the Living Scholars Program at UCSB. Majoring in Environmental Science...Enjoys reading, biking, and going to the beach. Has competed in soccer, flag football, and baseball... Favorite sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys, LA Lakers, and the Anaheim Angels... He enjoys all the Rocky movies.. His favorite athlete is Ryan Marthin... He enjoys sleeping, eating, running, reading books and going to school.
Collegiate Career Bests
8k- 24:27 (Stanford Invitational, 9/26/11)
10k- 31.12 (NCAA Division 1 West Regional, 11/12/11)