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  Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hesperia, Calif.

High School:
Hesperia HS

Last College:
Riverside CC

Height:
6-3

Event:
Distance

Experience:
RS

NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Mark Simpson competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters during the outdoor season ... ran a season-best 2:12.60 in the 800 at the Northridge Invitational (Mar. 13) and 4:31.28 in the 1,500 meters at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (Apr. 10) ... did not compete during the indoor season or the 2009 cross country season.

2009
Simpson redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons ... finished 64th at the 2008 Big West Cross Country Championships in a time of 28:58.3 ... season-best finish was 10th at the Bakersfield Cross Country Invitational in a time of 27:03.30.

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Spent two seasons competing in both cross country and track at Riverside Community College ... earned all-conference honors in track in 2007 and 2008 as well as all-conference honors in cross country in 2007 ... the Tigers' cross country team were state champions as well as southern California champions in 2008 ... earned his associate of arts degree in liberal studies in 2008.

HESPERIA HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in both track and cross country at Hesperia High School in Hesperia, Calif. ... was named track distance MVP and cross country MVP in 2006 ... ran the eighth-fastest time in the school's cross country history at 15:58 ... ran bests of 2:05 in the 800 meters, 4:35 in the 1,600 meters, 10:06 in the 3,200 meters ... graduated in 2006.

PERSONAL
Born June 7, 1988 in Palm Springs, Calif. ... parents are La donna and Butch Simpson ... has one sister, Marla and one brother, Kris ... was also recruited by UC Riverside, Occidental Loyola Marymount and UCLA ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, distance runner Noureddine Morceli, actors Adam Sandler and Tina Fey, Chinese food and the band Decura ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "reaching your goals" ... major is History.