UNLV track & field had 11 top-eight finishes Saturday at meet hosted by UC San Diego.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Pittsburg HS in Pittsburg, Calif. ... Lettered three years in both track & field and cross country ... Competed in the 400m, 800m, 1600m and relays ... Helped the Pirates to back-to-back Bay Valley League championships in 2012 and '13 ... As a senior, earned league first team and MVP honors after first-place finishes in the 800m and 1600m ... As a junior, named to the league's second team after winning the 800m ... Fastest 400m was 1:01.88 in 2013 ... Fastest 800m was 2:14.72 in 2013 ... Fastest 1600m was a school-record 5:03.64 in 2013 ... In cross country, ran the 5K in 20:23 in 2012.
Personal: Heather H. Hernandez-Shaw was born on July 28, 1994, in Los Gatos, Calif. ... The daughter of Sheryl Shaw ... Has four sisters: Nicole, Melissa, Zoey and Olivia ... Majoring in kinesiological studies.