UNLV: Transferred to UNLV after running two years at Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) for both the cross country and track and field teams.
Cerritos Track and Field: Helped the team win consecutive championships on the state (California Community College Athletic Association), regional (Southern California) and conference (South Coast) levels in 2008 and `09 ... In 2008, finished second at the South Coast Conference Championships in the 3000 meter steeplechase (12:04.86) and sixth in the 1500 meters (5:03.32) ... Placed fourth at the state championships in the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:49.28) and fifth in the same event (12:04.10) at the Southern California Championships ... In 2009, won the conference title in the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:31.50) and finished fourth in the 5000 meters (18:45.79) at the same meet ... Finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:28.21) at the Southern California Championships, while also running the 4x100 meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter hurdles.
Cerritos Cross Country: Helped the team to a South Coast Conference championship in 2008, a year after finishing second in 2007 ... Team also placed fourth (2007) and fifth (2008) in the state championships and fifth (2007) and sixth (2008) in the Southern California Championships ... In 2007, finished 42nd (19:53) at the state championships, 44th (20:15) at the Southern California Championships and 10th (20:15) at the conference championships ... In 2008, finished 21st (18:55.77) at the state championships, 11th (18:39.57) at the Southern California Championships and sixth (19:31) at the conference championships.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Sante Fe HS in Sante Fe Springs, Calif. ... Lettered four times in cross country ... Two-time state champion in the steeplechase after placing third and fourth as a sophomore and freshman, respectively ... Also lettered in track and basketball.
Personal: Sarah Denise Muniz was born on June 5, 1989, in Paramount, Calif. ... The daughter of Arlene and Gary Apodaca ... Has four siblings ... Majoring in English.