Cal Track & Field BIO
Maurice Valentine Jr.
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Maurice Valentine Jr. 1259954
Position: Hurdles
Other Position: 110HH
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.
High School: Castro Valley HS
Experience: SQ

2013: Made his indoor debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational on 1/19 in the 60m hurdles, qualifying for the final with a mark of 8.42, and placed second with an 8.22 in the final … Ran a time of 8.45 in the prelims in the 60m hurdles at the UW Invitational on 1/26 … Qualified for the 60m hurdles final at the Husky Classic with a time of 8.28 during the prelims and finished in tenth place with an 8.32 in the final … Opened his outdoor season on 3/2 at the Stanford Opener with a third place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.03.

2012: Led the Bears during the indoor season with a best of 6-10.75 ... did not compete outdoors.

2011: Cleared 6-8.00 in the high jump at the Big Meet ... did not compete indoors.

2010: Cleared 6-6.25 in the high jump at Cal's opening indoor meet, the Cherry & Silver Invitational, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... redshirted outdoors. 

High School: Attended Castro Valley HS ... ran a PR 14.18 in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCS Meet of Champions in 2009, where he was second to future Cal teammate Chad Jones (14.14) ... won the high jump at the Sacramento Meet of Champions as a junior in 2008 (6-10) ... has a PR of 7-0.25 in the high jump, set in 2007 in Livermore, Calif. ... a national age-group champion three consecutive years ... runner-up in the state meet as a sophomore in '07 ... set Castro Valley school records in the high jump, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles ... also played varsity basketball and football. 

Personal: Born April 3, 1991, in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Maurice and Florence Valentine ... brother, Wendell, played football at Fresno State, and his father was a member of the track & field team at Long Beach State ... American studies major with a concentration in race and popular culture.

Career Best Marks
Event                  Mark   Date
60m hurdles 8.22i Jan. 19, 2013
110m hurdles 15.03 March, 2 2013 High Jump 6-10.75 (2.10m) Jan. 28, 2012
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