Marla Runyan Olympic athlete

Marla Runyan (born January 4, 1969), is an American track and field athlete, road runner and marathon runner who is legally blind. She is a three-time national champion in the women's 5000 metres. Runyan was born in Santa Maria, California. After graduating from Camarillo High School in 1987, she went on to study at San Diego State University, where she began competing in several sporting events: the heptathlon, 200-meter dash, high jump, shot put, 100-meter hurdles, long jump, javelin throw and the 800-meter run. In 1994 she received her master's degree. Runyan won four gold medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in the long jump and the 100, 200, and 400 meter races. She also competed in cycling at those games. She attempted to qualify for the "Able Bodied" Olympics at the 1996 U. S. Olympic Trials, finishing 10th in the Heptathlon. While failing to qualify, she ran the 800 meters in 2:04.70, the Heptathlon record. This success convinced her to try distance running. At the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta, she took silver in the shot put and gold in the pentathlon.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 4th, 1969
United States of America


1. San Diego State University Colleges/University

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. It is the third-oldest university in the California State University system, and one of the oldest universities in California. SDSU has a student body of approximately 31,303 (as of the beginning of the Fall 2011 academic year) and an alumni base of more than 200,000. San Diego State University received nearly 60,000 undergraduate applications for the 2011 Fall semester. The school accepted 14,480 high school seniors and 2,748 transfers with an acceptance rate of 28.7% for the 2011 academic year.

Institution info

Type Public university
2013. 145 mil. $
2010. 109 mil. $
Institution colors
5500 Campanile Drive, 92182 - San Diego, California
2013. 27,809
2010. 23,960
2009. 26,796
2013. 4,950
2011. 4,932
2010. 5,227
Acceptance rate
2012. 31.3 %
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.77 K $
2011. 6.58 K $
2010. 5.21 K $
2009. 4.9 K $
2008. 3.75 K $
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People attended San Diego State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1972., Olympic athlete
b. 1970., Olympic athlete
b. 1972., Olympic athlete
b. 1973., Olympic athlete
b. 1964., Olympic athlete
b. 1961., Olympic athlete
b. 1951., Olympic athlete
b. 1955., Olympic athlete

2. Adolfo Camarillo High School School

Adolfo Camarillo High School is a high school located at 4660 Mission Oaks Boulevard in Camarillo, California. It was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 1996 and in 2009 and a National Blue Ribbon School in 1998. It is part of the Oxnard Union High School District. The land was purchased for the school by Adolfo Camarillo for the construction of a high school. Its current principal is Glenn Lipman.

Type State school
4660 Mission Oaks Blvd., 93010 - Camarillo, California
Official web page
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Adolfo Camarillo High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1987., Baseball Outfielder
b. 1954., Baseball Pitcher


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