Deborah Maier
Deborah Maier

Player Profile
RS Junior

Cameron Park, Calif.

High School:
Ponderosa HS




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Championship Previews on Monday's Cal Coaches Corner

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Bears Open 2012 Indoor Season in New Mexico

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  • Returns from a redshirt season as one of the top distance runners in the country
  • Owns the school record in the 3000m (9:20.05i) and is second all-time in the 5000m (15:58.49i)
  • Claimed 2010 All-American honors in the 5000m after finishing ninth at NCAAs in 16:07.20
  • During this past fall, earned cross country All-America honors for the second time in her career, finishing 11th overall and leading the Bears to an 18-place team finish

Junior (2011): Redshirted. Sophomore (2010): Earned MPSF All-Academic (indoors), USTFCCCA All-Academic and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic (outdoors) ... posted Cal's best outdoor mark of the year in the 3000m (9:26.60) during a victory at the Big Meet ... ran a PR 4:23.98 in the 1500m in Tucson ... finished fourth in the 5000m at the Pac-10 Championships in 16:15.39 ... qualified for NCAAs with a time of 16:27.95 at the NCAA Preliminary Meet, which was seventh fastest in the field ... set a school record while winning the MPSF indoor title in the 3000m with a time of 9:20.05, which beat both the previous Cal marks indoors and outdoors in the event ... also set a Cal indoor record in the 5000m at the Husky Classic, clocking an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 15:58.49, more than 30 seconds faster than the previous mark of 16:30.56 set by Alison Greggor in 2009 ... ran the anchor leg on Cal's school-record-setting DMR that finished in 11:19.93 ... qualified for the NCAA indoor meet in the 5000m, but did not finish her race. Freshman (2009): Posted Cal's top time in the 1500m, covering the distance in 4:32.09 at the Big Meet ... also had an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:31.41 in the 5000m ... best indoor time came at the Husky Classic when she ran 9:42.95 in the 3000m. Cross Country: Her 11th-place showing at the NCAA Championships matched Kirsten O'Hara's 1987 result best-ever performance for a Cal runner at the national meet ... did not compete at the Pac-12 meet due to a foot injury, but returned to place second at NCAA West Regionals (all-region honors) ... won both the Sac State Jamboree and the Roy Griak Invitational during the regular season ... led the Bears in all five of her races in 2010 ... earned All-America honors by taking 30th at the NCAA Championships ... qualified as an individual for NCAAs by being the runner-up at NCAA West Regionals ... also third at the Pac-10 meet, second at the Stanford Invitational and third at the Pre-Nationals meet ... earned first-team All-Pac-10 and All-Region honors, as well as chosen second-team Pac-10 All-Academic ... as a sophomore in 2009, had a breakthrough campaign, becoming the first Cal woman to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors after a sixth-place finish at the conference meet ... also named all-regional when she claimed 14th at NCAA regional ... paced the Bears in all four of her races ... named to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic team ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... ran 21:13 to place 39th at the 2008 NCAA regional ... clocked in at 21:25 to finish 41st at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships. High School: Came in third at the 2007 cross country state meet ... ran at the 2008 USATF Cross Country Nationals ... her Ponderosa HS team was Sierra Valley Conference League champion in 2007 ... first-team all-state in 2007 ... Ponderosa placed third at the California state meet in 2007 ... personal bests included 17:55 in the 5K and 17:36 in the three mile ... school record holder in the 1500 and the 1600 ... earned numerous scholarships and academic awards, including the AP Scholar Award. Personal: Born on Aug. 17, 1990, in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... parents are Donna and Paul Maier ... one of six siblings ... brothers Chris, Jonathan and Stephen, and sister, Elizabeth, all attended Cal, and Chris ran cross country and track for the Bears ... also played softball and soccer ... political science major.

Career Best Marks
Event       Mark   Date
1500     4:23.98   April 3, 2010
3000    9:20.05i   Feb. 27, 2010
         9:26.60   April 10, 2010 (outdoor best)
5000   15:58.49i   Feb. 12, 2010
        16:07.20   June 11, 2010 (outdoor best)
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