UNC Cross Country Bio
 Malia Cali
Cali Cali 777379

Personal Records:

XC 5K - 18:10.05  • XC 6K - 21:41 • 800 - 2:17 • Mile - 4:56 • Two Mile - 10:29

5,000 - 17:13.82 • 10,000 - 35:50


2013 Indoor: Did not compete.

2012 Cross Country: Competed in six races for the Tar Heels, including the ACC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regional • Had a season-best finish of fifth at the Covered Bridge Open • Raced new PRs in the 5K and 6K in back-to-back competitions at the Notre Dame Invitational (5K) and the Wisconsin Invitational (6K).

Sophomore: Did not compete in the 2011 cross country season • Ran the 3,000 during the indoor season • Broke her personal record in the 5,000 at the Raleigh Relays • Ran the 10,000 at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

Freshman: Finished seventh at N.C. Collegiate Championships • Placed fifth at UNC Invite • Did not compete in the indoor season • Ran the 5,000 and the 10,000 at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

Prep: Owns 19 team and individual titles in track and cross country • Earned two indoor track team titles and one outdoor title • Earned four state team records • Recipient of the 2009 Wendy's High School Heisman for outstanding academics, athletic achievement and community service • Owns personal records 4:56.70 in 1,600 meters, 10:55.75 in two-mile run, 9:59.07 in 3,000 and 10:35.93 in 3,200 • Also played soccer, earning all-state honors three years, was a two-time district MVP, and was a four-time state champion • Also competed in powerlifting placing third at the state championship in 2008.

Personal: Majoring in biology • Career plans are to work in physical therapy and sports medicine • Malia Gisele Cali is the daughter of Gisele and Frankie • Born September 19, 1992.


Up Close and Personal with Malia Cali
Hobbies: Soccer, beach volleyball, spending time with friends and family, snowboarding, water sports and the beach
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Favorite TV Shows: Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Book: Hunger Games
Favorite Band/ Artist: Jack Johnson
I most admire ___ because... My parents because they are both wonderful people with a strong faith, determination and care for others
If I could meet one celebrity, it would be... Ellen DeGeneres because it would be so much fun! But also because she gives back a lot to those in need.
Dream Vacation Spot: Some island like the Bahamas or Bora Bora
Dream Job: Athlete/ pediatric or sports doctor
Favorite Class at UNC: Organic Chemistry
If I could play another sport at UNC, it would be... Soccer
Before a competition, I like to... Say a prayer
Favorite thing about being a Tar Heel: Being a part of a family that supports each other and sharing in the pride and excitement of winning championships!


Year: Senior
Hometown: Hammond, La
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School
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