Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Birthplace: Santa Ana, CA
Current Residence: Garden Grove, CA
High School: Godinez High School, 2013
College: California State University, Fullerton, 2017
Jose is currently the Assistant Cross-Country coach and the Distance Track coach at Godinez High School in Santa Ana, CA. As a coach Penaloza helps his athletes grow and develop through hard work and dedication, and as a mentor he hopes to inspire them to achieve their goals. Still relatively young in his running career Jose loves to learn, and he is focused on getting better and faster as he chases PRs from 3000m to the marathon. His goal is to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon and to compete as an elite distance runner. Penaloza says he enjoys the Cal Coast running community and loves the challenge of hard work and completion in pursuit of his goals.
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