Empire Athletics is pleased to welcome Daniel Tapia, who was 24th at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in 2:15:28.  Daniel is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is currently in his third year at the Monterey College of Law.  Daniel was the 2009 California Community College Athletic Association Champion in cross country, the 5,000m and 10,000m.  He has run 1:04:23 in the half marathon, when he finished 4th at the 2011 Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon.