AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Competed in four races in his second year of competition ... Was UCSD's fourth finisher and seventh overall in the UC San Diego Opener (22:14.9) ... Gave a respectable 26th-place performance in the Asics/UC Irvine Invitational (25:59) ... Finished 69th in Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational (26:22.327) ... Concluded the season at CCAA Championships, clocking in at 27:38 to finish 36th.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Ran in five events in his first season with the Tritons ... Finished seventh overall in UCSD's season opener with a time of 22:52.2 on the four-mile course ... Best finish of the year came at the SDSU Aztec Invitational when he clocked in at 28:05.8 in the open run to finish in second place overall ... Finished eighth at the Bronco Preview Meet with a time of 26:20.2.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Oakland High School, where he competed in both cross country and track and field ... Owns a personal best of 16:38 in the 5k ... On the track he set personal records of 2:06 in the 800, 4:36 in the 1,600, and 10:02 in the 3,200.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 6, 1991 in San Francisco ... Parents are Dat Hang Lok and Barbara Khalil ... Has an older sister named Lauren ... Roots for the Oakland A's and Raiders ... Into the Wild is his favorite movie ... Enjoys listening to Eminem ... His parents and his high school coach, Dave Ponas, are some of his greatest influences ... Hobbies include philosophy, health, eating, cooking and grocery shopping ... His favorite sporting memory was his first day running after having lung surgery ... Is a structural engineering major in Sixth College ... His future goals include getting a job as an engineering and treating his friends and family to a three-week vacation.