AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Placed ninth overall in the men's 10,000-meter run for UC San Diego at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships with a time of 32 minutes, 55.88 seconds ... Also finished ninth in the 10,000 at the Cal-Nevada Championships (32:02) ... Took 30th and 53rd place overall, respectively, in the 5,000 at the 26th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (15:45.86) and the Occidental Distance Carnival (15:47.87) ... Ran an 8:58.74 to place 13th overall in the 3,000 at the All-Cal Challenge ... Turned in a season-best time of 4:03.44 in the 1,500 at the UCSD Triton Invitational for a 12th-place showing overall, including a second-place finish in his heat ... Was 10th place overall in the 1,500 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge upon finishing with a time of 4:18.29 ... Had his highest finish of the season in the 1,500 at the meet against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, where he placed third with a time of 4:13.70.
A 2011 graduate of Tesoro High School in Las Flores ... Competed in both cross country and track and field for the Titans ... Set the school record in the 1,600 with a time of 4:21.84 during the Orange Country Championships, where he finished 13th overall (2011) ... Posted a personal best of 9:22.77 in the 3,200 at the Irvine Invitational as a senior to finish fifth overall (2011) ... Took 10th place in the 800 at the Trabuco Hills/Asics Invitational and Distance Carnival, where he clocked in a personal-record time of 2:03.92 during his senior year with the Titans ... Also was an All-Sea View League performer on the cross country team ... Named the "THS Track and Field MVP" as a senior (2011).
Born on July 7, 1993 in Orange County ... Parents are Wayne and Katherine Liem ... Has an older sister named Allison and a younger sister named Erica ... Is a computer engineering major in Sixth College ... Most memorable track and field moment was competing at the Asics/UC Irvine Cross Country Invitational as a freshman ... Running in his first 10,000 is his favorite UCSD moment ... Hobbies include playing the piano, playing computer games, and eating ... "The Lord of the Rings" is his favorite film franchise ... Would eat only chicken fried steak for the rest of his life if given the opportunity ... Lists his parents and coaches as his greatest influences in life.