AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Represented UC San Diego in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships, matching his season-high finish of sixth place in that event with a time of 9:52.6 ... Ran a personal-best time of 9:46.42 in the 3,000 steeple at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, taking 10th place overall ... Also finished sixth in the 3,000 steeple at the All-Cal Challenge (10:23.19) and earned an 18th-place showing at the Cal-Nevada Championships (10:09.87) ... Finished as high as fifth in the 1,500 while winning his heat at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a season-best time of 4:00.78 ... Settled for sixth place in the 1,500 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (4:10.82) ... Opened season with sole appearance in the 3,000, clocking in at 9:01.12 to place sixth overall.
A 2011 graduate of Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa ... Competed in track and field at MCHS, earning the "Most Outstanding Track Athlete" Award in 2010 ... Ran a personal-best time of 4:20.13 in the 1,600 at the North Coast Section (NCS) Meet of Champions Finals, where he finished eighth place overall to match his finishing position at the NCS Meet of Champions Trials (4:20.32) from the day before during his senior year (2011) ... Won the 1,600 at the North Bay League Finals (4:24.30) as a senior (2011) ... Placed seventh overall in his personal-record run in the 800 at the 2011 Viking Classic (1:58.92) ... Highest finish in the 800 came at the North Bay League Finals, where he took third place (2:02.30) ... Also competed in cross country for the Pumas ... Earned All-North Bay League Second Team honors as a sophomore and was a first-team performer as a senior ... Named to the All-Empire Honorable Mention squad in 2008 ... Was bestowed the "Varsity Coaches" Award as a junior and senior ... Led the Pumas to a league title in 2007 and 2009 and to a runner-up finish in 2008 and 2010 ... The squad went on to finish seventh at the CIF State Championships when he was a freshman ... Posted personal bests of 15:39 in the three mile and 16:06 in the 5k.
Born Nov. 10, 1993 in San Francisco ... Son of Ari and Lisa Hauptman ... Has two younger brothers named Sam and Jack ... Is an environmental engineering major in Muir College ... Competing at the Arcadia Invitational is his most memorable track moment ... Roots for the Vancouver Canucks ... Favorite athlete is NBA player Ricky Rubio ... "Black Dynamite" is his all-time favorite film ... Loves to throw the Frisbee in his free time ... Actor Russell Crowe is one of his greatest influences ... Listens to the song, "Por Ti Volare" ... Would eat challah for the rest of his life if given the opportunity to choose one food ... He can make a quality s'more ... Plans to pursue a career in an environmentally-related field upon graduation from UCSD.