AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Represented UC San Diego in the 110 hurdles with a ninth place finish and participated in the 4x100 relay helping the Tritons to a fifth place finish with a time of 43.69 … Ran a personal best time of 15.11 in the 110 hurdles at the All-UC Meet finishing in third, while entering UCSD's Top 10 all-time records with the eighth-fastest time in program history for that event … Also had best marks in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.43 and the long jump (22’5.75”) … Was a member of the second fastest 4x100 relay this season with a final time of 43.12.
A 2012 graduate of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel ... "Co-MVP Award" recipient his last three years with the Eagles (2010-12) ... Won "Iron Man Award" as a senior with the Eagles (2012) ... Earned "scholar-athlete" recognition during his junior year (2011) ... "Co-Most Improved Athlete" honoree as a freshman at GHS (2009) ... Ran both the 110-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles in personal-best times of 14.54 seconds and 39.45 at the CIF-SS - Division III Prelims, where he took third and 10th, respectively ... Finished fourth (14.66) and ninth (41.00) in those respective races at the CIF-SS - D-III Finals the following week during his final year (2012) ... Competed in a leg of the 4x100 relay, helping the Eagles win the event at the Mission Valley League Finals with a team-best time of 43.64 as a senior (2012).
Born on July 22, 1994 in Monterey Park ... Son of Alan and Monica Chiao ... Majors in electrical engineering at Warren College ... The atmosphere during meets and the dedication that everyone puts in to the sport is what he enjoys most about track and field moment ... Playing the piano, volunteering and fixing computers are among his hobbies ... Favorite athlete is Liu Xiang ... Has Franz Liszt on his playlist ... The Green Mile is his favorite movie ... Would eat dried mango slices for the rest of his life if given the chance ... His greatest influences are Xiang, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, scientist Carl Sagan and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore ... Aspires to work in the electronics industry until he can gain enough knowldege to start his own business.