AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
A 2012 graduate of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino ... Ran a personal-best time of 1:55.84 in the 800 meters at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championships, finishing fourth overall as a senior (2012) ... Won the 800 at the meet against Fremont and Homestead (2:02.33) during his senior year (2012) ... At the same meet, ran a personal-best time of 12:16.31 to place fourth overall in the 3,200 ... In dual meet against Wilcox, had a personal-record time of 53.44 in the 400 to place first during his senior year (2012) ... Anchored 4x400 relay team at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) El Camino League Finals for his team-best time of 3:32.71, which was good enough for a third-place finish during his final year (2012) ... Turned in a 13th-place showing as opening leg of the 4x800 relay at the Arcadia Invitational, clocking in at 8:22.82 during his fourth year at MVHS (2012) ... Also finished 13th overall at the K-Bell Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:56.31 in the 1,600 during his sophomore year (2010) ... Hit personal records in the prelims of the 100 (12.89, 10th) and 200 (24.97, 7th) at the De Anza Division Trials before finishing seventh again in the 200 finals (25.15) as a freshman with the Matadors (2009) ... Represented opening leg of the 4x100 relay team in the finals of the De Anza Division Trials during its fourth-place showing with a time of 49.72 in his first season at MVHS (2009).
Born March 24, 1994 in Yokohama, Japan ... Son of Gururaj and Neuza Rao ... Has a younger brother named Anand ... Is an electrical engineering major at Revelle College ... Ending his last high school season with four consecutive personal records is his most memorable moment in track and field ... Playing basketball, listening to music, and playing the piano are among his hobbies ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors ... Usain Bolt is his favorite athlete ... Counts his parents, coaches and teammates as some of the greatest influences in his life ... Hopes to be able to help people in the world upon graduating from UCSD.