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Jumps/Hurdles
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Linden, CA
High School: Linden HS
Major: History
Experience: High School

Bio

AS A JUNIOR IN 2019
All-CCAA (400 hurdles/4x400 relay) ... CCAA Runner of the Week (2/26) ... Finished third overall in the 400 hurdles (53.36) at the CCAA Championships (5/5) ... Was a member of the Triton 4x400 relay that placed third with a time of 3:15.18 at the CCAA Championships (5/4) ... Part of the 4x400 relay team that set a new program record with a time of 3:12.75 at the Oxy Invite (5/12).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018
All-CCAA (400) ... Earned All-CCAA after finishing second overall in the 400 with a time of 49.02 (5/5) ... Placed sixth in the 400 hurdles (56.62) at the CCAA Championships (5/5) ... Was part of the Triton 4x400 relay team that finished fifth (3:17.51) at the CCAA Championships (5/5) ... Placed sixth in the long jump at the CCAA Championships (5/5) with a leap of 22-feet, 5.75-inches.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
USTFCCCA All-West Region (400 hurdles) ... Placed fourth in the 400 (49.34 ), fourth in the 400 hurdles (54.88) and was part of the Tritons' second-place 4x400 relay team (3:16.54) at the CCAA Championshps. 

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Linden High School ... Participated in track and field for the Lions in the Mother Lode League ... Also competed in soccer, basketball, cross country and show jumping.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 1 in Lodi ... History major and Pre-Medicine minor at Muir College ... Would like to attend medical school and pursue a master's degree in Medicine with a specialization in Pediatrics after completing his undergraduate degree at UC San Diego ... Most memorable moment in track and field is winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship in 2015 for the first time in school history with a team of five runners ... Top UC San Diego moment is watching the women's soccer team play in the NCAA Tournament ... Hobbies include show jumping, soccer, and cats ... Roots for the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite athletes are hurdler Bershawn Jackson, equestrian Richard Spooner, and decathlon great Ashton Eaton ... Top movie is Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones ... Listens to J. Cole, Borns, The Strokes, and Chance the Rapper ... Lists strawberries and tacos among his favorite foods ... Has 10 cats, three dogs, 15 horses and four chickens ... Uses Instagram.

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