AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Improved in performances throughout the 2011 season in which he competed in six meets and scored for the Tritons in the last three meets of the season ... Turned in a 67th-place finish at the Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational, crossing the line at 26:18.867 ... Factored into score as Tritons' fourth finisher in Triton Classic Invitational (33:28.5, 9th) ... Punched ticket to postseason with 21st-place finish at CCAA Championships (26:47.6) ... Capped off the UCSD team score at the NCAA West Regional Championships, placing 70th overall (33:46).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Ran in six events during his rookie campaign with the Tritons ... Finished 15th overall in UCSD's season opener with a time of 23:15.1 ... Best finish came at the SDSU Aztec Invitational when he clocked in at 28:11.1 for third place overall in the open run ... Was a scorer for the Tritons at the Bronco Preview Meet after finishing seventh overall with a time of 26:14.2.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Washington High School in Fremont ... Led his squad to three straight MVAL Championships and to second place North Coast Section finish in 2008 ... Posted a cross country personal best of 15:55 in the 5,000 at Woodward Park ... Also competed in track and field at WHS, recording times of 2:02 in the 800, 4:26 in the 1600, and 9:30 in the 3,200.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 7, 1992 in Boston ... Son of David and Lucinda Rich ... Has a twin brother named Will and two younger brother named Alex and Dennis ... Is a San Jose Earthquakes fan ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is his favorite movie ... Hobbies include wakeboarding, skiing, playing soccer, filmmaking and camping ... Childish Gambino is at the top of his playlist at the moment ... Spaghetti is his favorite meal ... Looks up to his coaches from running, soccer and baseball ... Leading his high school team to the CIF DII Championships as a junior is his top sporting moment ... Is a biochemistry and cellular biology major in Marshall College ... Has plans to go to med school after graduating from UCSD.