AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Ran in all six meets for UC San Diego … Was the second of two displacers for the Tritons at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Kahuku, Hawaii, surpassing the finish line in 35:39.39 to take 92nd overall … Capped a stretch of four straight races in which he scored points for the Tritons at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, where he was listed No. 3 on the score card in 18th place overall with a time of 26:31.3 … Began scoring stretch for Tritons at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational as UCSD’s third finisher, taking 17th overall with a reading of 25:59 … Settled for sixth overall at the Lancer Invitational with a time of 25:45 … Represented the Tritons’ No. 5 scorer position at the 20th Annual Triton Invitational with 13th-place showing (26:48.1) ... Co-Captain.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Reliably placed among the top seven Tritons in all six races in which he competed ... Placed 11th overall and second among Tritons in Asics/UCI Invitational (25:40.7) ... Was third UCSD team member to cross finish line in Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational, placing 46th overall (25:55.366) ... Took 12th overall in CCAA Championships (34:00) ... Finished 84th in NCAA Division II West Regional Championships (34:07).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Competed in seven of eight events in his first season at UCSD, scoring in five of them ... Finished third overall in the Triton's opener after clocking in at 22:29.8 on the four-mile course ... Was the Tritons' top finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational, recording a time of 26:40.1 for 34th place ... Finished 21st overall (25:46.8) as the Tritons' third finisher at the CCAA Championships in Whittier ... His time of 34:20.3 at the NCAA West Regional Championships was good enough for 59th place overall.
A 2010 graduate of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner in both cross country and track ... A two-time team captain ... Led the Braves to four straight Trinity League Championships and a CIF Southern Section D-II title in 2006 ... Holds personal bests of 15:10 in the three-mile and 15:57 on the Mt. SAC course.
Born on Jan. 2, 1992 in Long Beach ... Parents are Alberto and Carmen Flores ... Is one of six children ... Roots for the L.A. Angels and New England Patriots ... Matt Centrowitz is his favorite athlete ... Disney's The Emperor's New Groove tops his movie list ... Taylor Swift is playing on the iPod right now ... His parents, Dr. Martin Luther King and teammate Kellen Levy are among his greatest influences ... Roberto's hash brown burritos are his meal of choice ... Lists running at the NCAA West Regional in the snow as his most memorable career moment to this point ... Is a chemical engineering major in Muir College ... Plans to pursue a career developing and building neuro-prosthetics in the future.