AS A SENIOR IN 2015
CCAA Runner of the Week (9/22) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/21).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Competed in six races ... Was the No. 3 scorer for UCSD at the NCAA West Regionals, running the 10-kilometer course in 32:42.04 ... Second Triton finisher at the CCAA Championships, placing 17th in 26:04 ... Ran 25:18 at the Stanford Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Finished 31st overall at the CCAA Championships in 26:14.1 ... Was the Tritons' No. 5 scorer at the Roy Griak Invitational in 63rd overall (26:39.8) ... Had highest finish at UCSD Opener in 11th (22:28.9).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Ran in all six meets, improving noticeably throughout the season ... Scored in the No. 3 position for the Tritons at the NCAA West Regionals in Kahuku, Hawaii, crossing the finish line in 34:16.1 for 49th overall ... Earned his trip to Hawaii after finishing sixth among Tritons and 25th overall at the CCAA Championships, clocking in at 26:42.7 ... Started season with 11th-place finish at the UCSD Opener, running to a time of 22:39.4 ... Took 23rd overall at the Lancer Invitational (27:20) ... Was the second displacer for UCSD at the Triton Classic, finishing 16th overall in 26:58
A 2011 graduate of Cathedral City High School ... Voted MVP in 2011 ... In track, was named Top Newcomer in 2008 and MVP three times (2009-11) ... Two-time All-Desert Valley League in 2010 and 2011 ... Broke school record in 1600 (4:26, 2010) ... Also played football and basketball for the Lions.
Born Aug. 4, 1993 in Riverside ... Mother is Josett Gonzales ... Has an older brother named Matthew and three younger brothers named Ben, Samuel and Vincent ... Human development major with a philosophy minor at Warren College ... Would like to attend graduate school and ultimately become an electroencephalography (EEG) researcher or professor after completing his UCSD degree ... Winning the 2015 CCAA track and field team title and hopping on a run with international elite athletes during the cross country program's annual training trip to Mammoth are among his most memorable moments at UCSD ... Enjoys watching sports, barbecuing and playing basketball ... Roots for the Dallas Cowboys ... Favorite athlete is Olympic distance runner Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. ... Top movie is Goodfellas ... Loves chili cheese fries from Del Taco.