2016 NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER
2016 BIG WEST MEN'S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2016 BIG WEST CHAMPION (LONG JUMP, 4X400)
FOUR-TIME ALL-BIG WEST PERFORMER
LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
100m - 10.80
200m - 21.31
400m - 47.41
Long Jump - 25-00.75
LBSU INDOOR BESTS
200m - 22.06
400m - 47.84 (6th all-time)
2016 (Freshman): NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the long jump and 4x400 relay ... Named the Big West Men's Freshman of the Year ... Scored 38 points at the conference meet ... Big West champion in the long jump and 4x400 relay ... Won the long jump with a wind-aided personal-record 26-02.25, making him the first individual to reach 26 feet at the conference meet since 1984 ... Finished third in the 400m, fifth in the 200m and was a member of the second-place 4x100 relay team ... Posted a top-10 finish in every individual event during the regular season ... Runner-up in the 400m at the Cal Opener ... Ran a season-best 47.41 to come in fifth at the USC Trojan Invitational ... Took second in his first long jump competition at the Big West Challenge (24-00.75) ... Went for a wind-legal lifetime-best 25-00.75 for a fourth-place showing at the Beach Invitational ... Recorded a season-best 21.31 in the 200m prelims at the Big West Championships ... Competed in the 200m and 400m during the indoor season ... Placed fourth in the 400m at the Husky Classic with a time of 47.84 ... That mark ranks sixth in school history.
Previous College: Spent one year at Texas Tech ... Competed in the 400m and 4x400 relay during the 2015 indoor season.
High School: Joined the track team at Wilson High School during his junior year ... Won the California state title in the 400m as a senior ... Ran a lifetime-best 46.92 at the state championships ... Established a personal-record 22.09 in the 200m at the CIF-Southern Section Division I Prelims ... Also lettered in soccer, garnering second-team all-league honors.
Personal: Majoring in communication studies.
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