UC Davis fields student-athletes in hammer, steeple and 10K on first day of Mt. SAC
Aggie track & field splits up to home meet, Mt. SAC, Beach Invite
Senior steeplechaser moves into school's all-time top 10
Aggies compete at Sac State's Mondo Challenge, S.F. State Distance Carnival and Stanford Invite
UC Davis has 89 honorees in fall, winter and spring combined
|3000M||8:31.84||Causeway Classic Dual||5/1/15|
|5000M||14:44.72||Brutus Hamilton Challenge||4/24/15|
|10,000M||30:02.83||San Francisco State Distance Carnival||4/1/16|
2015: Received All-Big West honors after finishing sixth in 10,000 at Big West Championship... Set career-bests in 3,000 (8:31.84) and 5,000 (14:44.72)... Was third in 3K at Causeway Dual... Also competed in 5k at conference meet... Placed third in 3K at Cal Opener and in 5K at Aggie Open.
2014: Raced five times, posting career-best marks in 3,000 (8:31.84), 5,000 (14:44.72) and 10,000 (30:28.34)... Was third in 3K at both Cal Opener and Causeway Dual.
2013: Competed in seven meets, including the Big West Championships... Had season-best mark of 3:58.08 in the 1,500 at Sac State Mid-Major Challenge... Also ran 5,000 three times... Was second in 3K at Causeway Dual and was third in 5K at Aggie Open.
CROSS COUNTRY: Raced in six meets during 2015 season, including Big West Championship (16th) and NCAA West Regional (34th)... Placed a season-best fifth at season-opening Aggie Open... Competed in five meets for the Aggies in 2014, posting a pair of top-20 finishes... Crossed the line in 19:10 in the season-opening Aggie Open to finish 11th while ending up 17th at the Big West Conference Championships in a time of 26:30.8... Posted his best 8K time of the season at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, finishing 60th with a time of 24:52... One of six Aggies to run at the NCAA West Regionals, crossing the line in a time of 32:14 (119th)... Selected to the Big West Conference fall All-Academic Team. Raced five times as a freshman, including Big West Conference Championship and NCAA West Regional... Crossed as team's No. 3 scorer at region meet (108th overall).
ESPERANZA HS '12: All-Southern Section performer and Century League champion in both track & field and cross country... Finished 5th in 3,200 (PR 9:18.73) at section championship as a senior, cutting 14 seconds from his winning time at Century League meet... Three-time CIF state finalist in cross country, placing 17th in final season as an individual qualifier... Took 9th at CIF-SS Divisional finals the week before states in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born in La Palma, Calif.... Majoring in biological sciences, with plans of becoming a doctor... Parents are Manoj & Ahuti Dholakia... Little-known fact: he played baseball for 13 years, even competing in Hawaii with a travel team... Note to announcers: name is pronounced "ah-MAHR doh-LAH-kee-ah."