Amar  Dholakia

Placentia, Calif.

High School:
Esperanza '12

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 119


Biological Sciences

CROSS COUNTRY: 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."