Miguel Aceves
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Florin HS '12

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 135

Event:
Distances

Major:
Sociology

2014: Raced in five events, including the 3,000 steeplechase at the Big West Championships, finishing 12th... It was the onlysteeplechase competition of the year for UC Davis... Was fourth in the 3K at the Aggie Open and 18th at the SFSU Distance Carnival... Took eighth in the 1,500 (3:57.97) at the Cal Opener.

2013:
Ran the 1,500 and steeplechase... Finished 2nd in the steeplechase at the Woody Wilson Classic.

CROSS COUNTRY:Ran in five races in 2014, including the Big West Championships and NCAA West Regional... Posted a season-best 14th place finish at the Aggie Open... Saw action in four meets as a freshman in 2013, taking 17th at the Aggie Open and 31st at the Doc Adams Open.

FLORIN HS '12: Competed in both cross country and track, qualifying for CIF Masters' Meets in both sports during his career... Was cross country MVP during junior year and league champion as a senior... Was third-place finisher at 2011 state cross country finals... Received Coaches Award during senior season track campaign... Was also a standout wrestling, posting a 52-20 record in 2011 and 2012, while also capturing a league title... Served as team captain in all three sports.

PERSONAL: Born in San Mateo, Calif.... Mother is Maria Topete... Majoring in sociology... Received Golden Panther Award and Academic Block honor at Florin HS... Principal's honor roll... Chose UC Davis because of the "happy people; my type of people"... Would like to see wings added to running shoes.