UC Davis adds four individual champs, women place second in team standings
UC Davis opens action at conference championships
Five Aggies win individual events at Brutus Hamilton Challenge
Aggies compete at legendary Edwards Stadium
Morgan Bertsch (high jump) and Natsumi McGee (200 meters) each hit all-time Top 5 marks
|1500M||3:46.72||UCLA Legends Invitational||04/03-04/04/15|
2017: Qualifed for the final in the 1500 at the Big West Championships where he secured one point for the team with his eighth-place finish... Won the 800 at Woody Wilson Classic (1:55.81).
2015: Enjoyed a breakout season in the middle distances... Opened up with a ten second PR in the 1500 at Cal Opener, finishing fourth (3:47.75)... Followed that up with a runner-up finish at Aggie Open in the 800 (1:51.65)... Moved to No. 5 all-time in the 1500 with his 3:46.72 performance at the UCLA Legends Invitational... Also broke into the 800 record books at No. 10 with his 1:51.15 run at Beach Invitational... Ran 4:04.80 in the mile at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge... Earned his first collegiate victory in the 1500 at Causeway Classic... Ended his season with a thirteenth-place finish at the Big West Championships.
2014: Competed in five meets, mostly in the 800, including the Big West Championships... Had a season-best time of 1:52.12 in the 800 during the prelims of the conference meet... Finished 3rd at Cal's Brutus Hamilton Open and was fourth at Causeway Classic Dual.
2013: Raced just once, finishing 1,500 at San Francisco State Distance Carnival in 3:57.88.
CROSS COUNTRY: Raced in five meets in 2014, including the Big West and NCAA West Regional Championships... Opened the season with sixth-place showing at Aggie Open... Competed in four meets for UC Davis in 2013... Posted his best finish in the season-opening Aggie Open, covering the 4K course in 19:05 to finish 10th... Scored points for UC Davis en route to a fourth-place team finish at the Inter-Regional Jamboree, finishing with a season-best 8K time of 24:55... One of six runners for the Aggies at the NCAA West Regional, completing the 10K course with a time of 31:38 to finish 82nd... Also posted a time of 25:13.73 at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. Raced four times as a freshman, including 2012 Big West Conference Championships... Crossed as team's No. 2 scorer (36th overall) at Doc Adams Open.
ST. JOSEPH NOTRE DAME HS '12: Captured 3rd at both state cross country (5K) and track (800) meets as a senior... Ran prep PR of 1:51.57 at 2012 state meet...Won North Coast Section title the week before at 1:53.93, improving by seven places and more than three full seconds from 2011 section appearance... Made CIF cross country championships for three straight years, placing 50th, 5th and 3rd from sophomore through senior years... Won 2012 George Albert Award as school's top scholar-athlete in spring sports.
PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif.... Majoring in political science... Parents are Jim & Roberta Ratto... Cousin of Bay Area sportswriter Ray Ratto... Lists Shane Battier has his sports hero, Workaholics character Anders Holmvik as his non-sports hero.