Amar Dholakia
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Placentia, Calif.

High School:
Esperanza HS '12

Height:
5-9

Major:
Biological Sciences

2012: Ran in five races in his first season, finishing in the Aggies' top-5 three times...Was the third Aggie across the finish line and checked in at 108th overall at the NCAA West Regionals (10K) with a time of 31:44...Finished a season-best 15th at the Aggie Open (6K), with a time of 18:53.2...Also ran at the Stanford Invite (8K), Bronco Invitational (8K) and Big West Championships (8K).

ESPERANZA HS '12: Crossed the finish line in a time of 14:41 to win the Century League individual championship and advance to the CIF-Southern Section finals where he finished ninth overall in a time of 15:21... Competed in his third California CIF Cross Country State Championship final, clocking in at 15:42 to finish 17th in the 5K race... Was sixth among Div. III competitors (15:54.00) at Mt. SAC last fall.... Also competed in track and field, earning a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Divisional Finals where he posted a career-best time of 9:18.73 in the 3,200-meter run... The time ranked 54th in the state... Won the 3,200 at the Century League finals in a time of 9:32.41 while placing second in the 1,600 with a time of 4:20.12... Held a position on the Principal's Honor Roll all four years at Esperanza HS and was twice named a Distinguished Scholar.

PERSONAL: Parents are Manoj and Ahuti Dholakia... Has one younger sibling, Sapna... Played baseball for 13 years before turning to cross country... Majoring in biological sciences... Lists his greatest personal accomplishment as qualifying for the state championship as an individual in 2011.