Jesus Salas, Jr.
Jesus  Salas, Jr.

RS Junior

Porterville, Calif.

High School:
Monache HS '13

Last College:
Cal Poly

Must sit out the 2016-17 season after redshirting the 2015-16 season and transferring from Big West Conference rival Cal Poly... Will have one season of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Helped lead the Giants to a pair of Central Valley Conference titles in cross country... Finished with the ninth-fastest time 10K time in the nation (32:13.09) as a sophomore in 2014 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival... Finished fourth at the California Community College Northern California Championships (21:26.6) in 2014... Named the track team's Freshman of the Year in 2014... Helped lead the Giants to a NorCal team title and a state runner-up finish as a sophomore in 2015... Posted track PR's of 2:00.90 in the 800m, 4:00.91 in the 1500m, 9:01.86 in the 3000m, and 14:50.23 in the 5000m.

Four-year cross country letter winner for the Marauders... Two-time All-East Yosemite League first team selection... League MVP in 2012... Twice named to the all-county team... All-CIF Central Section selection as a senior... Finished 37th at the CIF Division II State Championships as a senior with a time of 16:04... Finished third at the section championships as a senior with a time of 16:11... Two-time all-league first team selection in track... Track PR's include 4:33.30 in the 1600m and 9:33.26 for the 3200m... Also played point guard for the Marauders' basketball team.

Parents are Jesus, Sr., and Patricia... Has four older siblings: Cecilia, Christina, Vanessa, and Delia... Majoring in history... Lists becoming a Division I student-athlete as his proudest personal accomplishment... His favorite facility is Hilmer Lodge Stadium at Mt. SAC... Favorite movie is "The Departed"... If he could play any other sport at UC Davis, it would be basketball... Lists his career plans as becoming an Athletic Director at either the high school or collegiate level.