Nick Ratto
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Alameda, Calif.

High School:
St. Joseph Notre Dame '12

Height:
5-9

Major:
Political Science

2013: Competed in four meets for UC Davis... 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.

2012: Ran in four races in his first season with the Aggies...Finished a season-best 36th at the Doc Adams Open (8K) in a time of 25:44...Finished 44th at the Big West Championships (8K) with a time of 26:28.3...Placed 109th at the Stanford Invite (8K) in his first collegiate race with a time of 26:17...Also ran in the Bronco Invitational.

ST. JOSEPH NOTRE DAME '12: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country with three letters in track and field... Won the Bay Shore League cross country title in 2011 and was second at CIF-North Coast Section Championships... Placed third among Div. V runners at state meet, clocking in at a career-best time of 15:45 to help lead his team to a third-place finish... Finished fifth overall at CIF-NCS meet and state meet as a junior in 2010... All-league first-team honoree for track team as well... Posted career-best time of 1:51.57 in the 800M at state track finals, finishing third... Has PR of 4:17.69 in the mile from the Stanford Invitational... Member of California Scholarship Federation.

PERSONAL: Parents are Jim and Roberta Ratto... Has one younger brother, Daniel... Majoring in political science... Lists his third-place finish at the state track finals as his career highlight after he rallied late in the race to claim third... Hopes to someday qualify for the Olympic Trials... Cousin Ray Ratto is a sportswriter for CSN Bay Area.