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Scott Esparza
Position: Throws
Other Position: Hammer-WT
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2013: Made his indoor season debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational on 1/18 by placing seventh in the weight throw with a mark of 56-5.25 (17.20m) … Posted a mark of 56-8.00 in the weight throw (17.27m) at the UW Invitational on 1/26 … Finished eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 57-2.75 (17.44m) at the Husky Classic on 2/8 … Set a new PR in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships on 2/22 with a throw of 57-11.00 (17.65m) … Made his outdoor season debut on 3/23 at the Johnny Mathis Invitational in the hammer with a mark of 181-5 (55.29m), which earned him third place … Set a season best in the hammer throw with a toss of 191-3 (59.82) at the Stanford Invitational on 3/30 … Won the hammer throw on 4/6 at the Tri-Meet between Michigan and Virginia with a throw of 200-6 (61.11m) … Won the hammer event for the second consecutive meet, posting a mark of 193-11 (59.10m) at the Big Meet on 4/20 … Threw the hammer 200-6 (61.11m) at the Brutus Hamilton Open on 4/26 … Placed third in the hammer with a toss of 197-6 (60.42m) on 4/28 at the Jordan Payton Invitational … Placed tenth at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles on 5/12 with a mark of 193-8 (59.02m) in the hammer throw … Finished 30th in the NCAA West Qualifier on 5/25 in the hammer with a mark of 189—8 (57.82m).

2012: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the hammer, where he placed 21st with a throw of 196-6 ... PR effort of 206-3 came at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas (8th) ... Mark puts him No. 5 on Cal's all-time performer list in the hammer ... Finished eighth in the hammer at the Pac-12 meet (185-11) ... Won the Big Meet (193-5) ... Indoors, had bests of 56-1.75 in the weight throw and 49-2.50 in the shot put. 

2011: Redshirted. 

High School: Placed 21st at the state meet in the shot put, throwing 48-4.75 ... Best effort of his senior year was 56-6.50 at the Arcadia Invitational ... Also has a PR of 164-6 in the discus, a 15-foot improvement from his junior year ... Also played football at Amador Valley. 

Personal: Born March 13, 1992 ... Parents are Tony and Jennifer Esparza ... Father graduated from Cal ... Was an Eagle Scout ... Brother Matt is also a thrower on the Track & Field team ... American studies major.

Best Career Marks
Event                       Mark   Date
Shot Put       49-2.50 (15.00m)i   Feb. 25, 2012
Hammer            206-3 (62.87m)   May 25, 2012
Weight Throw   60-4.50 (18.40m)i   Feb. 28, 2014
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