Cal Track & Field BIO
Matt Esparza
Player Profile:
Matt Esparza 1772990
Position: Throws
Other Position: Shot-Discus-Hammer
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Matt Esparza’s TFRRS Profile (for top performances and meet results)

2015: Made his indoor season debut at the Husky Classic in Seattle on 2/13 with an eighth place finish in the shot put (54-3.25) ... Set a new PR in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships with a throw of 54-8.75 ... Made his outdoor debut on 3/7 at the California Outdoor Opener in Berkeley with a third place finish in the shot (55-9.00), which was a season-best mark ... Placed fourth in the shot put at the Big Meet at Stanford on 4/11 with a mark of 53-9.00.

2014: Did not compete during the indoor season ... Made his outdoor California debut on 4/12 at the 120th edition of the Big Meet with a second place finish in the shot put with a mark of 52-8.25 ... Finished third in the shot at the Payton Jordan Invitational on 5/4 with a PR throw of 56-8.75 ... Placed 41st at the NCAA West Prelims in Fayetteville on 5/29 with a mark of 54-4.00.

High School: Attended Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif. … Received Athletic Honors at Stanford Invite Champion in Shot Put in 2012, 2013 … North Coast Section: Meet of Champions in Shot Put and Discus in 2012, 2013 … High school Shot Put record: 61’ 1” and discus 171’10” … Also recruited by Princeton and Stanford

Personal: Born on May 16, 1995 … Parents are Jennifer and Tony Esparza … Undeclared major … Has 3 siblings, oldest brother Scott also on Track & Field team … Father graduated from Cal in 1986 … Has 6 chickens and 2 rabbits as pets. 

Best Marks
Event     Mark     Date
Shot put  56-8.75  May 4, 2014
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