Thunderstorms Delay Events by 3 Hours Friday in Austin
More Than 30 Qualifiers Will Give Cal Strong Representation
Top 12 Out of Each Event Will Advance to NCAA Nationals
Senior Runs PR 13.43 to Lead Bears at Pac-12 Championships
Bears Break Six-Year Streak against Cardinal with Emotional Victory
Redshirt-Freshman (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. Freshman (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 ... has a career interest to become a coach, athletic trainer or teacher ... 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 56-1.75 (17.11m)i Jan. 28, 2012