I have been a fan, athlete, coach, official, prep editor, author, blogger, and photographer since 1953.
I have announced the NCAA West, the Pac-12, the Stanford Invitational, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, the Mt. SAC Relays, the North Coast Section, the Sac-Joaquin Section, and the California State High School Meet.
I have attended five Olympic Games and four World Championships.
I am a U.S. Correspondent for Track and Field News.
2016 (XC) - Competed in two meets … Raced in the 8k at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and finished with a time of 24:44.2 in 38th place ... Opened the season at the Mustang Challenge in the 4.8mi and finished fourth with a time of 25:23.8.
2016 (Track) – Competed in eight outdoor meets during his freshmen campaign … Placed 15th at the Pac-12 Championships in the 800m with a time of 1:52.53 … Clocked a personal best 14:27.72 to finish 22nd in the 5,000m at the Pac-12 Championships … Posted a personal best 1:51.25 in the 800m to place third in the dual meet against rival USC … Finished sixth in the 800m in the dual meet against Texas A&M with a time of 1:51.70 … Posted a personal best 3:51.03 in the 1,500m to place fourth at the Rafer/JJK Invitational … Opened his outdoor season with a 1:55.16 in the 800m … Competed in six indoor meets … Ran an indoor best of 1:52.07 in the 800m to place 11th at the MPSF Championships … Ran a leg on the fifth place DMR at the MPSF Championships … Clocked an indoor best mile time of 4:08.34 to place 11th at the Alex Wilson Invitational … Ran a leg on the winning DMR at the Husky Classic that clocked a 9:48.92.
2015 (XC) - Ran unattached in the Titan Invitational (8k) and finished with a time of 26:00. HIGH SCHOOL - Prepped at Roseville High School in Roseville, Calif. … A two-time state qualifier in the 800m … Placed fifth at the CIF State Track & Field Championships with a time of 1:53.70 … Clocked a personal best 1:51.54 to finish second at the Mt. SAC Relays … Ran a 1:53.05 at the USATF Junior Nationals to place 10th … Finished 18th as a junior at the state meet with a time of 1:54.78 … Ran a personal best 4:13.02 in the 1,600m to win the Sacramento Meet of Champions … Helped the Roseville 4x400m relay team place sixth at the CIF State Championships … Ran at Brooks PR two years in a row … Holds the Roseville school record in the 800m, mile and 4x400m relay … Placed 61st at the CIF California State Cross Country Championships with a time of 16:05. PERSONAL –Son of Arturo and Alma Rosa Sotomayor … Has one brother named Eduardo and a sister named Sara Elena … Admires Leo Manzano … Enjoys soccer, hiking and working on cars.