Nathaniel Esparza
Nathaniel  Esparza


Madera, Calif.

High School:
Madera South HS



Last updated on June 29, 2015

Outdoor (Junior): Ran the 3000 and 5000 meter races two times each during his sophomore season ... opened his season by winning the 3000 at the Fresno State Twilight with a time of 9:14.71 ... set collegiate-best times in the 3000 (8:46.62, Bulldog Invitational) and the 5000 (15:03.71, Bryan Clay Invitational).

Cross Country (Junior):
Participated in all six races this season... ran a time of 24:42 at the Mountain West Championships to finish 32nd overall and was the Bulldogs second finisher... finished 11th at the Fresno State Invitational with a 6K-time of 18:54.... placed 24th at the Sundodger Invitational with a time of 25:37.

Outdoor (Sophomore): Participated in three meets ... competed in two events ... recorded a college best 15:49.83 in the 5000M at Cal Poly/ invitational ... won first place in the 3000M with a time of 9:05.82 at the Bulldog Invitational.

Outdoor (Freshman): Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team ... participated in six meets ... clocked a time of 8:56.24 in the 3,000m at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational ... timed in at 4:10.09 in the 1,500m at the Cal Poly Dual.

Prior to Fresno State: Three-year cross country letterwinner under coach Richard Parris at Madera High School ... three-time Valley Champion ... named to the All-Valley team as a senior ... registered times of 4:50 in the 1-mile and 1:57 in the 800m.

Personal: Son of Paul and Brenda Esparza ... major at Fresno State is criminology ... enjoys playing music.

● 800m - 2:06.00, UNLV Randall Cunningham Invitational (4/12/13)
● 1,500m - 4:10.09, Fresno State/Cal Poly Dual (3/9/13)
● 3,000m - 8:46.62, Bulldog Invitational (4/25/15)
● 5,000m - 15:03.71, Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18/15)

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