|Hometown:||West Covina, Calif.|
|High School:||Bishop Amat HS|
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17): (XC) Ran five times in his debut season ... season-best 8-kilometer 25:12.5 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.
(TRACK) Ran twice at 800 meters and twice at 1,500 meters during his first season on the track with the Broncos ... doubled up for season-best times at 800 meters (2:02.61) and 1,500 meters (4:08.24) at the Kim Duyst Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Did not run.
PRIOR TO SCU: Graduated from Bishop Amat High School in 2015 ... high school coaches were Daniel Lodolo, Jim Deurmier and Blayze Fimbres … cross country/track captain junior and senior year … Lancers were CIF-SS champions, CIF-State Division IV champions and Del Rey League champions during Gonzalez’s time with the team … earned First Team All-San Gabriel Valley, First Team All-League and All-CIF honors.
HIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL BESTS
Cross Country: 5k — 15:43
Track: 1600m — 4:21, 3000m — 8:46, 3200m — 9:27, 3 mile — 14:50.
PERSONAL: Parents are Jesus and Georgina Gonzalez ... has two older brothers, Randy and Jesus, and a younger sister, Cynthia … hobbies include playing guitar, listening to music, playing sports and reading … vice president of Latinos Unidos and Man vs. Food … earned Academic First Honors.
WHY GONZALEZ CHOSE SANTA CLARA: “The most impactful reason I chose Santa Clara University was the amazing academics offered at this prestigious university. The reason this school became an option for me was the generous financial aid package I was lucky enough to have received. Lastly, the athletics program drew me into this university and I am so lucky to have been recruited in a class filled with so much talent.”