Tawei Ma
Tawei Ma
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Port Hueneme, Calif.
High School: Rio Mesa HS
Position: Distance

Tawei Ma posted season-bests of 4:15.70 in the 1,500 meters, 1:59.46 in the 800 meters and 53.99 in the 400 meters ... finished 43rd in the 800 meters at the Occidental Invitational ... did not compete during the indoor season ... finished 66th (28:35.2) at the Big West Cross Country Championships in the fall ... finished a season-best 57th at the 8k Northridge Invitational in a time of 27:59.3.

Ma redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Competed in two meets, finishing 26th in the 1,500 meters in a time 4:10.52 ... also ran the 800 meters at the Tommie Lister Classic (Apr. 25) where he posted a career-best time of 4:10.52 ... did not compete during the indoor season.

Finished a Northridge-best 11th in the 1,500 meters at the Big West Outdoor Championships ... clocked a personal-best time of 4:05.88 ... also ran a season-best 2:01.55 in the 800 meters at the USC Trojan Invitational ... did not compete during the indoor season ... finished 62nd at the Big West Cross Country Championships in a time of 27:36.5.

Earned varsity letters in both track and field and cross country at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, Calif. ... earned second team All-Pacific View League honors in cross country and was named Outstanding Distance Runner Award for the Spartans track team ... the track and field team were four-time league champions ... graduated in 2007 with a 3.35 grade point average.

Born February 21, 1989 in Canoga Park, Calif. ... parents are Elena Villagomez and Kuo-Hsien Ma ... has two sisters, Jeanette and Rocio ... favorites include John Cena, actors Jackie Chan and Jessica Alba and the TV show "Family Guy" ... says his greatest moment in sports was "my 800 meter kick at Spartan Relays ... major is undecided.

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