Liam Martinez
Liam Martinez
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Burlingame, CA
High School: Burlingame HS
Events: 400
Experience: 2Y

2016 -- Advanced to the championship final for the 400 meters at the Big West Championships on May 13 with a career-best time of 48.58 seconds at Long Beach State; came in ninth place on May 14, at 49.40 on FOX Sports Prime Ticket ... also posted first-place finishes as a sophomore at the 34th annual Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 26 (in 50.01 seconds) and the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet vs. UC Santa Barbara on April 30 (49.50) ... his top 200m performance, 22.24 seconds, earned sixth place at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 23 ... contributed to five relay squads during the year, including season-bests of 43.22 seconds for the 4x100m and 3:17.19 in the 4x400m ... not only made the Big West All-Academic Team; also earned Highest Honors for academics on the Big West Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2015 -- As a true freshman, posted the squad’s third-fastest 400-meter performance of the season, running a 49.78 at the Big West Double Dual hosted by UC Riverside on March 14 ... had a second-place time of 50.46 at the Fresno State Twilight meet on March 24, followed by a fourth-place 49.80 at the Cal Poly Invite on March 28, a fourth-place 49.97 at the Bulldog Invitational on April 25 and a fifth-place 49.83 at the UCSB dual at Westmont College on May 2.

Prep -- As a senior team captain at Burlingame High School in 2014, finished as the runner-up at the PAL Championships in the 200 meters, at 23.11 seconds ... also advanced to the CCS finals in the 400m, for which his PR was a program-record 50.14 (good for seventh place) ... also played football and soccer for the Panthers ... maintained a cumulative 4.3 GPA, won the Alice Beeman Award for Outstanding Achievement Inside and Outside the Classroom, and served as co-president of the Interact Club.

Personal -- Born on Aug. 22, 1996 in Stamford, Conn. ... son of Steven and Maigread ... has a brother, Nicholas, and a twin sister, Bridget ... is a member of the Cal Poly Block P organization ... majors in mechanical engineering.