Bikram Thiara
Bikram Thiara
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Manteca, CA
High School: Sierra HS
Events: Hurdles / Relays
Experience: 1Y

2018 -- Entered the all-time Cal Poly Top 10 as a true freshman, as he moved to No. 10 in school history with a 400-meter hurdles performance of 52.14 — finishing second, only 0.38 seconds back of the conference title — at the Big West Championships at CSUN on May 12 ... his historic PR ranked 58th regionally (including 15th among freshmen) ... also won the 400m hurdles at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Challenge on March 31, in 54.41; on the same day, ran for the winning 4x400m relay squad (which claimed the victory in 3:23.48) ... altogether, won five more events during the regular season, including a season-best 110m hurdle time of 14.79 seconds at the UC Santa Barbara Blue-Green Rivalry Meet on April 28, and 52.27 in the 400H at the dual vs. the Gauchos (where he also ran lead-off for the top 4x4 relay squad of the spring, at 3:18.51) ... added an eighth-place 400H finish at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance on April 20, via 52.86.

Prep -- As a senior for Sierra High School in Manteca, won the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters title for the 300-meter hurdles with a career-best performance of 37.27 seconds (a new school record) ... earned sixth place at the 2016 CIF State Championships, with a time of 37.82, en route to being named Modesto Bee Track Athlete of the Year ... came in 10th at the 2017 state championship, in 38.03, while with coach Ezequiel Ruiz ... top 110m hurdles time — 14.34 seconds — claimed second at the 2017 Sacramento Meet of Champions ... also selected as overall Stockton Record Male Athlete of the Week on March 22, 2017 ... other PRs included 50.13 in the 400m (winning the section Division 2 crown in 2017) and 22 feet & a quarter-inch for the long jump (good for second place at the Lancer Invitational as a senior) ... also played basketball for the Timberwolves, making the Valley Oak League All-Defensive Team.

Personal -- Majors in Computer Science.