HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High School in 2014 ... A late-comer to the sport who ran varsity cross country and track only as a senior ... Also competed on the junior varsity cross country team for two seasons ... Attended Long Beach Millikan High School in 2010-11.
PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Michael and Kimberly Okabayashi ... Has one sister, Keanne ... Majoring in accounting ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "on the surface, it is a school with a beautiful campus and strong academics; on a deeper level, Pepperdine is full of genuine people who passionately follow Christ."
FAVORITES: Enjoys weightlifting, ultimate frisbee and spoken word ... Favorites include JaVale McGee (pro athlete), Charlotte Hornets (pro team), The Bible (book), Memento (movie), Parks and Recreation (TV show), A Tribe Called Quest (musical artist), pho (food) and basketball (sport other than running).