HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo ... Ran cross country all four years in high school competing for the Wolverines in the Sea View League ... Won the Coaches Award and MVP awards for both cross country and track & field ... Had personal best of 14:36 in cross country during 2011 league finals ... Competed in the 3200 meter and 1600 in high school ... Earned personal bests of 9:27 in the 3200 at the 2011 Trabuco Invitational and 4:23 in the 1600 at the 2012 league finals.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 29, 1994 in Anaheim ... Parents are Jackeline and Ziad Alwafai ... Has an older sister named Deanna ... Making CIF Finals as an individual while team suffered from injuries was his most memorable moment in cross country ... Roots for the Vancouver Canucks and L.A. Lakers ... Drew Doughty is his favorite athlete ... Step Brothers is his favorite movie ... Bangarang can be found playing on his iPod ... Enjoys biking, hiking and climbing in his spare time ... Pretzels are his food of choice ... Is a computer science major in Roosevelt College.