AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
All-West Region ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/16 and 11/11) ... Finished 14th overall at the NCAA West Regionals (11/9) in Spokane, Wash., in a UCSD course-record time of 32:26.2, earning him a trip to the NCAA Championships ... Finished 100th overall out of 246 competitors at the NCAA Championships, also in Spokane (11/23), lowering UCSD's course-record mark at the Plantes Ferry Sports Complex down to 32:15.2 ... Had highest overall finish of third and was Tritons' second scorer in 21:49.4 at the season-opening UCSD Opener (9/6).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Team's Co-Freshman of the Year ... Participated in every race UCSD competed in during the season and reliably scored in all of them ... Finished 46th overall and second among Tritons with a time of 34:09.01 at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Kahuku, Hawaii ... Took 20th place while occupying the Tritons’ No. 4 slot on the score card during the CCAA Championships and crossed the finish line in 26:33.8 ... Was the second scorer for UCSD at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational, where he finished 16th overall with a time of 25:57.6 ... Had highest overall finish of fifth overall at the UCSD Opener (22:18.6) ... Settled for sixth overall at the Triton Invitational (26:35.3).
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 Coach's Award and MVP 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.
Born Aug. 29, 1994 in Anaheim ... Parents are Ziad and Jackeline Alwafai ... Has an older sister named Deanna ... Computer science major at Roosevelt College ... Going to the NCAA Natioanl Championship his sophomore year is his most memorable moment in cross country ... Enjoys basketball, soccer and hiking in his spare time ... Roots for the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Lakers ... Drew Doughty is his favorite athlete ... Frozen is his favorite movie ... Listens to the Frozen soundtrack ... Enjoys ice cream and other frozen foods.