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Tareq Alwafai
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
City/State: Aliso Viejo, CA
High School: Aliso Niguel HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Computer Science
Experience: High School
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Alwafai Photos

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Ran the 1,500 meters in 4:01.54 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/12) ... Had second best UCSD time of the season in the 3,000 meters with a finish of 8:37.39 at the Rossi Relays (2/22) ... Ran 5,000 meters in 14:31.88 at Mt. SAC Relays good for a NCAA provisional qualifier mark.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Represented UC San Diego in the 5000 meter run at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track and Field Championships, finishing in eleventh place with a time of 15:53.95 … Ran a personal best time of 8:42.79 in the 3000 at the Mangrum Invitational … Also finished sixth in the 3000 at the All UC meet and third in the 5000 at Pomona Pitzer Invitational with a personal best time 14:47.12.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo ... Won the Coaches Award and MVP awards for both cross country and track and field ... Competed in the 3,200-meter run and 1,600 in high school ... Earned a personal best of 9 minutes, 27.5 seconds in the 3,200 at the 2012 Trabuco Hills Invitational to place third overall as a senior (2012) ... Best time in the 1,600 was a 4:23.48 at the 2012 South Coast League Finals, where he finished fourth overall.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 29, 1994 in Anaheim ... Parents are Jackeline and Ziad Alwafai ... Has an older sister named Deanna ... Is a computer science major in Roosevelt College ... 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 ... "Wasnt Me" by Shaggy is playing on his iPod ... Enjoys playing basketball, soccer, Wii tennis and hiking in his spare time ... Ice cream is his food of choice.

2014 NCAA MWP Champs (mid-ad)
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