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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: 2 Letters
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Alwafai Photos

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Ran the 1500 in 4:01.54 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/12) ... Had second-best UCSD time of the season in the 3000 with a finish of 8:37.39 at the Rossi Relays (2/22) ... Ran 5000 in 14:31.88 at Mt. SAC Relays, good for an NCAA provisional qualifier.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Represented UCSD in the 5000 meters at the CCAA Championships, finishing 11th in 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 3200 and 1600 in high school ... Earned a personal best of 9 minutes, 27.5 seconds in the 3200 at the 2012 Trabuco Hills Invitational to place third overall as a senior (2012) ... Best time in the 1600 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 Ziad and Jackeline Alwafai ... Has an older sister named Deanna ... Computer science major at 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 Los Angeles Lakers ... Drew Doughty is his favorite athlete ... Step Brothers is his favorite movie ... Enjoys playing basketball, soccer, Wii tennis and hiking in his spare time ... Ice cream is his food of choice.

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