Andrew Farkas
Andrew Farkas
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Jolla, Calif.
High School: La Jolla HS
Position: Distance

Andrew Farkas had a break out sophomore year capturing bronze at the Big West Championships in the 3000m Steeple. This outdoor season look for him to improve on his 800m PR of 1:52.43 set last year at the Cal Poly Dual Meet.

Competed in the 3000m steeple 5 times, winning two meets. Set his personal best at the Big West Championships racing to a third place finish at 9:14.67, a 27 second PR from his freshman year. Opened the year at the Gaucho Round Up with a 4:12.52 mile PR. Won his first collegiate race with a steeple win in the second meet of the year- the All-Cal Challenge Cup. Claimed his second collegiate win at the Big West Challenge, again in the steeple. Established a 1500m PR at the Cal State LA Invitational at 3:53.53.

In his first season, Farkas competed in 6 meets where he ran the 1,500m, 1 mile, 5k,and 3,000m Steeple. Took 3rd in the Gaucho Round Up in the mile.

Farkas was the La Jolla High School three time Top Ten record holder...Helped set La Jolla High School DMR record....Won the San Diego Section prelims in the 1600m with his prep best of 4:16.37. Set his prep 800m PR in a dual meet against Scripps Rach at 1:55.38. Also ran on the 4 x 400m relay.

Majoring in Pre-Psych...Son of Terry Peters and Alex Farkas...Has one brother Daniel...Made Union Tribune all-academic team all four years in high school...Made the first all-academic team for a cross country athlete...Chose UCSB because of the coaching and because he knows he can reach his full potential here...Enjoys playing bocce ball, football, and volleyball in his free time...Strongly believes in karma...Favorite movie is "Anchorman", Favorite artists are J. Cole and Drake...Favorite athletes are David Rudisha, Troy Polamalu, and fellow UCSB teammate Andrew Pilavjian.

Collegiate Bests
800m- 1:52.43 (2013 Cal Poly Dual Meet)
1,500m- 3:53.53 ( 2013 Cal State LA Invitational)
1 mile- 4:12.52 (2013 Gaucho Round Up)
5k- 16:19.84 (Cal Poly, 4/28/12)
3000m Steeple- 9:14.67 (2013 Big West Championships)

Big West Championships
2013- 800m, 12th, 2:01.48
2013- 3000m Steeple, 3rd, 9:14.67