Youssef Baddour
Youssef Baddour
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Torrance, CA
High School: West Torrance HS
Position: Distance
Events: Distance

2016-2017 Track

Competed in eight competitions for his debut season in a Gaucho uniform. Clocked his first sub-15 performance in the 5000m at the UCLA Legends Invite, clocking 14:55.92 for 3rd in his heat. Took third at the Big West Challenge a week following, running 8:36.46. Lowered his 5000m best again the week after that at the Bryan Clay Invitational, running 14:47.93. Yousef would conclude the season on a high note with an inspiring 6th place finish in the 10000m at the Big West Conference Championships in 31:59.77. A tactical first half would keep the field tightly bunched and poised for a fast finish, and Yousef would power home valiantly, finishing the second half of his race almost two minutes faster than the first half. He would also go on to finish just outside scoring position in the 5000m the next day in 10th place. 

2016 Cross Country

Redshirt season.

Prep

Graduated from West Torrance High School. 3 mile PR of 14:53. Finished 4th at 2015 CIF SS D2 finals and helped team finished 1st. High school coach was Jason Druten.

Personal

Major is Pre-biology...College running goal is to make it to the NCAA cross country championship and win as many titles for UCSB as possible...Hobbies are soccer, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, and swimming...From Syria and moved to the U.S. when he was 11 years old.
Collegiate Bests

1500m - 3:57.48 (2017 Cal Poly Dual Meet) 
3000m - 8:36.46 (2017 Big West Challenge Cup) 
5000m - 14:47.93 (2017 Bryan Clay Invitational) 
10000m - 31:59.77 (2017 Big West Conference Track and Field Championships) 
Big West Championships 

2017 - 5000m, 10th, 15:11.45
2017 - 10000m, 6th, 31:59.77