Josh Paradise
Josh Paradise
Year: RS-Freshman
Hometown: Alpine, CA
High School: Steele Canyon HS
Position: Distance

2016-2017 Track 

Took to the track six times for his freshman track campaign. Ran a personal best at 5000m at the Ben Brown Invitational, covering the distance in 14:57.26. Also put up a personal best in the 3000m steeplechase at the Big West Challenge, running 9:35.32 for second place. 

2016 Cross Country 

Competed in two competitions for the Gauchos for his first cross season. Ran a season's best at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, covering the eight kilometer course in 25:28.6. 

2015-2016 Track

Redshirt season. Got down to 3:53.67 for 1500m at the Steve Scott Invitational and 15:02.00 for 5000m at the Oxy Invite. 

2015 Cross Country

Redshirt season.


Graduated from Steele Canyon HS. PR's of 15:35 for 5K XC (Stanford) and 15:31 at Mt. Sac. Assisted team at winning Div. II Title. Recorded a 3200m PB of 9:16.57. Coached by Gary Stathas and Pat Connolly.


Parents are Vince and Claudia Paradise...Major is Undeclared but leaning towards Political Science...Worked as a Legislative Intern for State Senator Joel Anderson...Running goals are to qualify to the NCAA Championship...favorite hobbies are surfing, camping, fishing, swimming...Fun fact, I am half Columbian.

Collegiate Bests

1500m - 3:56.00 (2017 39th Annual Aztec Invitational) 

5000m - 14:57.26 (2017 Ben Brown Invitational)

3000m Steeplechase - 9:35.32 (2017 Big West Challenge)