Mehdi Taieb-Brahim
    Mehdi Taieb-Brahim

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tarzana, Calif.

    High School:
    Birmingham

    Last College:
    Notre Dame de Namur

    Height:
    5-8

    Major:
    Philosophy

    Fresno State: (2007) Finished 149th with a time of 34:19 (10K) at the NCAA West Regionals ... took 39th with a time of 26:07 at the WAC Championships ... was 43rd, clocking in at 29:13 during the Cal Poly Invitational ... was 36th with a time of 34:19 in the 10K race at the UC San Diego Triton Classic ... placed 13th (fourth among Fresno State runners) at the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento with ha time of 25:50 ... was 91st in the season opener at UC Irvine, clocking in at 27:11 in the 8K race.

    Prior to Fresno State: At Notre Dame de Namur, was Male Freshman of the Year and all-conference ... a member of the team that went to the NAIA cross country national championships ... was a Los Angeles Section city champion in cross country his senior year at Birmingham High ... was third his junior year ... was second in the section in 3,200 meters his senior season and third in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters his junior year ... was a four-time West Valley League champion in cross country and track and field ... was all-city three times each in track and cross country ... was all-area first-team (Los Angeles County) ... earned a National Scholar-Athlete Award (U.S. Army Reserve) ... in high school personal-bests include: 4:26 (1,600 meters); 9:36 (3,200 meters); 15:35 (5K); and 15:08 (three-mile).

    Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1986 ... parents are Khalida Taleb and Abdelhamid Taieb-Brahim ... has two younger sisters, Nadia and Sara ... admires Michael Jordan because of his will and determination ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning the Los Angeles City Section cross country title in high school ... admires his mother because of her strong will and never-give-up attitude ... enjoys playing basketball pool, hanging out with friends and watching movies.

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