Omar Ahmad
Omar Ahmad
Year: Senior
Hometown: Milpitas, Calif.
High School: Saint Lawrence

AS A SENIOR IN 2007-08: Placed 38th with a time of 28:17.7 in San Francisco Invitational in the 8k on 9/1 ... Placed 278th with a time of 28:22 in the Stanford Invitational in the 8k on 9/29 ...

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: Placed 32nd in San Francisco Invitational on 9/2 with an 8k time of 28:46.00...Placed 110th in Sundodger Invitational on 9/16 with an 8k time of 27:57...Placed 78th in Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on 10/14, but time was not recorded...Placed 46th in Shoreline Invitational on 10/21 with a 4.6 mi. time of 24:52.2. 

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Raced in only one competition during the season...Finished 52nd at USF Invitational with a time of 28:11.3.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Raced in seven competitions during the season... best finish was a 12th-place showing at the Bronco Invitational... clocked an 8k time of 26:51 at the Stanford Invitational... ran a season-best time of 26:47 at the Willamette Invitational... placed 122nd in the NCAA West Regional with a time of 34:35.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Raced in four competitions during the season ... best finish was a 26th-place showing at the Santa Clara Invitational ... clocked a five-mile time of 27:43.8 at Baylands Park ... ran 29:33.6 in collegiate debut at the Bronco Invitational at Crystal Springs.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Saint Lawrence Academy in Santa Clara, Calif. ... coached by Brent Woodcock ... three-time all-league selection and two-time team MVP ... qualified for state championships three times ... team twice finished as Central Coast Section runners-up ... won age group in LSI Logic and MBA Stanford road races in 2002 ... also participated in basketball, football, soccer, tennis and track ... twice named team MVP in tennis ... member of National Honor Society, Muslim Student Association, Amnesty International and the student council.

PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... son of Altaf and Nuzhat Ahmad ... has two sisters, one older, Sabrina, and one younger, Amina ... enjoys reading, playing sports and traveling ... favorite sports team is the Miami Dolphins ... career aspirations include becoming an electrical engineer.