Cardinal women beat Cal in 119th rivalry meet with Cal
Cardinal and Cal continue dual-meet rivalry
Top freshman class complements All-Americans
Eleven state champs and two foreign stars represented
Cardinal women seek MPSF repeat
Career Best (thru 2013 indoors):
400 Meters: 44.97
2013 Season: Indoors - Did not compete.
2012 Olympics: At age 19, reached the 2012 Olympic final in the 400 meters, finishing eighth in 45.14 in London ... qualified seventh with a personal record of 44.97 in the semifinals ... became the first Australian man in 24 years to reach an Olympic 400 final ... opened with a personal best of 45.18 in the first round ... ran on Australia's 4x400 that ran 3:03.17 in the first round and failed to advance to the final.
National/International: Won Australia national 400 championships in 2011 and 2012 ... earned a bronze medal at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, running a personal record 45.54 ... broke a 30-year-old national junior record in 2011 ... was part of the Australian 4x400 team that competed at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and finished fifth in its heat in 3:01.56 and failed to reach the final ... his 44.97 ranked him No. 21 on the 2012 world performance list.
High School/Club: Competed for the Randwick Botany Harriers where he was coached by Ukrainian-born Fira Dvoskina ... has a best of 53.75 in the 400 hurdles ... won the 2009 Under-17 All-Schools Championship in the 400 ... did not begin formal track training until 2009 ... also trained at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
Personal: Plans a career in medicine, like his father, Michael, a South Africa-born orthopedic surgeon ... born in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia ... captained the Australian junior soccer team that competed in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel ... also a talented surfer ... was named the Maccabi New South Wales junior Sportsman of the Year in 2009 and Sportsman of the Year in 2011.