Alaeldin Tirba
Alaeldin Tirba
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Turpin

Cross Country - Opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Mount St. Mary's Duals, navigating the 5000m course in 16:04.0 ... Improved on that time at the DCXC Invitational, taking second in the field in 15:42.50 ... Consistently ran beneath his previous 8000m PR, cutting off over a minute with a 25:19.60 finish to take seventh overall at the Patriot League Championships ... Closed the season at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships, taking 67th in his 10k debut (32:25.30).

Indoor Track - Kicked off the indoor season with a second-place finish in the 3000m at the Navy Invitational (8:37.70) before winning the event at the Father Diamond meet (8:38.15) ... Was second overall in the mile at the Terrapin Invitational, crossing in 4:15.87 ... Was the runner-up in the Armory Track Invitational mile (4:11.13) before going on to run a PR in the event at the Patriot League Championships for a fifth-place finish (4:10.87) ... Was also a member of the fifth-place 4x800m team at the Patriot League Championships (7:35.05).

Outdoor Track - Competed primarily in the 1500m during the outdoor season, with his only 800m coming during the Hopkins Loyola Invitational where he crossed in third overall (1:53.07) ... Hit a new 1500m PR at the Coach O Coastal Carolina Invitational, crossing in second overall with a final time of 3:51.87 ... Led the 1500m field at the Morgan State Legacy Meet, finishing in 3:55.59 ... Was a member of the 4x800m team at both the Penn Relays and Patriot League Invitational, taking fourth in the league with a 7:34.04 finish.

Cross Country - Made his AU debut at the Mount St. Mary's Duals, placing 14th in the 5000m field (15:53.50) ... Was 51st in the Navy Invitational field, clocking through in 27:06.70 for his first career 8000m ... Had a season's best 26:58.0 for 8000m at the Lehigh Paul Short Run ... Closed the season with a sixth-place finish at the Leopard Invitational.

Indoor Track - Competed primarily in the mile during the indoor season ... Had a season's best 4:19.42 at the Armory Track Invitational, taking 23rd in the field ... Closed the season at the Patriot League Championships as a member of the third-place DMR team (10:04.11) and the fifth-place 4x800m (7:37.16) team.

Outdoor Track - Focused on the 1500m throughout the season, starting with the Maryland Invitational where he placed 11th in the field with a final time of 4:05.46 ... Steadily improved on that time throughout the season, crossing in 3:56.69 at the Colonial Relays and 3:54.05 at the Mason Spring Invitational ... Had one 800m performance outdoor, taking ninth at the Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Was tenth at the Patriot League Championships in the 1500m (3:54.92), and sixth as a member of the AU 4x800m team (7:40.34) ... Closed his season at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier, taking 31st in the 1500m (3:54.63).

Turpin HS - Tirba was a state qualifier in cross country and track and broke four school records at Turpin. He was a two-time ECC Runner of the Year and scored the most varsity points for the team during his sophomore cross country season. Tirba was a member of the 4x800 and distance medley relay teams that hold school records and competed at regionals twice during the track season and once during cross country. He earned four varsity letters in track and three in cross country during his high school career.