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

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2016-17
Cross Country - Led the team in two of the four meets during his junior campaign ... Was the first overall finisher at the Mount St. Mary's Duals (9/2), crossing in 15:30.50 for 5000m ... Guided the Eagles with a 54th place finish at the Panorama Farms Invitational (9/23), navigating the 8000m course in 25:51.80 ... Timed through with a new 8000m PR at the Princeton Invite (10/15), placing 55th in the field and second for the Eagles ... Closed the season at the Patriot League Championships (10/29) where he placed 35th overall in 26:01.60.

Indoor Track - Tallied four first-place finishes throughout the indoor season, starting with the opener at the Navy Invitational (12/3) where he led the 3000m field in 9:09.48 ... Followed that up with a new PR in the event, once again leading the 3000m field at the Navy Meet (1/13) in 8:22.09 ... Won the Patriot Games (1/28) mile with a season's best 4:16.04 ... Helped guide the men's 4x800m to a Patriot League Championships title (2/17) in school record fashion with a 7:31.30 crossing ... Was runner-up in the 3000m run at the championship meet, hitting a new PR of 8:18.79 ... Closed the season with a second-place finish in the 1000m run at the GMU Last Chance Meet (2/26), crossing in 2:27.35 for the sixth-fastest time in program history.

Outdoor Track - Opened the season with a fourth-place finish in the 1500m run at the Maryland Invitational (3/18), missing his PR by one second with a 3:52.10 crossing ... Followed that up with a first-place finish in the event at the Navy Invitational (3/25), finishing in 3:54.23 ... Led the 5000m run field at the Hopkins Invitational (4/14) with a final time of 14:44.43 ... Was a member of the fourth-place DMR team at the Penn Relays (4/27), helping the team to the sixth-fastest time in program history with a 9:55.18 finish ... Won another Patriot League Championships (5/5) title alongside the men's 4x800m, timing through with the eighth-fastest time in program history with a 7:34.64 finish ... Was 16th as an individual at the league championship meet, crossing in 15:01.49 for the 5000m run ... Closed the season at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier (5/15), taking 18th in the 1500m run with a new PR of 3:50.03.

2015-16
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.


2014-15
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.