Paul Colosi
Year: So.
Hometown: Corralitos
High School: St. Francis Catholic HS
Major: Earth Science
2016,2017 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Runner of the Year
2016 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Rookie of the Year
2016,2017 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country First Team
2016,2017 NCAA Division III Qualifier

UC Santa Cruz Success:

  • 2017-18: Cross Country – Followed up a remarkable freshman campaign with an even more impressive sophomore season.  Opened season with a 3rd place finish at the Las Positas Invitational…Broke 26:00 for the first time running 25:44.6 at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge… Moved to 3rd All-Time at UC Santa Cruz running 25:16.1 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational helping the Banana Slugs to a new team time school record…Moved up 1 place to 14th at the NCAA West Regional Championships to become a repeat All-West Region performer…returned to the NCAA Championships in Elsah, IL placing 130th in a time of 25:39.8 for the 3rd best finish in school history by a Banana Slug…Repeat winner of Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country Runner of the year… Named to the 2016 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country All Conference First Team.
  • 2016-17: Cross Country - Made UCSC Cross Country debut with a top 10 finish at the 2016 NDNU Argo Invitational leading the team to a second place team finish...Competed at the UC Riverside Invitational running one of the top 10 times in program history running 26:12...Competed at the 42nd Charles Bowles Invite running the 8th fastest time in School history running (26:07)...Led the UCSC men with a 32nd place finish with a time of 26:19 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational...Dominated the Banana Slug Invitational with a 49 second victory in matching his fastest time of the season 26:07 in muddy and wet conditions...Competed at the NCAA West Regionals and had arguably the performance of his life to place 15th overall (26:37) and qualify as an individual for the NCAA National Championships...Competed at the NCAA National Championships as the first underclassmen in program history...Named the 2016 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country Runner of the year...Named the 2016 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country Rookie of the year...Names to the 2016 Association of Division 3 Independents Cross Country All Conference First Team.
    Track – Opened season with a 10th place finish at the Johnny Mathis Invitational running 15:15.73…Set a new personal best of 15:11.49 for 5000m and set a new school record in the Distance Medley Relay of 10:56.69…Ran a new personal best of 15:02.13 at the Steve Scott Invitational…Ran a new personal best of 4:08.90 at the West Coast last Chance Meet.

High School/Club Success:

  • Competed in Cross Country and Track & Field for St. Francis Catholic High School.
  • Won the CCS Division V Cross Country Title his senior year.
  • Competed at the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
  • Placed 4th in both the 800m and 3200m at the 2016 SCCAL meet.

Personal:

  • Rachel Carson College
  • Born April 10th, 1998
  • Favorite thing about UCSC: The team atmosphere and how the coaches are engaged with all of the athletes.
  • Favorite Athlete: Mark Allen
  • Favorite Superhero: Captain America
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Hobbies:Surfing, hiking, climbing, and anything else outdoors.
NCAA DIII Cross Country National Championships
  • 2017 – 130th, 25:39.8

  • 2016 - 261st, 27:02.5
NCAA DIII Cross Country West Regional Championships
  • 2017 - 14th, 25:50.4

  • 2016 - 15th, 26:37.9
NCAA DIII Cross Country All-Regional
  • 2017

  • 2016

 UC Santa Cruz School Record
  • DMR – 10:56.69
  • Cross Country Team Time – 2:08.29