Eric Safai
Eric Safai
Height: 6-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: Los Altos
Major: Chemical-Biological Engineering

2012: Competed in two meets as a junior … finished fourth in the sub-varsity 8k run at the Purple Valley Classic (9/22) with a time of 26:26 … placed 85th in the sub-varsity 8k at NEICAAAs (10/07) with a time of 27:14.40.

2011: Competed in two events as a sophomore … finished 23rd in the Bowdoin Invitational (10/8) with a time of 27:46.16 … placed 17th in the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 27:03 (10/30).

2010: Competed in four meets as a freshman … placed 20th overall and seventh-best among MIT runners at NEWMAC Championship (10/30) … finished 55th at Purple Valley Classic (9/25) … achieved season-best time (27:34) en route to 103rd-place finish at All-New England Championship.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in chemical-biological engineering with a minor in chemistry… also competes on the MIT track and field team … conducted UROPs in Sikes Lab and Doyle Lab … vice president of dormitory … also does ceramics.

Personal: Son of Janice Gray and Reza Safai … family member graduated from MIT.