Philipp Baar
Philipp Baar
Height: 6-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Schwerin, Germany
High School: Sportgymnasium Schwerin
Position: Distance

2013 CROSS COUNTRY (JUNIOR): Took part in six races during his junior campaign, notching three top-10 finishes … Finished 1st at the Rio Grande Valley Classic (37.31) in the 8k with running partner Cesar Gonzalez … Took 3rd in the 8k (26”40.1) at the Islander Splash … At the Southland Conference Championships he finished 7th in the 8k race with a time of 25:23.4 … Qualified for the South Central Regional and took 26th in the 10k race (31:09.5).

2012 CROSS COUNTRY (SOPHOMORE): Finished with the second-best team time in every meet … helped the Islanders to the meet title at the Islanders Splash (9/28) with a personal-best fourth place finish … took more than a minute off of his personal-best time in the men’s 8k running a 24:49.5 on his way to a 14th place finish at the Southland Conference Championships (10/26).

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Best performance came at the Southland Conference Championships (5/11) in the men’s 1500m with a personal-best time of 3:52.03 which was good for seventh all-time … it topped his previous record of 3:54.23 set at the Mount SAC Relays (4/29) that is eighth all-time.

2012 INDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Competed in two one-mile events during the season … posted a personal-best time of 4:15.58 to place sixth in the one mile at the Indoor Southland Conference Championships (2/24).

2011 CROSS COUNTRY (FRESHMAN): Ran in five meets during the season … finished seventh at the Islander Splash (9/23) in the men’s 8k with a time of 27:04 … posted a personal-best time of 26:13.6 in the men’s 8k at the Southland Conference Championships (10/31) … was the third Islander to cross the finish line at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10/15) in the 10k with a time of 32:01.2.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for Klaus-Peter Weippert at Sportgymnasium Schwerin in Schwerin, Germany … posted times of 1:55 in the 800m and 3:56 in the 15:00m during his senior season.

PERSONAL: Born Philipp Baar on June 16, 1992, in Schwerin, Germany … parents are Holger Baar and Margret Pehns … fluent in German … major is management.