Masis Hagobian
Masis Hagobian
Height: 5-8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Fred C. Beyer HS
Position: Distance

Masis Hagobian ran a career-best 9:46.92 in the 3,000 meters in his lone meet of the season, the outdoor season-opening Northridge Invitational ... bettered his previous best by more than five seconds ... did not compete during the indoor season ... ran all five cross country races during the fall season ... finished 65th at the Big West Cross Country Championships in 28:20.3.

Hagobian competed in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters for the Matadors as a redshirt freshman ... ran a season-best of 4:35.93 in the 1,500 at the outdoor season-opening Northridge Invitational (Mar. 13) ... posted a season-best 9:52.47 in the 3,000 meters at the USC Trojan Invitational (Mar. 20) ... earned Big West All-Academic honors following the outdoor season ... did not compete during the indoor season .. finished 70th at the 2009 Big West Cross Country Championships in a time of 29:35.3 ... finished a season-best 56th at the Northridge Cross Country Invitational (Oct. 16).

Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Competed in cross country and track at Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, Calif. ... was a two-time cross country MVP and earned the Coaches Award in 2006 and 2007 ... earned all-league honors in 2005 ... best time in the mile was 4:46 and three-mile was 16:46 ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.3 grade point average.

Born December 29, 1989 in Baghdad, Iraq ... parents are France and Simbut Hagobian ... has one brother, Evan and one sister, Silva ... favorites include the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Dodgers, actors Robert DeNiro and Eva Longoria and the TV show "The Amazing Race" ... takes a shot of honey as a pre-race ritual ... major is Political Science.

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