Brooks PR Invitational California Connections - Alex Rohani

The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. California is well represented sending 16 athletes to Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight these talented runners.

Alex Rohani
Beverly Hills High School (Beverly Hills, CA) SR.
Event: 400m
PR's: 21.79 (200m), 47.34 (400m)

Rohani, a University of Southern California signee is coming off an impressive junior season. The Beverly Hills High School product won the quarter mile at the CIF State Track & Field Championships in a new personal best time of 47.34. He has been focusing on more speed work this year primarily 100's and 200's to improve his 400 meter times. The senior has also been hitting the weight room so he feels stronger on the track. Rohani heads north to Seattle, for the Brooks PR Invitational and says he is looking forward to meeting new people, exploring the city, and of course racing on the Dempsey's indoor track.

"My goal is just to compete very hard and see what my time is at the finish line. I don't have a specific time goal for Brooks. In the outdoor season my goals are to defend my 400 meter state title and make it and medal in the 200 at state finals, hopefully go to New Balance Nationals and run very well there. I  want to set a personal best  in all of my events from the 100-800 and I definitely feel like I can do that with the training I have been doing this year."

Getting To Know Alex

What type of music do you listen to before races?
The type of music I like to listen to before races is house music. it pumps me up. I also like to listen to some hip hop before my races, but some warmups I don't even listen to music. It
depends how im feeling on the day of the race.
If you were stranded on an island with three things what would they be?
I would have a lot of my friends so I wouldn't be alone, my Xbox because I would be able to listen to music on it play games, watch television shows, and movies, and lastly I would bring a hatchet because a hatchet can do everything. It's a key item for survival.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is chicken kabobs.

What are some un-running related things people might not about you?
Some unrunning related things people might not know about me is that I absolutely hate seafood and will never eat any kind of it. I have a very good memory.  I speak Farsi and hold dual citizenship with Iran because my family is Persian. I am very good at playing video games like Halo. I played the piano and violin up until 9th grade and then I stopped to focus on sports.