UCLA Track & Field BIO
Ferdinand Edman
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Ferdinand Edman 1264270
Position: Distance
Other Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
Hometown: Drammen, Norway
High School: Drammen VGS
2014 – A NCAA qualifier in the 5,000m … Competed in six meets during his sophomore season … Ran the 1,500m and 5,000m races … Posted a personal best 13:56.87 in the 5,000m to finish sixth at the Mt. Sac Relays … Ran a personal best 3:46.87 to place second at the Rafer/JJK Invitational … Won the dual meet against rival USC in the 1,500m with a time of 3:49.00 … Placed 17th at the Pac-12 Championships in the 5,000m with a time of 14:32.64 … Was 27th at the NCAA West Prelims in the 5,000m (14:33.00) … Competed in four indoor meets, running the 800m, 1,000m, mile and 3,000m races … Helped the DMR place third at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational … Posted a personal best 1:55.05 in the 800m at the NAU Invitational ... His 2:29.33 placed fourth in the 1,000m at the NAU Invite.

2013 – Ran in eight meets as a freshman … Placed eighth against rival USC in his only 800m (1:55.21) race of the season … Finished third against rival USC in the 1,500m with a season best 3:49.22 … Was the anchor leg on the 4,000m distance medley that took top honors at the MPSF Championships … Ran a season best 4:05.77 in the mile at the UW Invitational.

High School – Earned Best Norwegian Junior Distance Runner of the year honors in 2011 and 2012 ... Finished fourth in the European Junior Cross Country Championships in 2012 ... Ran the 1500m at the 2012 World Junior Championships ... Competed with club team, Sturla IF, participating in various World Youth Championships and U.S. National Team training camps.

Personal – Born on February 12, 1993 in Drammen, Norway ... Son of Tom and Vigdis Edman ... Has two sisters, Alexandra and Constance ... Undeclared major.

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