W&M Men's Cross Country BIO
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 Faris Sakallah
Indoor Mark Date
3000m 8:35.76 3/2/14
5000m 14:57.44 2/14/14
Mile 4:26 H.S.
Outdoor Mark Date
3000m 8:50.25 3/22/14
5000m 14:47.42 4/18/14
3000m Steeplechase 9:51.23 5/3/14

Cross Country: Was W&M's second runner at the region championships, finishing 53rd overall ... All-CAA for the second time after finishing eighth at the CAA Championships ... Third for W&M at the conference meet and at Wisconsin as well ... Fourth for the Tribe at UVA, finishing 46th overall ... Fourth overall at the home meet ... Opened the year with a fifth-place finish at Richmond.

Cross Country: Named All-CAA after taking 11th at the conference championships ... Ran sixth for W&M at both the CAA meet and the Southeast Regional ... Also sixth on the team at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... Seventh for the Green and Gold at Pre-Nationals ... Third on the team and seventh overall in his first in-uniform appearance at the W&M Invitational ... Ran unnattached at the Spider Alumni Open, taking 24th.
Indoor: Just missed IC4A qualifications in the 3,000m, running 8:35.76 at the Mason Last Chance meet ... Ran the 5,000m at the Armory in 14:57.44.
Outdoor: Scored a team point at the CAA Championships with his sixth-place showing in the 5,000m run ... Also ran the steeplechase, placing eighth overall ... Timed 14:47.42 in the 5,000m at Princeton in mid-April.

Earned prep All-American honors indoors as a senior as part of Chantilly's 4xMile relay ... Helped his squad set the Virginia state record in 17:34.57 ... Picked to the all-region team both indoors and in cross country in 2012-13 ... Named to the Washington Post All-Met honorable mention cross country team ... Volunteered both with the CYA track program and with the Kumon Learning Center.

Son of Sameer Sakallah and Mariam Eljanne ... Enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and swimming.

Championship Performances
CAA Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
11/1/14 Cross Country 25:21.48 8th All-CAA
11/2/13 Cross Country 25:57.50 11th All-CAA
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chantilly, Va.
High School: Chantilly
Alma Mater: William and Mary
Graduating Year: 2017
Major: Physics
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