THIS YEAR: Redshirt sophomore Josh Galen begins his second season as a middle distance runner for the Trojans. He transferred to USC from Michigan before last season.
2014: Galen had a season-best 800m time of 1:59.39 at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 16. He set a 1500m PR by running 4:10.05 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18.
BEFORE USC: Transferred to USC from Michigan where he redshirted the 2012-13 season. He was a member of the Michigan cross country team, but did not compete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Beverly Hills High and graduated in 2012. He was a California Scholarship Federation member and a Principal Honor Roll student. Earned the President's Community Service Award. In cross country, he was the Ocean League Freshman Champion in 2008 and the freshman team MVP. He was All-Ocean League in 2009-11. Was voted the team's Most Improved in 2009 and team MVP in 2010 and 2011. Was the Ocean League Conference runner up in 2010 and conference champion in 2011. He was a four-year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track and field. Also in track, he was named the freshman team MVP in 2009. He was the Ocean League Conference runner-up in 3,200-meter run in 2009 and the conference runner-up for 1,600-meter in 2010. He was voted Most Improved in 2010. He was All-Ocean League in 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run in 2010. Won the Ocean League title in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter run in 2011. Holds the school record in the 4xmile relay and 800-meter run (2011) and the distance medley relay (2012). Was All-Ocean League in 2011 and 2012. Competed in the California indoor state meet (2011, '12). Was the Coaches Award recipient in 2012. Member of All-American distance medley relay team (2012).
PERSONAL: Josh was born on May 26, 1994 in New York...His parents are Jodi and Doug and he has two siblings, Rachel and Sammy...He enjoys golfing...His favorite food is Korean BBQ...Lists Mark Wahlberg as his favorite actor and Entourage as his favorite show...Would like to travel to Fiji... Hopes to start a sports agency someday...He is a Philosophy, Politics & Law major at USC.