THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Lorea Ibarzabal joins the middle distance team this year, focusing on the 400m, 800m, and the 1500m. She competed in cross country during the Fall.
BEFORE USC: Ibarzabal was a member of the University of Portland track and field team in 2012-2016. She had bests of 57.27 in the 400m, 2:07.37 in the 800m, and 4:28.86 in the 1500m. She graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and a mathematics minor. She was on the Dean’s List all four years.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ibarzabal graduated from Colegio Bienaventurada Virgen María in 2012.
PERSONAL: Lorea was born on Nov. 7, 1994…Parents are Daniel Ibarzabal and Patricia Padorno and she has one brother, Asier...Mother Patricia was an All-American track athlete in the mile at the University of Kentucky…Sports hero is Allyson Felix and Rafael Nadal…Lists favorite food as Spanish omelette and cured ham...One day would like to travel to Thailand, Fiji and Greece...Enjoys listening to reggae music, shopping and going to the beach…A big fan of the Harry Potter series…Hopes to represent her country in an international championship and work at Nike as a sports engineer...She is pursuing her master of science in product development engineering at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 400m – 55.84 800m – 2:07.37 1500m – 4:28.86