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Paul Joseph
Position: Hurdles/Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Germantown, Md.
High School: Clarksburg HS

2014 OUTDOOR TRACK: Season-best in the 400-meter hurdles of 54.09 to place fifth at the Sam Howell Invitational...placed 14th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (54.15)...finished third at the Kehoe Twilight (54.41)...placed third at the Maryland Invitational (55.25)...finished seventh at the UTEP Springtime Meet (56.07).

2014 INDOOR TRACK: Did not compete.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Helped lead Clarksburg HS to Maryland State Class 4A indoor team title... Won state title in 300 (35.29) and was 3rd in both 55 hurdles (7.84) and 55 meters (6.59)... Region & county champ at 55 meters and 55 hurdles as senior... Montgomery County champ as senior in 110 hurdles outdoors... Won MoCo title outdoors in 400 as a junior... Four-year honor roll student... AP scholar in both 2012 and 2013... Pre-Maryland PRs -- 11.25 (100), 22.23 (200), 50.14 (400), 7.75 (55 hurdles), 14.75 (110 hurdles), 38.40 (300 hurdles) 21-5.50 (long jump), 43-2 (triple jump).

PERSONAL - Son of Honorine Soro and Tony Joseph... Has an older sister, Bianka... Born in Germantown, Md... Major undeclared as of yet... Has volunteered at area church providing IT services... Has been part of a group creating online video games... Interested in owning his own computer company at some point... Likes chicken alfredo before meets... Would like for track and field to become more popular... Would cast Denzel Washington in a movie about his life... Came to Maryland for great academics, facilities and coaching staff... Chose Maryland over UMBC, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Mount St. Mary's.


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