Sport: Cross-country.

Class: Sophomore.

Accomplishment: The fleet-footed underclassman completed the 3.1-mile course at Fresno's Woodward Park in 15 minutes, 53 seconds to finish eighth in Division III at the California Interscholastic Federation State Cross-Country Championships on Saturday. His mark was the second-fastest of the day among sophomores and second only to St. Francis senior Ben Sitler among boys from the Central Coast Section, a feat that earned him all-state honors. ``Mohamed is a very courageous runner and a fierce competitor,'' Coach Victor Santamaria said. ``He's unafraid to go out with the front pack no matter who's in the race.'' Abdalla posted the fastest time by a non-senior in Division III.