Competed in five of six total races for the 2018 season ... Earned his best finish at the McNeese Season Opener (4k), held in Lake Charles, La., at 34th-place in 14.01.3 ... Followed up by placing 40th in the LSU Invitational (4 mile) with a time of 23:01.00 ... Placed in the top 100 in the SEC Cross Country Championships (8k) placing 98th overall with a time of 25:46.4 ... Ended his freshman season at the NCAA South Central Regional (8k) notching a 133rd place spot with a time of 35:50.3.
PRIOR TO LSU
Prepped at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans where he ran track and field as well as cross country … placed 14th in 2017 LHSAA Class 5A Cross Country state meet with a three-mile time of 16:21.5 … finished ninth at the 2015 Walker High Shootout with a personal best three-mile time of 15:29.2 … claimed gold at the 2017 LHSAA Region III (5A) meet in the 1,600 meter run with a readout of 4:24.72 … set a personal best readout of 2:01.23 in the 800 meter run at the 2018 District 9-5A meet.
Son of Jenny and Lance Baldassaro … has a brother named Gage … a member of the soccer, cross country, and track and field team for each of his four years at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans … plans on majoring in chemical engineering at LSU.