The Romanian Track Star

Posted at 7:54 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 21:54:18-04

The Boise state men's track and field team is getting set for the NCAA west regionals this weekend and for a senior sprinter, Alexandru Terpezan his journey to the blue has come full circle.

Terpezan who grew up in Romania had big aspirations to compete at the collegiate level in track and field.  He loved the sport so much he was willing to go just about anywhere.

“I had this pattern of an email and I just copied and paste it to a hundred universities and it finally worked with my Coach Gavin O’Neal.  He offered me a 100 percent scholarship and I said I will take it I’ll come here.  I didn't even know how to say Idaho.  I had no idea I didn't even know what Broncos meant I thought it was some bird," said, Sprinter Alexandru Terpezan.

This weekend he will run in 100, 200, and the 4 by 400 relay he will be the fifth bronco on the men's side in school history to compete in three different events.

"It's a physical effort just as much as a mental effort so you gotta put it together there is no room for mistakes," said, Sprinter Terpezan.

For the outgoing senior he also has big plans outside of the track world he has set his sights on becoming the President of Romania.

"Yeah, it's definitely on my list.  Eventually, in twenty years from now I think I might," said, Terpezan.

"Could I see him doing it yes absolutely cause he is very strong willed once again it's like track and field he has bought in and he wants to be the best at whatever he does," said, Assistant Coach Gavin O’Neal.

Along with of having the dream of becoming a President, he does have a fallback plan if it doesn't work out, he missed the last Olympics due to an injury and hopes to have a chance at competing for Romania in Japan.