About Valentin Baudrier
" I started track and Field when I was 14 years old, but from 16 years old I started building my high-level project."
Sport: Track & Field
Date of birth: 06/24/00
Graduation year: 2018
Placement year: Fall 2020
Current club: Ea Pays De Broceliande
Current coach: Antoine Galopin / Charles Pennec
800m : 1:51.94 (2018)
800m (indoor) : 1:54.35 (2018)
400m : 50.06 (2018)
400m (indoor) : 51.20 (2019)
1500m : 4:03.06 (2018)
1500m (indoor) : 4:02.85 (2019)
High School name: Lycée Jean Baptiste de La Salle
GPA: According to NCAA guidelines, Valentin's GPA would meet U.S. requirements
Regional Champion - 1500m (indoor)
3rd place at Regionals - 800m
Vice district Champion - 400m (indoor)
Vice district Champion - 800m
National Champion - 800m
5th place at Nationals - 800m (indoor)
Regional Champion - 800m
Regional Champion - 800m (indoor)
District Champion - 800m
Regional Champion - 800m
District Champion - 400m (indoor)
District Champion - 1500m
Why should I recruit you ?
I have always been determined in my projects and never relax my efforts. I started track and Field when I was 14 years old, but from 16 years old I started building my high-level project. And the following year I was French Champion in the 800m u18. I am very serious, and for the past year, I have had a project to go train and succeed in my studies in the United States. I do my best to make my project a success.
Why do you want to compete at US Colleges?
I've always wanted to study in the United States, since I was a kid, I've dreamed of going there. Thanks to my performances, my sport and study project, which is gradually being formed, it is a dream come true. In addition, as part of my studies (business), being bilingual is an asset when selling internationally. I want to discover the cultures of this great country and run under the colors of an American university.
What do you want to achieve in Track/XC?
I want to focus on 800m, I am a runner between 400m and 1500m, I do not run more than 1500m, I go for cross country, I do not like 3000m and more on track. I would like to achieve less than 1'49" over 800m in the United States, if I arrive with a level of 1'49"/1'50" before 2021. I'm training hard to get there. I was injured during the 2019 season.
College and life goals?
My objectives at the level of studies, it is to have my BTS NRDC in France, (2-year degree in sales), then to have a Licence in sales in the United States, to then pass a diploma in the sports events in France, upon my return from the United States. I want to work in the sport event later on, organized in big competition. My objectives in sport are to progress as much as possible, to work hard so that I don't have any regrets.
Anything to add ?
I'm a person, who knows where I’m going, and what I want. I have a lot of ambition.