Arash Darbandi
Arash Darbandi


Oak Brook, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central



UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

35 student-athletes received a bachelor's degree in the spring and summer sessions


Cross Country Concludes Competition at Horizon League Championship

Ehrhardt finishes first and garners Women's Athlete of the Year title


Cross Country Prepared for Competition at 2013 Horizon League Championship

Flames eye top spot after a second-place finish in 2012


Cross Country Concludes Competition at ISU Pre-National Invite

Ehrhardt secures 17th place in women's 6K race


Cross country concludes competition at the UW-Lucian Rosa Invitational

Ehrhardt posted a personal best in the 5K with a second-place finish

Career-Best XC Times
6,000-meter run: 19:38.2 (9/07/12)
8,000-meter run: 26:13.0 (9/13/13)
five-mile run: 27:05.9 (10/04/13)

Career-Best Outdoor Times
1,500-meter run: :4:18.69 (4/21/11)
3,000-meter run: 10:03. 46 (4/25/14)
5,000-meter run
: :15:44.11 (4/8/11)
10,000-meter run: 32:31.58 (4/04/13)

Career-Best Indoor Times
one-mile run:
4:43.08 (1/27/12)
3,000-meter run
9:02.59 (1/21/11)
5,000-meter run:
15:36.32 (2/11/12)

Darbandi Records

2014 Outdoor: Ran a season best 16:48.63 in the 5,000m run at the Chicagoland Championships... Placed 13th overall in the 5,000m run at the College of DuPage Spring Opener with a time of 17:06.79.

2014 Indoor: Participated in the 3,000m run at the Windy City Rumble taking 10th overall with a time of 10:02.17.

2013 XC- Finished 10 of 202 runners at the College of DuPage Invitational with a time of 26:20.0...Competed in the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, Sept. 13, earning 43rd-place with a time of 26:13.05...Clocked in with a time of 27:54.18 during competition at the Horizon League Championship, Nov. 2.

2013 Outdoor: Served as a distance specialist, competing in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs ... Finished the 5,000 meter in 15:45.29 at the Huskie Open (4/20/13) ... Crossed the finishing line in 32:31.58 during the 10,000-meter run at the Chicagoland Championships (4/4/13), the eighth-fastest time in the Horizon League during the outdoor season. 2013 Indoor: Ran the 3,000-meter at the Horizon League Championship (2/23/13), crossing the finishing line in 9:07.98.

XC 2012: Took home fourth-place honors at the UIC Opener on Sept. 1 with a time of 21:28.60 in the 4.1-mile race ...
tallied a time of 19:38.17 in the NIU XC Open on Sept. 7, placing 10th overall and 2nd on the team.

Outdoor 2012: Posted a 36:30.47 in the 10,000 at the Chicagoland Championships on April 6 and placed 22nd overall ... placed 10th in the 5,000 at the DePaul Invite on April 20 with a time of 16:30.59.

Indoor 2012: Placed seventh in the 5,000 at the Chicagolandland Championships on Feb. 11 with a time of 15:36.32 ... ran a 4:43.08 in the 1,500 at the Carthage Tadd Metzger Invite on Jan. 27 to place 11th.

Outdoor 2011: Placed ninth in the 1,500 meter run at the Chicagoland Classic (4/09/11).

Indoor 2011: Placed 12th in the 3,000 meter run at the North Central Invitational (1/21/11)... took 15th in the 3,000 meter run at the UWM Panther Tune-Up (2/18/11).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Hinsdale Central (Ill.) ... three-time all-conference honoree in XC, indoor and outdoor track and field ... two-times all-region honoree in XC and outdoor track ... helped his cross country team to a 25th place finish his junior season ... team captain in his senior campaign ... member of the Dean's List and an Illinois State Scholar ... biggest athletic thrill to date is winning the Joliet Invite in high school making state in cross country and track ... born July 16, 1992 ... son of Susan and Saeed Darbandi ... has two siblings, Azad and Sria ... currently enrolled as a Psychology and Biological Sciences double major.