|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Monica|
AS A RS-JUNIOR (2011-2012): (XC) Competed in the USF Invite 8k in 27:12 … Earned a personal-best-time in the 4mile Hornet Jamboree in 20:58 … Ran 25:59 in the Stanford Invitational in the 8k…Achieved a personal-best in the 8k at the Bronco Invite in 25:26.9. (TRACK) Did not compete.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-2011): (XC) Did not compete.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-2010): (XC) Placed 49th in the San Francisco Invite, running a time of 27:00… came in 125th at the Stanford invite with a time of 26:37…finished with a time of 26:33 at the Bronco Invite, good for 102nd place. (TRACK) Placed 3rd in his heat in the 1500m and ran a PR of 4:09:76 @ Johnny Mathis Invitational 4/3/10…Raced 2:07:01 in the 800m and 4:17:12 in the 1500m @ Chico Twilight Invitational 4/10/10.
COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS
Cross Country: 20:58 in the 4mile (2011 - Hornet Jamboree); 25:26.9 in the 8k (2011 - SCU Bronco Invite)
Track: 2:04.23 in the 800m (2010 - SF State Distance Carnival); 4:09.76 in the 1500m (2010 - Johnny Mathis Invite)
from High School:
800m- 2:00 (2009)
1600m- 4:32 (2009)
3200m- 9:37 (2009)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. ... coached by Tania Fischer ... earned All-District honors in 2007 and in 2008 ... was named All-State in 2008 ... named Most Valuable Runner in cross-country and in track & field senior season.
PERSONAL: Son of Tareke and Almaz Tesfu ... has five siblings: Yonas, Filimon, Adonay, Dogol, and Rewina ... born in Ethiopia ... lists running and biking as hobbies ... member of the California Scholarship Federation and Honors Society ... loves to listen to music.