|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Monica|
AS A JUNIOR (2012-2013): (XC) Competed in the Hornet Jamboree 4mile race in 21:21.8 … Ran in the WCC Preview 7,770 meter race in 25:41.78 … Continued the season at the Stanford Invite 8k with a time of 27:10 … Earned a seasonal best time in the 8k at the Bronco Invite in 25:27 … Finished the WCC Championship 8k in 26:14.62 … Placed 24th at the Doc Adams Invite 8k in 25:42 … Ended the season at the NCAA West Regional 10k in 32:29. (TRACK) Ran the 1500m race at the Kim Dyust Invite in 4:25.68
AS A RS-SOPHOMORE (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); 25:41.78 in the 7,770m (2012 - WCC Preview); 25:26.9 in the 8k (2011 - SCU Bronco Invite); 32:29 in the 10k (2012 - NCAA D1 West Regionals)
Track: 2:04.23 in the 800m (2010 - SF State Distance Carnival); 4:09.76 in the 1500m (2010 - Johnny Mathis Invite)
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 '08 ... was named All-State in 2008 ... named Most Valuable Runner in cross country and in track and field senior season ... personal bests: 800m- 2:00 (2009); 1600m- 4:32 (2009); and 3200m- 9:37 (2009).
PERSONAL: President of the 2012-13 Ruff Riders Student Booster Club and has been President of the Green Club for two years ... 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 ... majoring in Environmental Science and Political Science.