2005 (Cross Country): Missed the 2005 fall season with an injury.
2004-05: Redshirted the cross country and track and field seasons ... did not run unattached in any UW competitions.
High School and Personal: Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ... has three siblings, brother Biniam, and sisters Medina and Tiqist ... earned prep All-American honors with a ninth-place finish at the 2001 USA Junior National Cross Country Championships in Omaha, Neb. ... placed 18th at state cross country meet in 2001, and was the 11th overall finisher in 2003 ... took fourth in the 3200m, in 9:27, at the 2004 state track meet ... led Nathan Hale to a sixth-place finish at state in 2004 ... was named All-State in cross country in 2003, and was Nathan Hale's boys' track Most Inspirational Athlete in 2004 ... garnered postseason scholar-athlete awards from the U.S. Marine Corps and the 101 Club ... a talented cook, has considered a career as a chef.
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