Yonas Tesfai


    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Westbury HS



    Yonas  Tesfai


    Barraza Breaks Own School Record in 3K

    Distance runners impress in College Station


    Track & Field Sends 31 Athletes to NCAA West Regionals

    Cougars prep for first rounds of NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.


    Track & Field Wraps Day One of Georgia Tech Invitational

    Freshman throws personal best, third best mark in school history


    Track & Field Set For Inaugural Conference Outdoor Championships

    Cougars head to Tampa, Fla., looking for first team title


    Yonas Tesfai Named Conference Athlete of the Week

    Junior's record-breaking time earns conference honors

    • School Record Holder - 800m
    • 2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - 800m
    • The American Male Track Athlete of the Week - April 29

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Mile 4:07.04 2.9.13
    3000m 8:08.86 2.7.15
    Outdoor Date
    800m 1:53.77 1.24.15
    1500m 3:46.75 3.22.13

    2014-15 (Senior)
    Has competed in two meets for Houston this season...Finished second and set a new personal record in the 3K at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational with a time of 8:08.86...Set an indoor personal record in the 800m at the UNM Lobo Collegiate Open after running a 1:53.77

    2013-14 (Junior)
    Competed in five meets for the Cougars... Placed second at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational in the men's mile (4:08.72).

    Outdoor: Broke the 800m school record with a time of 1:48.40 to win the J. Fred Duckett Twilight meet at Rice... Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the 800m... Also won the 800m at the Texas Invitational (April 12) with a time of 1:53.57... Named The American Athletic Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week (April 29) following his record breaking performance at Rice.

    2012-13 (Sophomore)
    Placed first in the men's 3000-meter run with a time of 3:29.15 at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational...Ran a personal best of 4:07.04 in the men's mile to place second at the Texas A&M Invitational...Placed third in the mile (4:17.63) at the Conference USA Indoor Championships...Broke the school record in the 3000m with a time of 8:19.60 at the conference meet, where he placed fifth.

    Outdoor: Mainly ran relays for the Cougars in five meets... Helped the Cougar men's DMR ad 4x800m relays to first place finishes at the Mt. SAC Relays.

    2011-12 (Freshman)
    Ran a season best in the mile of 4:11.31 (3rd) at the Conference USA Indoor Championships... Ran a season best of 10:03.85, placing second in the DMR at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational... Also, competed in the 3000m and ran a season best of 8:21.71 at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

    Outdoor: Competed on the 4x8 and 4x15 relay teams, contributing to a season best of 7:26.54 in the 4x8 at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays... Ran a season best in the DMR of 10:01.54, also at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays... In the 1500m, ran a season best at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:54.61.

    Won District and Regional Championship in cross country and track in 2010 and 2011... Received Athlete of the Year honor in 2011.

    Yonas Melake Tesfai... Born on Feb. 2, 1992... Son of MeLake Tesfai... Enjoys recycling and running.

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