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Yonas Tesfai
Yonas  Tesfai

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westbury HS

Height:
6-1

Event:
Distance


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

Personal Bests
Indoor Date
800m 1:53.77 1.24.15
Mile 4:03.16 2.13.15
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)
Indoor:
Competed in four meets for Houston this season...Set a new personal record in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a third place 4:03.16...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

Outdoor: Competed in four meets for Houston during the outdoor season...Set a season beset in the 800m with a 1:55.32 at The American Outdoor Championships...Finished sixth in the 1500m at the Rice Victor Lopez Classic in 3:54.75 to open his season.

2013-14 (Junior)
Indoor:
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)
Indoor:
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)
Indoor:
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.

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

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

12/10/16
Reveille Invitational
at Reveille Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
01/13/17
Leonard Hilton Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/14/17
Carl Lewis High School Invite
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/15/17
Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/21/17
Mark Colligan Memorial
at Mark Colligan Memorial
Lincoln, Neb.
All Day
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/28/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/03/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/04/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Husky Classic
at Husky Classic
Seattle, Wash.
All Day
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Houston Seniors/Masters Meet
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/24/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
02/25/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
03/10/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/11/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/16/17
Cougar Spring Break Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
03/24/17
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/25/17
Victor Lopez Classic
vs Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/29/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/30/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/31/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/01/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/08/17
Houston Alumni Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
04/14/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/15/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/22/17
J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
vs J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
04/27/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
05/05/17
Tom Tellez Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/12/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/13/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/14/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/25/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/26/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/27/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
06/07/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/08/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/09/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/10/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/22/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/23/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/24/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/25/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day

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