Yonas Tesfai


    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Westbury HS



    Yonas Tesfai


    Track & Field Has Outstanding Showing At Texas Invitational

    Men's team finishes second, Women's team finishes third


    PREVIEW: Track & Field Heads to Austin

    Entire team preps for Texas Invitational this weekend


    Barraza Takes Second At Stanford Invitational

    Freshman finishes 5,000m with fifth best time in school history


    Cougars Distance Travels to Stanford This Weekend

    Cougars look to improve times at distance carnival in California


    Houston Track & Field Wraps Texas Relays

    Women's 4x100m, 4x400m relays finish 6th overall

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Mile 4:07.04 2.9.13
    3000m 8:19.60 2.23.13
    Outdoor Date
    800m 1:49.62 4.13.13
    1500m 3:46.75 3.22.13

    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).

    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.

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

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