Yonas Tesfai

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Westbury HS

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Distance

    Yonas Tesfai

    05/22/2014

    Track & Field Sends 31 Athletes to NCAA West Regionals

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

    05/16/2014

    Track & Field Wraps Day One of Georgia Tech Invitational

    Freshman throws personal best, third best mark in school history

    05/01/2014

    Track & Field Set For Inaugural Conference Outdoor Championships

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

    04/29/2014

    Yonas Tesfai Named Conference Athlete of the Week

    Junior's record-breaking time earns conference honors

    04/26/2014

    School Records Fall at Rice Twilight Meet

    Pole Vault, 800-meter school records taken down by upperclassmen

    • 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 8:19.60 2.23.13
    Outdoor Date
    800m 1:48.40 4.26.14
    1500m 3:46.75 3.22.13

    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.

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