Yonas Tesfai

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Westbury HS

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    02/10/1992

    Experience:
    3L

    Yonas Tesfai

    08/28/2014

    Cross Country Kicks Off 2014 Slate Against HBU

    Cougar men open season ranked ninth regionally

    11/15/2013

    Cross Country Wraps Season At South Central Regional

    Tesfai, Sierra lead Cougar runners at Regional meet in Waco

    11/14/2013

    Cross Country to Compete at South Central Regional Meet Friday

    Men's team looking to advance to Terra Haute, Ind.

    11/02/2013

    Tesfai, Barraza Finish Top Five At Cross Country Conference Championship

    Cougar men's team place fifth in the conference, three in top 10 overall

    11/01/2013

    Cross Country to Attend American Championships Saturday

    Cougars prep for first conference meet in Connecticut

    • American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week - Oct. 1
    • 2013 All-American Athletic Conference Team
    • 2013 NCAA South Central Regional Qualifier
    • 2013 USTFCCCA All-Region Team
    • 2012 NCAA South Central Regional Qualifier
    • 2012 USTFCCCA All-Region Team
    • 2012 All-Conference USA Second-Team
    • 2011 All-Conference USA Second-Team

    JUNIOR (2013)
    Tesfai competed in five of the six meets for the Cougar men's team... He won the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Splash (8K) with a time of 26:31.5... He was the Cougars top finisher at the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship 8K (4th - 23:13.68) and the NCAA Division I South Central Regional 10K (18th - 30:54.4).

    SOPHOMORE (2012)
    Led the way for the Cougars in all six meets...Finished 11th at the Conference USA Championship with a time of 24:55.7...Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team for his performance at the conference meet...Placed 21st at the South Central Regional with a time of 31:19.3... For his performance, he was named to the USTFCCCA All-Region Team.

    FRESHMAN (2011)
    Competed in six meets for the Cougars... Had five top-15 finishes... Won the UH Johnny Morriss Invitational with a time of 15:20.79 (09/02/11)... Placed 8th at the Conference USA Championship with a time of 24:11.3 (10/31/11)... Finished in 43rd-place with a time of 32:33.0 at the NCAA South Central Region Championship (11/12/11).

    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 Tesfai...Born on Feb. 2, 1992 in Asmara, Eritrea... Son of MeLake Tesfai and Haregu Gayme...Enjoys recycling and running...Majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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