|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Willow Glen|
2013 - Earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors after placing 21st at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 30:18 … Finished 40th at the Pac-12 Championships in 26:19.
2012 – UCLA’s top runner at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships, where he placed 46th (38:38.4) ... Earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors ... UCLA’s No. 5 runner (155th overall, 31:09.1) at the NCAA Championship ... UCLA's No. 2 finisher (21st, 30:12) at NCAA Regionals ... Had UCLA's third-best finish at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 27th overall (24:17) ... Bruins' No. 5 finisher (144th, 24:28) at Wisconsin Invite.
2011 - No. 2 runner for the men at the West Regional (23rd, 30:00) and Pac-12s (21st, 23:51) ... No. 3 runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invite (65th, 24:36.3) ... No. 4 runner at the Notre Dame Invite (47th, 24:52) ... Top finisher for the men at the Nevada Chase (3rd, 19:57) ... Also competed at the Stanford Invite (24th, 24:33).
2010 - No. 5 runner for the Bruins at regionals (78th, 31:29.29) ... Was the No. 2 runner at four meets - CSUF Season Opener (4th, 25:51.8), Stanford Invite (21st, 24:20), Pre-National Invite (67th, 24:37.5) and Pac-10s (17th, 23:58.82) ... No. 5 runner at Notre Dame Invite (65th, 25:07).
High School - Earned three varsity letters in track and two in cross country at Willow Glen HS ... Two-time all-league, all-CIF and all-state in cross country ... 2009 Div. III CCS cross country champion ... Also won CCS track titles in the 1600m and 3200m in 2010 ... Fifth at the CCS cross country championships in 2008 and was seventh at the Div. III meet ... Was the only male athlete in school history to win a CCS title in cross country and in a track event ... Part of school record in the 4xmile.
Personal - Born December 3, 1990 in Mehele, Ethiopia ... Son of Taddesse Lema and Aden Haileselassie ... Has one brother, Amanuel ... Undeclared major.