|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Willow Glen|
2013 - Competed in four meets as a junior … Ran a personal best 14:43.71 in the 5,000m at the Oxy Invitational … Ran a 30:54.06 in his only 10,000m race of the season at the Mt. Sac Relays … Ran an indoor personal best time of 14:44.96 in the 5,000m at the MPSF Championships.
2012 - Placed fourth in the 5000m vs. USC (15:07.26) ... Was fourth in the 5000m (14:52.69) and was 10th in the 3000m (8:29.51) vs. Texas.
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.