|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Willow Glen|
2011 - Redshirt season.
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.