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SAMUEL GEBRESELASSIE

Senior (Cross Country/Indoor Track)
Avon, Indiana
Major: Finance

2007-08
CROSS COUNTRY:
Did not compete. INDOOR TRACK: Did not compete. OUTDOOR TRACK: Finished 11th at the GLVC Championships in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:34.94...ran the 5,000 meters in 15:46.96 at the SEMOtion Relays.

2006-07
CROSS COUNTRY:
Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...ran top three for the Screaming Eagles at the GLVC Championships, the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Championships, and the NCAA II National Championships...was top seven in all of USI's seven meets...was 14th at the GLVC Championships with an 8k time of 26:30.38...posted a season-best 8k time of 26:01.83 at the Greater Louisville XC Classic...finished 41st at the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Championships...was 96th at the NCAA II Championships with a season-best 10k time of 31:46.00. INDOOR TRACK: Competed in the mile as well as the 3,000 and 5,000 meters...posted a season-best time in the mile (4:43.05) at the Indiana Open II...also had a season-best 3,000-meter time (9:12.49) at the Indiana Open II...finished 12th at the GLVC Championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:50.13...posted a season-best time in the 5,000 meters (15:48.96) at the Gladstein Invitational. OUTDOOR TRACK: Competed in three meets...was fifth in the 10,000 meters at the GLVC Championships with a season-best time of 33:02.58...finished sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Gatorade Classic with a season-best time of 15:54.57...ran the 3,000 meters in 9:07.31 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...earned Academic All-GLVC honors.

2005-06
CROSS COUNTRY:
Ran top seven for the Eagles in two races...finished 18th at the UE Early Bird Invitational with a time of 19:26.40...was 44th in the Little State competition of the Indiana Intercollegiate with an 8k time of 27:41.00...finished 26th at the GLVC Championships with an 8k time of 25:54.02. INDOOR TRACK: Ran the mile, the 3,000 meters, and the 5,000 meters...finished third in 5,000 meters at the GLVC Championships with a season-best time of 15:43.55...ran the 3,000 meters at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in a season-best time of 9:05.92...posted a time of 4:49.34 in the mile at the Wabash Invitational. OUTDOOR TRACK: Finished sixth in the 10,000 meters at the GLVC Championships with a time of 33:47.62...posted a season-best time of 33:21.53 in the 10,000 meters at the Little State Championships...ran the 5,000 meters in a season-best time of 15:46.07 at the Washington Invitational.

2004-05
CROSS COUNTRY:
Was USI's 10th finisher at the GLVC Championships, placing 10th with an 8k time of 28:02.58...ran his best 8k time of the season (27:43.64) at the University of Evansville Invitational. INDOOR TRACK: Finished 20th at the GLVC Championships in the 3,000 meters, posting a season-best time of 9:26.56...posted a season-best 5,000-meter time of 16:28.00 at the McDonald's Invitational and a season-best mile time of 5:05.04. OUTDOOR TRACK: Finished ninth at the GLVC Championships in the 10,000 meters, posting a season-best time of 34:04.52...posted a season-best 5,000-meter time of 15:57.18 at the SIU Spring Classic and a season-best 3,000-meter time of 9:15.80 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...also competed in the 1,500 meters, posting a season-best time of 4:29.86 at the Gatorade Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Avon High School where he was a member of the 2003 sectional championships squad that qualified for semi-state...has personal-bests of 16:33 in the 5k and 10:004 in the 3,200 meters as well as 4:46 in the 1,600 meters and 2:17 in the 800 meters.



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