2009-10: (Indoor): Won the 800-meter dash at the Early Bird Open with a time of 1:56.07 ... finished second at the Indiana State Dual in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.90 ... ran a personal-best time of 1:53.61 in the 800-meter run at the Meyo Invitational for 33rd ... finished fourth at the MVC Indoor Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.62 ... a member of the 4X400 relay team that finished first at the Early Bird Open and the Indiana State Dual ... helped the 4X400 relay team to a sixth- place finish at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:23.41. (Outdoor): Finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Redbird Spring Invite with a mark of 50.14 ... took fourth at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.87 ... finished second in the 800-meter run at the Lenny Lyles Invite in 1:54.38 ... was 10th at the Billy Hayes Invitational in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.15 ... took 13th in the 800-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 1:54.93 ... a member of the 4X400 relay team that finished first at the Redbird Spring Invite with a time of 3:17.88.
2008-09: (Indoor): Turned in a season-best in the 800-meter run at the EIU Friday Night Special to finish fifth ... 4x400-meter and distance medley relays finished sixth at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championships ... clocked a 4:44.27 finish in the mile at the Redbird Invitational to finish ninth. (Outdoor): Finished with a time of 1:55.07 in the 800-meter run at the SIU Spring Classic for a seventh-place finish ... turned in a 11th-place finish at the Valley Championships in the 800 ... competed in the 400-meter dash at the Lee Calhoun Memorial and turned in a time of 52.25.
2007-08: (Cross Country): Redshirted. (Indoor): Redshirted. (Outdoor): Turned in a season-best performance at the Billy Hayes Invitational, recording a 1:57.77 finish in the 800-meter run.
At Elgin HS: Placed fourth in the 800-meters at the 2007 IHSA state track meet, finishing with a season-best time of 1:54.93 ... named track and field and cross country team captain and MVP junior and senior year ... member of the all-conference and all-state teams ... set school record in the 800-meter and 4x800-meter relay.
Personal: Born 4/5/89 ... son of Tesfaye and Debra Tewolde ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... major is political science and kinesiology.