|Hometown:||Capitol Heights, Md.|
|High School:||St. Albans School|
Returning letterwinner who is one of the harriers capable of closing the gap between the Scots’ top three and the rest of the team, per the staff.
2018 Outdoor: Logged a pair of runner-up finishes on the season, first in the 10,000 meters (34:28.54) at the Bob Kahn Invitational (April 7), and then in the 5000 meters (15:53.91) at the Kenyon Spring Invitational (April 21) … Both runner-up times marked new career-bests.
2018 Indoor: Made three starts in the 3000 meters, with top time (9:16.31) coming at the NCAC Championships (March 2-3) … Placed fourth in the event at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 27) at 9:32.65.
2017 Cross Country: Earned a spot on the regional squad (Nov. 11) and responded with a 28:05.4, nearly the exact time turned in two weeks prior at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 28) … Seventh Scot to cross at the league meet with time of 28:05.1 … In fact, had three championship-length finishes within two seconds of each other on the year, with a 28:06.8 at the Jenna Strong Invitational (Oct. 13) kick-starting the efforts.
2017 Outdoor: Clocked in a season-best 4:19.95 in the 1500 meters at the Denison Big Red Invitational (April 28) … Closed the season with a 4:22.60 at the NCAC Championships (May 6) in the 1500 prelims … Placed third in the 1500 at the Bob Kahn Invite (April 8) with a clip of 4:28.41 … Followed that up with a seventh-place time (4:22.84) at the Kenyon Spring Invite (April 22).
2017 Indoor: Logged five appearances including one victory as part of two top-eight finishes … Finished 13th in the 3K (9:25.27) at the NCAC Championships (March 4) … Won the 3K with a clip of 9:46.98 at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 28).
2016 Cross Country: Made seven appearances on the year, marked by an 8000 meters best time of 28:31.9 at the #JennaStrong Invite (Oct. 14) … Top 10 team finish in all four championship-length courses … Fifth Scot to cross at All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 30) with a 30:24.5.
Prior to Wooster: Part of conference championship-winning cross country team each of his four years under Jim Ehrenhaft at St. Albans School … Part of the two conference champion track & field teams, running primarily the mile and two-mile.
Personal: Born August 6, 1998 … Son of Sehin Degefu … Majoring in political science with minors in sociology and Spanish.