Shewit Weldense
Shewit  Weldense


Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope



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2015-16 Cross Country: Ran in five events … Opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the ECU Pirate Invitational where she crossed the line in a 5K time of 18:28.52 … Finished 28th at the American Athletic Conference Championship with a 6K time of 21:55.66.

2014-15 Track and Field: Competed in the 3,000m and 5,000m events during the indoor campaign … Took sixth in the 3,000m at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup and 12th in the 5,000m at the American Athletic Conference Championships … During the outdoor season, placed second in the 3,000m at the Tom Jones Memorial and sixth in the 10,000m at the AAC Championships.

2014-15 Cross Country: Ran in five events … Was East Carolina’s top finisher in the final three meets of the season … Placed 13th in the 6K at the Blue Ridge Invitational with a time of 18:58.73 … Took 26th at the American Athletic Conference Championship, crossing the line in the 6K with time of 22:12.

2013-14 Track and Field: Competed in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m distances during the indoor season … Placed 12th in the 3,000 at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup … Took fifth place in the both the 3,000m and 5,000m at the Bill Carson Invitational and Charlotte 49er Classic respectively.

2013-14 Cross Country: Competed in seven of the team's eight meets during the season ... Claimed seventh place in the 5K at UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Invitational with a time of 19:12.85 in her first appearance of the season ... Clocked a time of 18:50.5 at the Wolfpack Invitational ... Turned in a season-best time of 18:31.23 and finished 36th overall at the C-USA Championship.

2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor mile run and 5,000-meter run ... Ran the mile in 5:29.76 at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Recorded a season-best time of 18:12.98 in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn State National for a top 20 finish ... Did not compete in any outdoor events.

2012-13 Cross Country: Ran in six of the team's seven meets ... Began her collegiate career by clocking in fifth place at the 5K Seahawk Invitational (18:46.31) ... Improved by nearly 20 seconds with an 18:27.9, good for 19th place at the 5K Adidas Invitational ... Ran her best 5K time of the campaign with an 18:21.51 to rank fifth at the ECU Pirate Invitational ... Ran her best 6K time of the season with a 22:44.10 to place 36th in the gold race at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational ... Ran a 23:10.2 in the 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals ... Finished her XC season with a 23:42.04 at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner for cross country ... Won the junior varsity event in each of her first two years ... Earned the state title as a junior and placed 10th at Nike Nationals ... Also earned a conference and regional title as a junior ... Made all-conference, earned the coach's award ... The team she was part of earned a team conference and regional title ... Served as the squad's team captain as senior ... Coached by Roger Collins and Michael Miragliuolo at Green Hope.

Personal: Born July 17, 1994 in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Genet and Tekeste Weldense ... Has one sibling, Banna ... Majoring in nursing.