Shewit Weldense
Shewit Weldense

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Position:
Distance


04/12/2013

ECU Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Academic Medal

Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher

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 Shewit Tekeste Weldense on July 17, 1994 in Fairfax, Va...Daughter of Genet and Tekeste Weldense...Has one sibling, Banna, 19...Majoring in nursing.