Shewit Weldense
Shewit Weldense

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope


2013: 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:
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: Planned academic major is nursing with a minor in nutrition ... Full name is Shewit Tekeste Weldense ... Daughter of Genet and Tekeste Weldense ... Has one sibling, Banna.