Foot Locker Champ Weini Kelati Commits to New Mexico

Weini Kelati, the 2015 Foot Locker Champion, has committed to the University of New Mexico.

The Leesburg, Virginia senior won the 2015 Foot Locker title in 17:09. She dominated the prep scene in her junior season, her final year of high school eligibility. She won New Balance Nationals Indoor 2 mile and 5K titles--the latter being a 16:08 National high school record--as well as the NBN Outdoor 2 mile and 5K. She also broke the Virginia state record in the 3200m with a 9:53 performance at the Dogwood Track Classic.

The Eritrea native was only allowed to compete in Virginia high school athletics for two years due to her age and will likely compete unattached at collegiate and professional events this upcoming track season. She turns 20 in December. 

Watch Weini Kelati's Workout Wednesday: 15x300m!

Weekend Recap: Holloway Impresses, Texas Frosh Tops Irby

From national record-breaking high school action in Virginia, to fast early-season collegiate marks across the country and a near American record at the Houston Half Marathon, this past weekend had a little bit of everything for track and field fans.

Emily Sisson Runs No. 2 U.S. All-Time Half Marathon

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With Caution, Emily Sisson Hopes For Fast Time At Houston Half Marathon

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HOUSTON (18-Jan) -- Emily Sisson has a very short résumé when it comes to the half marathon.  It is, nonetheless, impressive. 

In two starts at the distance, both at the United Airlines NYC Half in March of 2017 and 2018, she finished a close second to the winner.  In her first attempt she clocked 1:08:21 and was narrowly defeated by her training partner, Molly Huddle, who set the American record for an all-women's race: 1:08:19.  In the second, on a brutally cold and windy day, she lost by just one second to in a sprint finish to Ethiopia's Buze Diriba, clocking 1:12:24.  In those races, Sisson raced for position and wasn't focused on time.