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.
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