|High School:||Thomas Stone|
2014 Outdoor: Won a silver medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history in the event by clocking in at 9:07.52 at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton… Won the event on his home track at UMBC Stadium during the Big Dawg Invitational… Met the IC4A standard and placed second in the steeplechase at the Mason Spring Invitational with a time of 9:12.47… Finished 14th (9:07.91) at the IC4A meet at Princeton.
2013-14 Indoor: Competed in the 5,000m run at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… Also ran in the one mile and 3,000m events during the winter season… Recorded his top 3k time of the season (8:53.71) at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games at The Armory.
2013 Outdoor: Won a silver medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2013 America East Championships… Posted a career-best time of 9:19.18 in the event at the conference meet to move to fifth all-time in UMBC program history… Also competed in the 5,000m run at the America East meet held at Binghamton.
2012-13 Indoor: Took 21st in the 3,000m run at the 2013 America East Championships with a time of 8:55.93… Posted his top season time in the event, 8:41.36, at the Patriot Games at George Mason.
Background: A three-time All-SMAC performer in track at Thomas Stone High... Also named to the Second Team for cross country as a senior in 2011... Helped lead the Cougars to the SMAC Championship in the 4x800 relay in 2012 and later won a bronze medal with his team at the Maryland State Championships... Finished second in both the 1600m and 3200m at the outdoor track 3A Regional Championships to garner All-Region honors... Placed third at the 2011 Maryland 3A Regional Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:11 at Huntingtown High... Also lettered in soccer for two years as a sophomore and junior.
Personal: Son of Semeon Sertsu and Helen Assefa... Has one sister, Melat... His cousin, Yoni Berhanu, played soccer at George Washington... Looking to major in computer science or engineering with the ambition to develop software... Born Oct. 18, 1994.