Event 13 Boys 2 Mile Run
Section 1 at 6:50pm; Section 2 at 8:00pm
National: $ 8:36.3h 5/6/1979 Jeff Nelson, Burbank, CA
Meet: M 8:41.55 6/15/2007 Matt Centrowitz, Broadneck,
Freshman: F 9:04.4h 1973 Eric Hulst, Laguna Beach, C
Sophomore: O 8:50.6h 1974 Eric Hulst, Laguna Beach, C
Junior: J 8:41.10 2000 Dathan Ritzenhein (m), Rock
Senior: S 8:36.3h 5/6/1979 Jeff Nelson, Burbank, CA
Freshm: 9:01.68 2005 Sintayehu Taye (m), Portlan
Name Year School Finals
1 Haile, Solomon 09 Silver Spring, MD 9:07.66
2 Abdalla, Mohamed 08 San Jose, CA 9:08.61
3 Lovelace, Luke 08 Chapin, SC 9:18.61
4 Krause, Elliot 08 Appleton, WI 9:19.00
5 Springer, Andrew 09 Westerly, RI 9:21.13
6 Bodary, Chris 08 Downingtown, PA 9:23.45
7 O'Donnell, MacLean 08 Oak Ridge, TN 9:25.15
8 Udland, Tyler 10 Short Hills, NJ 9:25.80
9 Lachowitzer, Kevin 08 Perham, MN 9:26.62
10 Bosshard, Joe 08 Crested Butte, CO 9:36.33
11 Hernandez, Francis 10 Windham, NH 9:41.53
-- DelBene, Colby 08 Patterson, NY DNF
-- Beabout, Ryan 08 Wheeling, WV DNS
1 Fernandez, German 08 Riverbank, CA 8:34.40S
2 Puskedra, Luke 08 Ogden, UT 8:47.06O
3 Lowe, Colby 08 Southlake, TX 8:47.07O
4 Finnerty, Robert 08 Burnsville, MN 8:50.96F
5 Williams, Kevin 08 Lakewood, CO 8:51.30F
6 Darling, Maverick 08 Ovid, MI 8:57.80F
7 Aprill, Bobby 08 Dexter, MI 8:59.50F
8 Unterreiner, Miles 08 Gig Harbor, WA 9:02.48F
9 Kaulbach, Max 08 Philadelphia, PA 9:06.44
10 Keveren, Sean 08 Brentwood, TN 9:06.59
11 Medrano, Francisco 08 Lafayette, IN 9:06.75
12 Hill, Ryan 08 Hickory, NC 9:07.36
13 Smith, Douglas 09 Succasunna, NJ 9:11.48
14 Bazell, Graham 09 Columbia, MD 9:13.06
15 Nicolls, Bobby 09 Parker, CO 9:23.42
-- Sheinbaum, Julian 08 Scarsdale, NY DNS
He sure enough looks 20 or even 23. He doesn't have a birth certificate? What kind of BS is that.
I overheard this conversation a few years ago:
"Hey Mom, we're going to leave the sh!thole called Ethiopia and go to America. Rip up my birth certificate and tell everyone I'm 4 years younger than I am. Then you won't have to pay for my college, I'll get a scholarship and buy you that farm and 12 cows when we come back to this sh!thole. We'll have it made in the shade, bayyyyybeeee!"
|Somethings not right|
1/28/2007 KhonKaen ½ Marathon 1st 1:08:08
9/16/07 Wachau ½ marathon 10th 1:08:41 age 20
7/1/2007 Marathon in Italy
10/13/2007 Hartford ½ marathon 2nd 1:07:17 ($500 plus expenses) age 20
10/21/2007 8K Fairfax VA 3rd 24:33 age 20
11/11/07 half marathon Outer Banks, NC age 20, 8th 1:09:32
12/9/2007 Jingle all the way 10k age 20 31:30 1st
Semunguse, 20, has been living with his sister, Naomi, in McLean the past two months, during which time he has raced repeatedly with the hope of earning a few dollars and more importantly, attracting a manager. Yesterday's race offered no prize money, and Semunguse was further disappointed not to receive a waiver of his entry fee.
1/01/2008 10k Leeburg VA 1st 33:17 age 20
At DCRRC / PVTC's indoor track meet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Ethiopian star Solomon Haile, 30, ran the top performance of the day, winning the 3000m in 9:01.3.
2/03/2008 Enrolls at Sherwood high school in suburban Maryland, 3200 9:17.13, 1st, now an 18 year old HS Junior .
3/16/2008 Nike indoor nationals 5k 1st 14:53.93
leave the poor kid alone....just because he's way better then many americans and beats them in the non 5km, doesn't mean everyone should go and riducle him for being older then he is(which he may be)...he's way faster than most o n this board anyways.i give him credit for coming to america from a third world country.it must have been a tough transition. congrats to him!!
No one knows him. He just got to America in November when he was 20 years old. Now he's 18.
this has been discussed many times. personally, i still believe that this guy is 20 years old.
check out www.mocorunning.com and go to the forums and do a search.
basically nobody from the athletic dept at sherwood high school or montgomery county will say anything about this. i raised holy hell about this on the board because either one of two things happened here......
1. he really is 20 and is a scam artist
2. he lied about his age multiple times in road races
the issue kind of went away in montgomery county maryland. this kid is talented however and since he's only running as a junior now, i expect this issue to come up a lot more next year.
He first lived with his sister in Northern Virginia. Why do you think he ended up at Sherwood in MoCo? I'll bet they first tried to get him enrolled in a Fairfax County school using his real age of 20, and that's when they first learned you cannot go to high school in America if you are that old. Plan B, enroll in a Maryland school, this time claiming to be 18.
You are talking out of your a$$
i don't want to put his personal stuff out here.. but you are using to facts and filling in the rest.
he lived in fairfax county with his sister - FACT
he lives and went to school in mo co - FACT
so you assumed that he was rejected in nova and used plan B.
If you know the details answer these question.
who does he live with in Mo CO?
If you don't answer this.. you are just another BS artist on this forum...that should just shut up.
Here you are starting up trouble again.
"nobody from the athletic dept at sherwood high school or montgomery county will say anything about this"
Because it's a frickin internet message board!! Try talking to somebody in person, or calling somebody or writing a letter if you really feel you are entitled to an explanation. Quit causing trouble on internet message boards.
i did not start this thread.
this question is likely not going to go away either. what do you think is going to happen next year when this guy runs times even faster? more and more people are going to question his age.
if haile did not want this to occur then he should not have filled out the race applications listing his age as 20.
|11th grade runner|
None of us who've run against him believe he's even a teenager. No one will do anything about it. Haile will probably scream racist at everyone if they call him on it.
i see he has run a lot of half marathons hopefully he will try a marathon before he finishes high school and hopefully he can take down the long standing but soft high school marathon record.
|tell us then???|
So tell us then... How old is he?
i just do not understand this. i've been screamed at so much on the mocorunning.com boards for bringing this up.
the guy either lied about his age to get into road races or is lying about his age now.
IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THEM.
why the hell is everyone so protected of this guy?
if he has nothing to hide about his age then come forward and clear the air. if he has valid docs that prove he is legally able to compete at the high school level then the conversation is over.
I appreciate it you bringing it out in the open. No one likes a cheater, if that is the case.
However, good luck fighting the establishment. He was admitted to the school with a birth certificate that satisifed the county, so, really what can be done?
In some pictures, he looks older than some college runners.