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Girma Mecheso
Girma Mecheso

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

High School:
Berkmar

Awards and Honors
2008 Cross Country All-American
2008 All-South Region
2008 SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Year
2008 SEC Cross Country Champion
2008 SEC Cross Country First-Team

2008 (Freshman):
Earned All-American honors at 10K NCAA Cross Country Championships by placing 16th and helped the Auburn men finish fifth as a team ... Third-highest placing freshman at national race and the first Tiger to cross the line ... Finished third at NCAA South Regional (10K) with a time of 30:50.42 ... Won the men's 10K SEC Championship race, the first Auburn runner to accomplish the feat since 1985 and the first SEC freshman to win an individual title since 2006 ... Also broke Mississippi State's Jimmy Taylor Course's record with a time of 23:11.26 at the league championship ... Named SEC Male Freshman of the Year ... Placed among the top five in three other races: fifth at Pre-Nationals (23:37.50 - 8K), third at the Tiger Invitational (22:55.52 - 8K) and runner-up at the Powerade Invitational (14:54 - 5K) ... Garnered SEC Male Freshman of the Week honors twice (Sept. 9 and Oct. 21).

Before Auburn:
Placed ninth at the Footlocker High School National Cross Country Championships in 2006, the highest any Tiger recruit has finished ... Finished ninth in the two mile run at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals (8:56).

Personal:
Born on Jan. 20, 1988 ... Son of Gelan Mecheso Tiyo and Atsede Deyso Jufar ... Majoring in pre-med.