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Rohann Asfaw

Cross Country/Distance
Rockville, Md.
Richard Montgomery
High School
Rohann Asfaw - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary Round
5,000m, 10,000m

2021 Cross Country
2020 Cross Country
2020 Indoor: 3000m (second team)

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country
2021 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2023 Indoor
• Ran the 3000m at the Penn State National Open
• Competed in the 5000m David Hemery Valentine Invitational

2022 Cross Country
• Placed fourth at the Virginia Invitational helping Virginia to a win (9/16/22)
• Helped UVA to another win at the Battle in Beantown where Asfaw finished fifth (9/23/22)
• Placed 15th at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational (10/15/22)
• Finished 23rd at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn All-Region honors (11/11/22)
• Helped Virginia to a second-place finish at the Southeast Regional to clinch qualification to the NCAA Championships (11/11/22)
• Finished 184th at the NCAA Championships where the Cavaliers finished 22nd (11/19/22)
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

2022 Outdoor
• Recorded a PB in the 1500 at the Virginia Open and won the event (3:51.58)
• Recorded a time of 13:51.23 in the 5000m at the Raleigh Relays
• Ran the second-fastest 10k in Virginia history at the Virginia Challenge clocking 28:53.84
• Placed eighth in the 10k at the ACC Championships (29:00.92)
• Finished 17th in the 5k at the ACC Championships
• Competed in both the 5k and the 10k at the NCAA East Preliminary round
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

2022 Indoor
• Helped the Hoos to a first-place finish (9:48.78) at the Hokie Invitational
• Ran a personal best 7:58.14 in the 3k at the Columbia Challenge
• Clocked 14:01.85 in the 5000m at that Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the 3000m and 5000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Won the Virginia Invitational (8k/24:15.7) for his fifth career win
• Placed 16th at Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame (5m/23:55.8)
• Set career best in 8k at XC23 Invitational (24:13.3) while finishing fifth
• Set career best in 8k at the ACC Championships (23:56.9) in his 13th place finish
• Named All-ACC for the second consecutive season
• Set a PB in the 10k at the Southeast Regional Championships (29.57.9) in a 23rd place finish

2021 Outdoor
• Qualified for the 5000m and 10k at NCAA East Preliminary Round
• Was 14th in 10k race with PB 29:10.81 that placed him 14th and ranks  No. 6 on UVA all-time performance list and was 27th in 5000m
• Was seventh in 10,000m at ACC Championships with PB 29:13.95 that ranks No. 7 on UVA all-time performance list
• Ran PB 13:44.74 in 5000m at ACC Championships that ranks No. 3 all-time at UVA
• Was 9th in his first 10k (29:16.30) at Virginia Challenge
• That ranks No. 8 on the UVA all-time performance list
• Posted a time of 4:08.67 in mile at Virginia Grand Prix
• Finished fourth in 1500 at Virginia Invitational (3:52.09)
• Competed in 5000m at Raleigh Relays with PB time of 14:07.79
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Only appearances were the 3000m at the Virginia Beach Invitational and the mile at the Hokie Invitational

2020 Cross Country
• Finished fourth at the ACC Championships and earned All-ACC honors at the meet
• Ran a career-best 8k time at the ACC Championships
• Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week twice for his performance at the Virginia Invite and Wolfpack Invite
• Earned ACC Weekly honors for his performance at the Virginia Invite and Wolfpack Invite
• Recorded a career-best 8k time at the Wolfpack Invite to win the meet
• Won all three regular-season competitions, capturing the top time at the Virginia Invite, Wolfpack Invite and Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Named to 2020 All-ACC Academic team
• Named the Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year by fellow UVA student-athletes for his recovery from knee injury his freshman season
• Received UVA’s 2021 Ernest H. Ern Award for contributions that impacted student and community life
• Name the winner of the 2021 Ralph Sampson Scholarship Award for excellence in academics, leadership and athletics

2020 Outdoor
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Finished fourth in the 3000m at the ACC Championships, earning all ACC honors
• Ran a career-best time of 8:05.85 in the 3000m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
• Finished third in the mile at the Navy Invitational with a career-best time of 4:08.66
• Received team’s Coach’s Award for Excellence for indoor season

2019 Cross Country 
• Won the Cavalier Classic, opening the season with a 8k time of 24:25.9
• Named ACC Performer of the Week for performance at the Cavalier Classic
• Recorded a career-best 8k time of 24:19.7 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Finished top-10 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, placing ninth overall
• Was the fourth Cavalier to cross the finish line at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational and Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational

2019 Outdoor 
• Finished 16th at the ACC Championships in the 5000m
• Placed fourth in the 5000m at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Recorded a season-best time of 3:55.65 in the 1500m at the Virginia Challenge and a season-best time of 14:12.57 in the 5000m at the Raleigh Relays

2019 Indoor 
• Finished 20th in the 5000m and 25th in the 3000m at the ACC Championships
• Ran a season-best in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge, recording a time of 4;14.53  for 10th place
• Captured a season-best time of 8:13.81 in 3000m at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge to place 10th

2018 Cross Country 
• Finished 39th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships, running a time of 31:02.5 and finish the race as the team’s fifth scoring runner
• Placed 52nd at the ACC Championships with an 8k time of 24:47.6
• Finished 22nd at the Pen State National open, helping the Cavaliers finish first in the meet.

2018 Outdoor 

• Did not compete

2018 Indoor 

• Did not compete

2017 Cross Country

• Did not compete

• Was the 2016 Maryland Cross Country 4A State Champion
• Named a 2016 NXN cross country qualifier and a 2016 all-Met Cross country Athlete of the Year
• Was a 2016 New Balance National Indoor Emerging Elite 2-mile champion and record holder
• Earned the 2017 3200m Maryland 4A indoor state champion
• Finished third in the 2017 Penn Relays Boys 3k
• Recorded the 2016 Maryland 4A outdoor state championship in the 1600m and the 3200m and the 2017 outdoor title in the 3200m

• Majoring in INTER-American studies
• Son of Thewedros Asfaw and Cynthia Lake-Asfaw
• Has a brother, Ruhay, and a sister, Rachelle