|Kebede's Career Best Performances|
2013 (Freshman): Competed in all four of the team's regular season meets, while also competing at the Conference USA Championship and the NCAA South Central Regional...notched an eight-place finish at the McNeese Invitational (9/28), while also running a career-best 19:07.53 in the 5K...notched a 6K personal best of 23:10 at the Azalea Classic (9/14), finishing in 23rd place...posted a third-place finish with Katharine Smiley at the UNO Quad Meet 6K Relay with a joint time of 24:21.64...notched a 93rd-place finish at the Conference USA Championship (11/2), finishing in a time of 20:17.70 in the 5K...placed 114th at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/15) with a time of 23:59 in the 6K.
About Sara Kebede
Prep: A four-time letterwinner in track (three in outdoor and one in indoor), as well as a four-time letterwinner in cross country at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, Calif...competed in the 400, 800 and 1600 meter races during the track and field season, while taking part in the 3 mile and 5K during the cross country season...earned the outstanding distance athlete award during her junior outdoor season from San Clemente High School...named the scholar athlete during her sophomore, junior and senior outdoor seasons...team captain during her senior campaign...named all-state in the 4 x 400 as a freshman and in the 4 x 800 as a freshman...earned all-region honors in the 800 meters and the 4 x 400 meter relay.
Personal: Born Sara Nicole Kebede on January 31, 1995...daughter of Gayle and Mizanu Kebede...has one older sister, Elsa.