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Athlete Bio: Terefe Ejigu
Born: Ethiopia on the 14th
School: Wellington College
Sport: Cross-country and Athletics
1st in the Under 14 800 metres at McEvedy Shield
1st in the 800 and 1500 metres at the Wellington
Secondary Schools Regional Championships.
1st in the Year Nine Race at the NZSS Cross-country
2nd in the Under 16 3000 metres at the NZSS Track and
Field National Championships.
1st in the Under 15 800, 1500 and 3000 metres at
1st in the Under 16 1500 metres at the Wellington
Secondary Schools Regional Championships (he opted not to compete in
the 800 or 3000 metres).
Set new Wellington College Under 15 records in the 800, 1500 and
3000 metres of 1:59.50, 4:08.17, and 9:00.5 respectively. He broke the
existing records by 6 secs, 15 secs and 12 secs respectively.
Set a new Wellington Centre Under 16 record of 9:00.5 breaking the
previous standard by 30 seconds.
1st in the Under 16 race at the NZSS Cross-country
National Championships in June this year.
1st in the Under 17 grade of the North Island
Cross-country Championships in Taupo on the 5th July,
winning by a margin of 54 seconds in his first race over 6000 metres.
In doing so he competed in the Under 20 race finishing in 3rd
overall position and was narrowly out sprinted by 1 second for second
place by Edwin Henshaw, the silver medallist in the Senior Boys race
at the NZSS Cross Country National Championships.
Terefe is originally from Ethiopia who arrived in the
country in 2001 and lives with his mother and two sisters in Wellington.
He is now a naturalised New Zealander.
He is currently under a very light training programme
and up to now has been training no more than three times a week, with the
occasional Saturday race. His strength is his phenomenal natural aerobic
ability coupled with a superbly economical running style.
Thursday July 17, 2003 06:43 PM -0400