College Athlete: Solomon Haile, University of Arkansas

Solomon Haile, University of Arkansas(December 15, 2009) – Despite only competing in the United States for one full academic year, after moving to Maryland from his native Ethiopia, the Sherwood senior cemented his all-decade credentials with two major victories in the fall of 2008. 

At the Manhattan Invitational in New York, Haile blazed a course record 12:06.7 on the venerable Van Cortlandt Park 2.5-mile layout. 

In the ensuing weeks he went on to dominate his state meet, the Foot Locker Northeast Regional, and the Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego, where he pulled away for a comfortable 15:15 win in the final mile. 

Haile is now competing for the University of Arkansas. For more info about Solomon