Liya Assefa
Liya Assefa
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
High School: Wauwatosa East High School
Position: Distance

Collegiate Bests

5K (XC) 19:30

1500m 4:57.02

High School Bests
800m 2:23
Mile 5:20
4K (XC) 15:07

2010-2011: In cross country, competed at Dartmouth Invitational and New England Championships as team captain.

2009-2010: During cross country season, was sixth Bulldog at Heps...Second Bulldog at cross country Regionals…Elected captain for 2010 season.

2008-2009: After taking freshman year off from competitive running, joined the Bulldogs' distance squad as a walk-on. In cross country Heps was Bulldogs’ seventh finisher…Did not compete indoors due to illness…Raced 1500m outdoor.

High School: A four-time state qualifier in cross-country...Broke the school record for 4k cross-country (15:07) and was a member of the record-breaking DMR and 4x800-meter relay teams in track...Captain of Wauwatosa East's cross-country and track teams senior year...Recognized as a WIAA scholar-athlete, Wauwatosa East scholar-athlete, and All-state team honorable mention.

Personal: Biology major…Davenport College.