2007 Track: Redshirted... 2006 XC: One of the team's talented freshmen duo that figured into the team scoring each race... opened his career placing seventh at the Dave Murray Invitational before finishing 62nd at the Roy Griak... placed 57th at the Pac-10 Championships and finished 75th at the West Region... placed 23rd overall in the junior men's 8,000m race at the 2007 USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colo. (27:22).
High School: A 2006 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, Md.)... lettered four times each in cross country and track & field for the Raiders... earned All-MET, all-county, all-region and All-America honors in both sports... placed eighth in the junior 10,000m run at the USATF Championships in 2006... won the 3,200m run at 2006 Maryland state meet and recorded six other Top 10 finishes in his career... state runner-up at the 2005 state cross country meet... was third as a junior.
Personal: Major is exploratory... parents are Getahun Aele and Asse Tessema... has one brother: Nebiyu; and two sisters: Meron and Mahlet... born September 24, 1988, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia... full name is Mikias Getahun Gelagle.
Personal Bests - 3200: 9:14.00