Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Catharines, Ontario

High School:
St. Catharines

Height:
5-11

Event:
Distance

Cross Country Bio
Mohammed Ahmed Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• School record holder in 10,000 meters (27:34.64)
• Big Ten record holder in 10,000 meters (27:34.64)
• 2012 Olympain in the 10,000 meters
• 2012 and 2013 Canadian Champion (10,000 meters)
• Five-time All-American in track
• Three-time All-American in cross country
• 2010 Big Ten Champion (10,000 meters)
• 2012 Big Ten Champion (5000 meters)
• 2014 Big Ten Champion (5000 meters)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (5000 meters)
• Three-time NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier
• Finished 4th at 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships (10,000 meters)
• Three-time Canadian junior champion at 5000 meters (2008-2010)
• 2009 Canadian junior cross country champion
• Finished 27th at 2010 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor: At the NCAA championships (3/14), placed 14th in the 5000 meters in 14:50.11 ... won the Big Ten title in the 5000 meters in 13:44.32 and finished fourth in the 3000 meters in a personal-best 7:54.22 at the Big Ten championships (2/28-3/1) ... at the Red & White Open (2/21), finished second in the 3000 meters in 7:55.75 ... making his season debut, won the 3000 meters in 7:55.45 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/7)

2014 Outdoor:
Making his outdoor debut, helped his team win the 4x1500-meter relay in 16:47.56 at the Walt Disney World Open (3/21-22)

2013 Indoor:
Finished fifth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA championships (3/9), clocking in at 13:41.84 to earn All-America honors ... earned a runner-up and All-Big Ten finish in the 5000 meters, crossing the finish line in 13:46.56 at the Big Ten championships (2/23) ... also finished sixth in the 3000 meters in a personal-best time of 7:55.13 ... in his season debut, finished seventh in the 5000 meters in a personal-best 13:40.43 at the Husky Classic (2/8)

2013 Outdoor: Redshirt season ... won the 10,000 meters at the Canadian Championships (6/20), clocking in at 29:22.04 ... was 13th at the Prefontaine Classic (5/31) with a season-best 10,000 meters time of 27:50.70.

2012 Indoor: Redshirt season

2012 Outdoor: Placed seventh in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships (6/8) with a time of 13.50.32 ... broke 36-year-old Big Ten record and achieved Olympic Games "A" qualifying standard with run of 27:34.64 to finish sixth in the 10,000 meters in an elite field at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (4/29) ... took the Big Ten title in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:41.06 at the Big Ten championships (5/13) ... qualified for the NCAA championships by finishing fifth in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:07.45 at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26)... finished ninth in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a personal-best time of 3:49.56

2011 Indoor: Placed 11th at the NCAA championships (3/11) in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:41.74 ... finished fifth in the 5000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/11), earning an automatic NCAA qualifying time in 13:43.96 ... placed third in the 5000 meters in 13:50.62 at the Big Ten championships (2/27)

2011 Outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors with 14th-place finish in 5000 meters at NCAA championships (6/11) in time of 13:58.54 ... finished third in 5000 meters at NCAA West Preliminary Round, clocking No. 3 time in UW history at 13:34.23 ... earned runner-up finish in 10,000 meters at Big Ten championships (5/13) for second-straight All-Big Ten performance in the event ... set pace for teammate Reed Connor to win Big Ten title in 5000 meters before dropping out ... finished 16th in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/14), running a time of 13:44.98

2010 Indoor: Finished 22nd in the 5000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/12) in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14:05.59 ... placed fourth in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/30) in a time of 8:08.14

2010 Outdoor: Finished fourth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA championships (6/10) in a personal-best time of 28:57.44, earning All-America honors ... finished fourth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/27) in a time of 29:38.85 to qualify for NCAA championships ... in the season's first races, won the 10,000 meters (29:03.71) and finished fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:02.04) at the Big Ten championships

High School
Competed for Canada at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships and won the 5000 meters with a new championship record time of 14:12.11 ... took third in the 2009 NACAC Cross Country Championships and placed sixth in 2008 ... claimed title at 2009 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships ... also was runner-up in 2008 and fourth-place finisher in 2007 ... competed in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2008 and 2009, placing 51st and 57th, respectively ... placed ninth in the 10,000 meters at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships ... won the Ontario club cross country championships as a junior and senior and placed second as a sophomore ... two-time O.F.S.A.A. (Ontario High School) cross country champion as a junior and senior ... O.F.S.A.A. champion in the 3000 meters as a senior and runner up in 2007 and 2008 ... three-time champion in the 5000 meters at the Canadian junior track and field championships ... named team MVP two times in basketball ... earned the principle academic award as well as the Ontario Scholar ... high school coaches: Alex Acs and Perry Wakulach ... also ran for Niagara Olympic Club and was coached by Stuart Galloway and Sharon Stewart ... Personal Bests: 5000 Meters - 14:11.84 ... 10,000 Meters - 30:03.51

Personal
Parents are Said Yusuf and Halimo Farah ... has three brothers, Ibrahim, Kadar and Hamza ... born in Mogadishu, Somalia ... intended major is political science

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
3000 Meters 7:54.22 2-28-14 1500 Meters 3:49.56 4-6-12
5000 Meters 13:40.43 2-8-13 3000 Meters 8:19.21 High School
5000 Meters 13:34.23 5-28-11
10,000 Meters 27:34.64 4-29-12

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (2)
2011, 2012

USTFCCCA All-Academic (2)
2010, 2011

All-America Honors (5)
2013 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 5th (13:41.84)

2012 - Outdoor (1)
5000 Meters: 7th (13:50.32)

2011 - Outdoor (1)
5000 Meters: 14th (13:58.54)

2011 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 11th (13:41.74)

2010 - Outdoor (1)
10,000 Meters: 4th (28:57.44)

All-Big Ten Honors (5)
2014 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 1st (13:44.32)

2013 - Indoor (1)

5000 Meters: 2nd (13:46.56)

2012 - Outdoor (1)
5000 Meters: 1st (13:41.06)

2011 - Outdoor (1)
10,000 Meters: 2nd (29:08.29)

2010 - Outdoor (1)
10,000 Meters: 1st (29:03.71)

At the NCAA Championships
2014 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 14th (14:50.11)

2013 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 5th (13:41.84)

2012 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 7th (13:50.32)

2011 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 14th (13:58.54)

2011 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 11th (13:41.74)

2010 - Outdoor
10,000 Meters: 4th (28:57.44)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
5000 Meters: 5th (14:07.45)

2011 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round

5000 Meters: 3rd (13:34.23)

2010 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
10,000 Meters: 4th (29:38.85)

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 4th (7:54.22)
5000 Meters: 1st (13:44.32)

2013 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 6th (7:55.13)
5000 Meters: 2nd (13:46.56)

2012 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 1st (13:41.06)

2011 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: DNF
10,000 Meters: 2nd (29:08.29)

2011 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 3rd (13:50.62)

2010 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 5th (14:02.04)
10,000 Meters: 1st (29:03.71)

2010 - Indoor
5000 Meters: DNF

Other Notable Performances - Track
2013 Candian Championships
10,000 Meters: 1st, 29:22.04

2012 Olympic Games
10,000 Meters: 18th, 28:13.91

2012 Candian Championships
10,000 Meters:1st, 30:49.13

2012 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
10,000 Meters: 9th, 27:34.64 - Big Ten record, Olympic "A" standard

2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
10,000 Meters: 4th, 29:11.75

Other Notable Performances - Cross Country
2010 NACAC Cross Country Championships
6-Kilometer: 2nd, 18:20

2009 NACAC Cross Country Championships
6-Kilometer: 3rd, 18:02

2009 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships
8-Kilometer: 1st, 24:09

2008 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships
8-Kilometer: 2nd, 25:22

2007 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships
8-Kilometer: 4th, 25:53

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