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Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Catharines, Ontario

High School:
St. Catherine's

Height:
5-11

Ahmed's Track and Field Bio

Notables
Finished 22nd at 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2012 All-American in cross country
2012 first team All-Big Ten in cross country
• 2011 All-American in cross country
• Finished 5th at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship
• 2011 first-team All-Region in cross country
• 2011 first-team All-Big Ten in cross country
• 2010 first-team All-Region in cross country
• 2010 first-team All-Big Ten in cross country
• 2010 Big Ten champion at 10,000 meters
• 2010 All-American at 10,000 meters
• Finished 4th at 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
• Three-time Canadian junior champion at 5,000 meters (2008-2010)
• 2009 and 2010 All-American in cross country
• 2009 Canadian junior cross country champion
• Finished 27th at 2010 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships

Cross Country

2012:
Helped lead the Badgers to a runner-up finish by finishing eighth overall and first for UW, in 29:23, at the 2012 NCAA Championship (10K) ... with a time of 30:37, took first place overall and led Wisconsin to its 11th-consecutive Great Lakes Regional title (10K) ... in his season debut, with a time of 23:36, finished third overall and second for UW at the Big Ten Championship (8K)

2011: With a time of 29:06, took fifth place overall and led Wisconsin to a national title at the 2011 NCAA Championship ... finished ninth overall and second for UW, in 30:28, at the NCAA Great Lakes Region championship ... with a time of 23:18, earned the individual victory and lead UW to their 13th-straight Big Ten title ... Finished 14th overall and fourth for UW at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, and his finish in a time of 23:47 played a key role in UW's 66-point first place victory ... came in fifth at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 23:22

2010: Recorded All-America, first-team All-Big Ten and All-Region honors ... took sixth at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 23:45 ... placed fourth overall at Big Ten Championships with a time of 23:42.7 ... finished eighth at NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:31.85 ... placed 12th at NCAA Championship in a time of 30:03.4

2009: Earned All-American, first-team All-Big Ten and All-Region honors ... took fifth overall at Big Ten Championship with a time of 25:21.7 ... came in third at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after running a time of 31:08.75 ... earned first All-America selection after posting a time of 30:14.4 and a 30th-place finish at the NCAA championship

High School
Competed for Canada at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships and won the 5000m with a new championship record time of 14:12.11 ... took third in the 2009 NACAC cross country championships and placed sixth in 2008 ... Canadian junior cross country championships runner up in 2008 and fourth-place finisher in 2007 ... 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 5000m at the Canadian junior track and field championships ... 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 ... 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
Parents are Said Yusuf and Halimo Farah ... has three brothers Ibrahim, Kadar and Hamza ... born in Mugadishu, Somalia ... intended major is undecided

Why Wisconsin?
"Wisconsin has the best combination of academics and athletics. Madison is also one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to."

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (1)
2011

USTFCCCA All-Academic (1)
2010

Other Notable Performances - Cross Country
2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
12-Kilometer: 22nd, 33:56

2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships (Louisville, Ky.)
10-Kilometer: 8th, 29:23

2012 Big Ten Cross Country Championship (East Lansing, Mich.)
8-Kilometer: 3rd, 23:26

2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.)
10-Kilometer: 5th, 29:06

2011 Big Ten Cross Country Championship (Urbana, Ill.)
8-Kilometer: 1st, 23:18

2010 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
8-Kilometer: 27th, 23:29

2009 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships (Amman, Jordan)
8-Kilometer: 57th, 26:13

2008 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships (Edinburgh, Scotland)
8-Kilometer: 51st, 25:03

2010 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Mount Irvine, Tobago)
6-Kilometer: 2nd, 18:20

2009 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Orlando, Fla.)
6-Kilometer: 3rd, 18:02

2008 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Orlando, Fla.)
6-Kilometer: 6th, 17:54

2009 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships (Guelph, Ontario)
8-Kilometer: 1st, 24:09

2008 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships (Guelph, Ontario)
8-Kilometer: 2nd, 25:22

2007 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships (Guelph, Ontario)
8-Kilometer: 4th, 25:53

Personal Bests
Cross Country Outdoor Track
8 Kilometers 23:18 10-30-11 1500 Meters 3:49.56 4-06-12
10 Kilometers 29:06 11-21-11 3000 Meters 8:19.21 High School
5000 Meters 13:34.23 5-28-11
10,000 Meters 27:34.64 4-29-12

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