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Who's Got Next Indiana

1/14/2009

FUTSUM ZEINASELLASSIE

NORTH CENTRAL – BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY

Before the 2008 school year had
begun, the buzz was building around
Zeinasellassie. Although he was a
freshman and had never run a high
school meet before, word spread
about the native of Eritrea, Africa,
speculating that he could be the
first frosh to win a state title.
Zeinasellassie fell just short of that
milestone, finishing second at the
state meet, but he was impressive in
every way. After states, he went to
San Diego and finished seventh at
the Foot Locker Cross Country
Championships on Dec. 13. Look for
Zeinasellassie to get his state title
next year, and a national championship
could very well be in his future.