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Adu Dentamo
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Vance

Cross Country 2009: NCAA Southeast All-Region member...Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team...All-Atlantic 10 Conference Performer...Took 25th place at NCAA Southeast Region meet running seventh fastest 10k time in Charlotte history (31:06.14)...Placed fourth at A-10 Championship...Ran a 24:26.7 at NCAA Pre-Nationals placing 31st...Made season debut at Charlotte Invitational by winning the meet in 24:13.7. Outdoor 2009: Redshirted. Indoor 2009: Named to A-10 Indoor Academic All-Conference Team...A-10 Champion in 3000m (8:29.90) and DMR (10:06.57), which set the A-10 Meet record...Set school record in 3000m (8:14.24) at New Balance Meet...Finished 3rd in Mile Run at A-10 Championship (4:17.96) and in 4x800m (7:51.04). Cross Country 2008: A-10 Individual Champion and Performer of the Year...Two-time A-10 Performer of the Week (10/6, 10/20)...Was the second runner to cross the line at the Bojangles Invitational...Just missed a trip to nationals with a 14th place finish at NCAA Regional. Outdoor 2008: All-East Region member...Second Team All-Conference in 3000m steeplechase and 5000m...Posted a time of 14:33.74 at the A-10 Championships...Snapped the school record in the 3000m steeplechase at Princeton (8:58.41)...Also ran the fastest 1500m time of the season for the 49ers at the Duke Invitational (3:54.82)...Posted a season best time of 1:53.32 in the 800m at Georgia Tech Invitational. Indoor 2008: Atlantic 10 Track Performer of the Week (12/3/2007)...Won the Clemson Invitational 3000m...Led off the record breaking 4x800m team which ran a 7.43.69 at the Penn State National Open...Ran the fastest 49er time in the 3000m with a mark of 8:22.76...Led off the DMR team that ran a 10:03.31 at the Carolina Invitational which was the fastest 49er time of the year. Cross Country 2007: Redshirted. Outdoor 2007: Led the 49ers in the 3000m with a program record-setting 8:22.00 at Wake Forest...Re-wrote the record books again with a program-best 3:49.71 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational...Placed second overall on the team in the 800m after logging 1:51.29 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Indoor 2007: 800m at UNC Carolina LC 1:56.66, Mile at A-10 4:13.44, 3000m at Notre Dame LC 8:19.60, DMR at Clemson Invite 10:15.64, and 4x800m at A-10 with school-record time of 7:50.63. Cross Country 2006: Won the 5k at the Winthrop Invitational with a time 25:44...Placed second in the 6k at George Mason (25:07.01)...Finished fourth in the A-10 Championship (25:09.2)...Finished 51st out of 222 with a time of 32:15.16 at NCAA Regional. Outdoor 2006: Finished with a time of 7:32.48 in the 4x800m at A-10 Championships...Ran the 800m at the Charlotte Invitational in 55.58...Finished with a time of 3:56.09 in the 1500m at the A-10 Championships...Ran the 5000m in 14:46.21 in the A-10 Championships. Outdoor 2005: Two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week...Earned All-Atlantic 10 honors with a 13th-place finish at league championship...Second-fastest freshman in the race...Season best 8K time of 25:21.6 at A-10 Championship... Scored in all seven meets...9th at Clemson Invitational and 33rd at Great American Festival.

Prep: Fourth at 2005 North Carolina state meet in the 1,600...Regional and conference champion in that event as well as the 3,200 in 2005...Third at 2004 state meet in the 3,200...Member of 2005 Regional champion 4x800m...Vance won back-to-back conference team championships in 2004 and '05...Honor Roll Student.

Personal: Son of Belaynesh and Abraham Dentamo...Two sisters, Hamame and Haregewoyin...Two brothers, Dallelo and Getisso...Majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology... Born October 13, 1986.


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