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Betel Yosef

Class: Senior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-3

Previous School: Thomas A. Edison HS

Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

2012 Cross Country (Sr.)
• Earned her first All-Big South cross country honor with a ninth-place finish at the conference meet
• Clocked a cross country 5K personal-best time of 18:11.90 in the process, as she finished fourth among the Big South champion Lady Flames
• Finished her collegiate cross country career by placing 125th (fifth on the team) at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member for the third straight time
• Found success in the steeplechase, beginning with her very first try at the event
• Won her steeplechase debut, at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, in a time of 11:38.09
• Improved her steeplechase time to 11:01.58 in the Big South final, taking third place
• Now ranks No. 3 on Liberty's all-time steeplechase list
• Also came in ninth in the Big South 5K final, clocking a personal-best 18:03.83

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• At the Big South meet, anchored the distance medley relay team to second place and came in 13th in the mile
• Began the year with an indoor personal-best 5K effort of 18:10.78 at the Liberty Kickoff
• Dropped her mile time to 5:12.84 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2011 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Ran inside Liberty's top four all season
• Improved by seven spots from the 2010 Big South meet with a 12th-place conference finish in a then cross country 5K personal-best time of 18:23
• Came in 135th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Made the Big South 1,500-meter final for the second straight year, placing ninth
• Lowered her 1,500 personal best to 4:49.84 at the Raleigh Relays

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Ran the 1,600-meter anchor leg of Liberty's Big South champion distance medley relay squad

2010 Cross Country (So.)
• Stepped up with a 19th-place finish at the Big South meet, serving as the No. 5 finisher for Liberty's championship-winning team
• Also ran in the No. 5 spot for the Lady Flames at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, where she sped to a 6K personal-best effort of 22:49.6

2010 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Ran a season-best 1,500 time of 4:50.51 for sixth place in the Big South final, contributing to the Lady Flames' 27-point event

2009-10 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the 1,200-meter leadoff leg for Liberty's third-place distance medley relay squad at the Big South meet
• Placed 16th in the Big South mile final

2009 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Served as Liberty's No. 5 runner during most of her freshman season
• Came in 23rd overall and sixth among the Lady Flames at the Big South meet
• Posted a 5K season-best time of 19:15.2 at the Hagan Stone Park Classic

Prep
• Graduated from Thomas Edison High School, where she was named Female Athlete of the Year as a senior
• Finished 18th in the junior/senior division of the 2008 Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championship
• Competed in the 4 x 800 relay at the Virginia Group AAA indoor and outdoor state meets as a senior

Personal
• Daughter of Abiy Moguess and Eden Tadesse
• Major is psychology
• Birthday is on March 22

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 – 2:25.48
1,000 - 3:09.86 (Indoor)
1,500 – 4:49.84
Mile – 5:12.84 (Indoor)
3K - 10:14.04 (Indoor)
3K SC - 11:01.13
5K - 18:02.59

All-Big South Honors (3)
2011 Indoor Distance Medley Relay – 1st
2012 Outdoor Steeplechase - 3rd
2012 Cross Country – 9th