American University Head Cross Country and Track Coach Matt Centrowitz has announced the addition of 14 student-athletes to his squad for the 2014-15 season. The Eagles will add 10 to the men's cross country and track teams with four joining the women's squad.
Isobel Araujo – Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Chicago, Ill.), Distance
Araujo was a state qualifier in the 1600 meter run her senior season and earned the Chicago Public League Girl’s Track title in the 3,200 meter run in 2013. She was a member of the 4x800 meter relay team that qualified for states and helped her team to a pair of Chicago Public League Championships in 2010 and 2012. Araujo was a four year varsity letterwinner in both cross country and track.
Jim Belfatto – Cardinal O’Hara High School (Broomall, Pa.), Mid-Distance
Belfatto was the Pennsylvania State runner-up in the indoor mile and medalist in the outdoor mile in 2014, winning the District XII title in the event. He was a three-time All-American, nine-time state medalist, 11-time All-Catholic League honoree and 11-time All-Delaware County selection during his high school career, being selected to the Third Team All-Nike Cross Region in 2014. Belfatto anchored the 2014 National Championship indoor distance medley relay squad and anchored the distance medley relay team that placed third in the Championship of America at the 2014 Penn Relays. He helped Cardinal O’Hara’s cross country team to four Catholic League, Delaware County and District XII Championships, four state medals, a second place result at the Nike Cross Northeast Regional and fifth place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals in 2012. The indoor track team earned two Catholic League titles and a runner-up result at the Pennsylvania State championship during his tenure, with the outdoor team winning the Catholic League Championship in 2014 with two Delaware County titles. Belfatto closed out his career earning varsity letters in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track through all four years of high school.
Brianna Belo – Episcopal Academy (Philadelphia, Pa.), Sprints
Belo was a First Team All-Delco and First Team All-Inter-AC honoree and was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that won the Inter-AC League title and PAISAA Championship in 2013. She helped lead Episcopal Academy to two Inter-AC titles and a PAISAA State Championship in 2014. Belo was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that qualified for indoor nationals during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, placing ninth overall with a new school record and finishing 11th in the sprint medley relay. She earned three varsity letters in outdoor track and two in indoor track during her high school career.
Samuel Doud – Bloomington High School (Bloomington, Ill.), Distance
Doud was a four year letterwinner in cross country and track for Bloomington. He was an All-State Cross Country honoree his senior season and placed fourth at the state championship in the 3,200 meter run his junior year, helping his team to a third place result.
Nathaniel Edenfield – Uniontown High School (New Salem, Pa.), Mid-Distance
Edenfield won the PIAA District 7 AA Cross Country championship and helped Uniontown to a runner-up result at the event, advancing to the 2013 PIAA AA Cross Country State Championships where he placed fourth overall. He was named a Top 3 Elite Scholar-Athlete in the tri-county area and earned four varsity letters in cross country, three in track and two in swimming. Edenfield ran a personal-best 1:57.52 in the 800, which stands as the school record.
Andy Fernandez - Belen Jesuit Prep School (Miami, Fla.), Mid-Distance
Fernandez was a Second Team All-Dade County selection in 2012 and was a member of the first class to help Belen Jesuit to four state titles in both cross country and track. He earned varsity letters in cross country and track during all four years of high school.
Dominic Genuario – Mount Saint Joseph High School (Baltimore, Md.), Mid-Distance
Genuario was a First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Metro honoree in both indoor and outdoor track and holds the school record in the indoor 1,600 meter run. He competed at the New Balance Nationals in the Indoor Emerging Elite Mile and was named a Baltimore Sun ‘Athlete to Watch’ in 2013. Genuario helped lead Mount Saint Joseph to an indoor track seasonal championship in 2012 and outdoor seasonal titles in 2012 and 2014. He was also a Second Team All-Metro selection and MIAA ‘A’ Conference Team honoree in cross country, placing third at the league championships and helping his team to a fourth place finish.
Terrell Green – Frederick Douglass High School (Upper Marlboro, Md.), Mid-Distance
Green was a five-time Maryland 2A state champion, winning titles in the 800 and 1,600, and was a three-time Youth National Champion in the 800 and 1,500. He was named the All-Gazette Runner of the Year and earned six All-Gazette First Team honors with three PG County Championship Most Valuable Runner accolades. He helped lead Frederick Douglass to two Maryland 2A indoor and outdoor state titles and earned varsity letters in track during all four years of high school.
Jack Klumpp – North Broward Preparatory School (Coral Springs, Fla.), Distance
Klumpp earned varsity letters in cross country and track during all four years of high school and was a four-time All-County selection, three-time regional champion, four-time district champion, First Team All-Florida Footlocker South Regional honoree and Broward County Scholar-Athlete of the Year finalist. He placed fourth at the 2013 cross country state finals and fifth in the 1,600 and seventh in the 3,200 at the 2013 track state finals, helping North Broward Prep qualify for the regional championships.
Judy Mabone – William Tennent High School (Southampton, Pa.), Distance
Mabone was a state and district qualifier for William Tennent. She earned First and Second Team All-League honors in cross country during her high school career, becoming a Third Team All-League honoree for track in the 3,200. Mabone helped William Tennent earn the Suburban One Sportsmanship Award and received four varsity letters in both cross country and track.
Liam Martens – Bethlehem Central High School (Glenmont, N.Y.), Mid-Distance
Martens was a two-time track section 2 champion and was named the 2013 Indoor Track Outstanding Performer, 2014 Indoor Track Spirit of the Eagle Award recipient and 2014 Suburban Council All-Star Team selection. He helped lead Bethlehem Central to a second place result in indoor and outdoor track in 2014 and earned four varsity letters in track and three in soccer.
Jillian O’Donohoe – Wayne Hills High School (Wayne, N.J.), Distance
O’Donohoe won the state sectional in the indoor 3,200 meter run in 2014 and was a First Team All-League, First Team All-County and First Team All-North Jersey selection in cross country, also receiving First Team All-League and First Team All-County honors in indoor and outdoor track. She helped Wayne Hills to Passaic County titles in cross country in 2012 and 2013.
Liam Purdy – North Rockland High School (Garnerville, N.Y.), Mid-Distance
Purdy holds five school records at North Rockland and was the NYSPHSAA and Federation 1,000 meter champion, ranking third all-time in New York, top 25 in the nation and second in the U.S. in 2014 in the event. He qualified for the Milrose Games and ran at the cross country Federation Meet during his freshman and senior years. Purdy was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished second at the NYSPHSAA and was named a Journal News Scholar-Athlete and Athlete of the Year. Purdy earned varsity letters in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, helping lead North Rockland to fifth in the state in cross country and league, county and sectional championships in indoor and outdoor track, the Triple-Triple Crown, in 2013 and 2014.
Alaeldin Tirba – Turpin High School (Cincinnati, Ohio), Mid-Distance
Tirba was a state qualifier in cross country and track and broke four school records at Turpin. He was a two-time ECC Runner of the Year and scored the most varsity points for the team during his sophomore cross country season. Tirba was a member of the 4x800 and distance medley relay teams that hold school records and competed at regionals twice during the track season and once during cross country. He earned four varsity letters in track and three in cross country during his high school career.