Graduates receive student-athlete stoles at Friday’s GTAA graduation brunch
Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
Senior Nahom Solomon has career-, program-best performance en route to 22nd finish
Senior Yellow Jacket helped lead team to Jacksonville State Open title
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
2016 Cross Country:
Raced in five meets … Finished first in the head-to-head meet with Kennesaw State with an 8k time of 25:12.5 … Recorded career bests in the 8k at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:15.3 and in the 10k at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 31:35.4 … Also raced at the Roy Griak Invitational and at the Crimson Classic … Led the Yellow Jackets in every meet he competed in.
Indoor: Finished third in the 5000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 14:42.22 … Finished 22nd in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 8:17.50. Outdoor: Finished third in the 5000m at the Tiger Track Classic with a personal-best time of 14:30.51 … Finished seventh in the 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 3:54.17 … Finished 32nd in the 5000m at the Penn Relays with a time of 14:32.94 … Finished 20th in the 10k at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 31:41.42.
2015 Cross Country:
Earned All-ACC Academic honors for the 2015 season … Finished 14th in the 5k event at the JSU/Struts Invitational with a time of 15:29.0 … Finished 23rd at the Commodore Classic with an 8k time of 25:24.5 … Recorded a personal-best time of 24:43.1 in the 8k at the Pre-Nationals Invitational … Finished 44th at the ACC Championships with an 8k time of 24:53.8 … Finished 48th at the NCAA South Regional with a 9.725k time of 32:16.55.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Ran part of the 4x400-meter relay that placed fifth (3:29.41) at the Yellow Jacket Invite … Ran a season-best 5,000 meters (14:40.11) at the Florida Relays.
2014 Cross Country:
Competed in five races ... Placed 24th out of 160 runners in the Upstate Invitational with a time of 25:46 ... Recorded a career-best 8K time of 24:48 and finished second for Georgia Tech at the ACC Championships ... Finished fourth for Georgia Tech at the NCAA South Regional with a career-best 10K time of 31:45.
Lettered four seasons in both track and cross country under head coach Rob Blaszkiewicz at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga. ... Was a team captain for three years ... Region 8 6A cross country individual champion in 2013 ... Led team to GHSA 6A state championship in 2013 ... Salutatorian of graduating class, member of Beta Club and is an AP Scholar with distinction.
Full name is Nahom Samuel Solomon ... Son of Samuel Gebreyesus and Letensie Tesfamicael ... Born Sept. 27, 1995 in Decatur, Ga. ... Brother to Noah, Nardos and Nathan ...Chose Georgia Tech because of the academic excellence, ability to compete on the track/cross country teams and Georgia Tech offered his major ... Majoring in computer engineering.