2023 — Indoor – ran season-best 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:31.91)… ran mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:13.56) and Jimmy Grant Invite (4:20.81), while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran collegiate bests in 1,500 meters at Bryan Clay Invite (3:56.83) and 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invite (9:05.81)… ran lead leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay that clocked a 17:11.68 at Drake Relays… that time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… letterwinner.
2022 — Indoor – ran season bests in mile at Alex Wilson Invite (4:16.68) and 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (8:30.62)… ran 3,000 meters at ISU Classic (8:26.79), while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran season-best 3,000-meter steeplechase at Mt. SAC Relays (9:16.67)… Cross Country – ran collegiate bests in 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (19:02.8), 8,000 meters at Gans Creek Classic (24:59.0), and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (31:55.9)… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2021 — Cross Country – posted season bests in 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (19:59.9) and 8,000 meters at Dirksen-Greeno Invite (26:58.6)… letterwinner.
High School — conference cross country champion senior year, earning all-conference honors as a junior… two-time cross country all-district and academic all-conference honoree… two-time district champion in track, earning all-state and all-conference honors as a senior… coached by Matthew Jaschen.
Personal — born August 21, 2003… parents are Kuar Yual and Ninday Deng… siblings are Waleed, Zahara, and Mohamed… Waleed runs cross country and track at Luther College… business major.