AS A JUNIOR:Finished in third place in 19:22 at the Valparaiso Crusader Opener ... focused on distance ... lone indoor performance came in the 5,000 in 15:24.61 ... opened the outdoor season at the Purdue Invitational in the 5,000 clocking in at 5:13.83 ... concluded his outdoor season at the Gina Relays running the 5,000 in 15:17.55.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished fifth in the 5,000 at the Dave Rankin Invitational in 15:12.62.
AS A FRESHMAN:Opened the season in the 5,000 and raced to a 15:28.54 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... ran the 1,600 in 4:26.71 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... competed in the 3,000, finishing in 8:47.42 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the 5,000 in 15:24.89 at the Meyo Invitational ... finished the 5,000 in 15:15.62 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... rounded out his first campaign by stopping the clock in 15:16.85 in the 5,000 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Georgetown Prep (Md.) ... also lettered twice in swimming ... cross country team captain as a senior in high school ... named to the Interstate Athletic all-conference team six times between cross country and track ... all-state runner in cross country as a senior ... has two brothers and a sister ... born October 25, 1988 ... son of Moira and Joseph Abernethy ... accounting major in the Mendoza College of Business.