Abel Tecle
Abel  Tecle


Cary, N.C.

High School:


2015-16 Cross Country: After missing the first event of the season, ran in the final five … Ran unattached at the ECU Pirate Invitational and finished the 5K race in a time of 17:08.25 … Took 58th at the AAC Championship in an 8K time of 26:16.46 … Posted a 10K time of 34:28.90 at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2014-15 Track and Field: Competed in the 800m, mile, 3,000m and distance medley relay events during the indoor season … Personal-best 3,000m time of 8:41.65 set at the AAC Indoor Championships is the 10th-fastest in program history … Helped the Pirates place third at the conference meet in the distance medley relay … Placed fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Bill Carson Invitational, crossing the finish line in 11:19.82.

2014-15 Cross Country: Competed in four events … Finished 24th at the Wolfpack Invitational with a 5K time of 15:40.5 … Took 40th at the American Athletic Conference Championship with an 8K time of 26:48.

2013-14 Track and Field: Competed in the mile and 3,000m events during the indoor season.

2013-14 Cross Country: Named East Carolina’s rookie of the year ... Competed at five meets ... Debuted with a time of 27:21.77 and a 23rd-place finish in the 8K race at the Covered Bridge Invitational ... Notched a ninth-place showing in the 5K at the Pirate Invitational ... Placed 88th overall in 28:48.48 in the 8K at the C-USA Championship.

High School: Competed in both cross country and track and field ...2013 4A Indoor State finalist after finishing eighth in the 1,600-meter run ... 4A Indoor State qualifier in the 3,200-meter run ... Qualified for the cross country state meet as a senior ... Placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run at the 2012 North Carolina 4A State Finals.

Personal: Born Dec. 24, 1994 in Arlington, Va. ...Son of Azeib Ogbaghebril and Mebrahtu Tecle ... Has two younger siblings Robel and Milena.