Abel Tecle
Abel Tecle

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Cary HS


2013: Named the team's rookie of the year ...Competed at five meets during his freshman campaign ... 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.

Prep/Personal:
2013 4A Indoor State finalist after finishing eighth in the 1,600-meter run...Was a 4A Indoor State Qualifier in the 3,200-meter run...Was a State Cross Country Championship Qualifier in his senior year in cross country...Placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run at the 2012 4A State Finals...Born Dec. 24 to Azeib Ogbaghebril and Mebrahtu Tecle...Has two siblings, Robel and Milena Tecle.

Tecle's Personal Bests:
• 800-meter run - 1:58.00
• 1,600-meter run - 4:25.51
• Mile run - 4:27.97
• 3,000-meter run - 9:08.00
• 3,200-meter run - 9:29.14
• 5,000-meter run - 15:57.00

Kraft on Tecle:
"Abel has run for a great coach on a really competitive team the last four years. He understands hard work and knows what it takes to compete at this level. Abel has been on some elite 4x800m relays, so I know he has good speed, but I see his best potential in the longer distances where he can take full advantage of his long, fluid stride."