AS A JUNIOR: 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.
ABERNETHY[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|5,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational)||15:24.61|
ABERNETHY[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|5,000m (Border Battle)||15:02.78|