Harun Abda
Harun Abda

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fridley, Minn.

High School:
Fridley HS

Position:
Mid-Distance


06/10/2015

Ferretti, Deng Notch All-America Performances

The Gophers have now boasted an All-American for five-straight years at the NCAA outdoor meet.

06/08/2015

Four Gophers Bound for NCAA Championships

Goaner Deng (800 meters), Luke Johnson (shot put), Gian Ferretti (hammer throw) and Luca Wieland (decathlon) will represent the Maroon & Gold at the national championship meet.

06/27/2014

Gophers Open U.S. Championships

The Gophers feature three runners at the 2014 USATF Championships in Calif.

06/24/2014

Simons, Mead, Abda Set for U.S. Championships

The trio of Gophers will compete this week at Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium.

04/25/2014

Gophers Finish Fifth in 4x800 at Drake

Minnesota closes out the Drake Relays on Saturday.

Career Highlights:
A six-time All-American, in the indoor 4x400m relay (2012), distance medley relay (2010, 2011), indoor 800 meters (2011), outdoor 800m (second team in 2011), and outdoor 4x400m relay (second team in 2011) • three-time Big Ten champion in the 600 meters • holds the school records in the indoor 600m (1:15.86) and 800m (1:46.97) • ranks fifth in 600 meters 1:17.76 • ranks second in the outdoor 800m (1:46.65) and sixth in the 400m (46.21) • ran the 800m at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

2012 Season - Indoor: Big Ten champion in the 600 meters with a school record time of 1:15.86 • set a school record while placing first in the 800m at the Bill Bergan Invite with a time of 1:46.97 • won the 600m at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 1:16.38, a University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record • won the 600 yards at the Iowa State Classic (1:07.66) • won the 1,000m at the Holiday Inn Invitational (2:26.32) • ran the second leg of the Gophers' 4x400-meter relay team that posted the fifth-best time in school history at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (3:09.52) and set the fourth-best time in school history at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3:06.87, fifth) • ran the fourth leg of the 4x400 team that won both the Holiday Inn Invitational (3:12.13) and Bill Bergan Invite (3:09.93) • team also finished third at the Iowa State Classic (3:09.00). Outdoor: NCAA Championships competitor in the 800 meters, running the second-fastest time in school history (1:46.65) • also ran the 4x400m relay at the Championships • finished fourth in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 46.21 • also ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay team that ran a time of 3:06.50, seventh-best in school history • ran the fourth leg of the 4x800 meter relay team that won the Drake Relays (7:19.02) • also ran the second leg of the distance medley relay team that won the Drake Relays and set the school record with a time of 9:36.21 • 4x400m relay team placed fourth at the Drake Relays with a time of 3:08.18 • took fourth in the 800m at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 1:47.20 • finished fifth in the 800m at the Stanford Invite (1:48.87) • ran the fourth leg of the 4x100m relay at the Stanford Invite (41.10) • ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the Mt. SAC Relays and set the 10th-fastest time in school history (3:07.55) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the NCAA 2011 Indoor Championships, and became an All-American for a third time • Big Ten Champion in the 600m for the second year in row with a career-best time of 1:17.35 • ran the second leg of the distance medley that placed third at the NCAA championships with a time of 9:29.70 for the secondyear in a row • ran the fourth leg in the 4x400-meter relay team that took first place at the Bill Bergan Invite (3:11.24) and Snowshoe Open (3:13.71) • broke the school record after winning the 800 meters (1:47.87) at the Alex Wilson Invite • ran the second leg of the Gophers distance medley relay team that broke a school record (9:29.70) at the NCAA championship • relay team also won the Big Ten championship (9:50.58) and the Alex Wilson Invite (9:31.78). Outdoor: Second Team All-American • ranked third in 2011 West Region going into the NCAA Championship with the time of 1:46.81 • ran the fourth leg in the 4x800-meter relay (7:18.51) which broke the school record and won first place at the Drake Relays • letterwinner.

2010 Season - Indoor: All-American • ran the third leg of the distance medley that placed third at the NCAA Championships with a time of 9:38.09 • Big Ten champion in the 600 meters with a season-best time of 1:17.76, a Minnesota freshman record and the fifth-fastest time in Gopher history • ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed fourth at the Big Ten meet • an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 800 meters • top 800m time was 1:49.61 at the Alex Wilson Invitational • 800m time also a Minnesota freshman record and No. 4 all-time • ran the third leg of the DMR that clocked the second-fastest time in Gopher history (9:33.86) at the Alex Wilson Inv. Outdoor: An NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the 800 meters • ran a time of 1:50.28 in prelims • placed fourth in the event at the Big Ten Championships (1:49.34) • broke the Minnesota freshman record three times during the season • clocked his best time of 1:48.62, the fifth-best time in Gopher history, at the Peyton Jordan Cardinal Invitational • won the 800m at the Jim Click Shootout • also competed at NCAA Preliminary Meet in 4x400-meter relay • anchored the relay that placed 18th with a season-best time of 3:08.59 • relay placed fourth at Conference meet • led off the 4x800-meter relay that placed second at the Drake Relays with a school-record time of 7:18.18 • varsity letterwinner.

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Fridley High School • high school coach was Jeff Bullard • won Minnesota Class AA title in the 800 meters as a senior in 2009 • runner-up in 800m and 1,600m as a junior • high school bests of 49.01 in 400m and 1:50.74 in 800m • also earned all-state honors in soccer • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:
Born Jan. 1, 1990 • undecided on a major • parents are Mako and Felema Abda • has 16 siblings • older brother Kamal plays soccer at Hamline.

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