Gophers' Abda Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week
Harun Abda
 
Harun Abda

April 3, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Harun Abda has been named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after posting the nation’s fastest time in the 800 meters over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational.

The Minnesota All-American picked up one of two titles for the No. 19 Gophers in Palo Alto in his outdoor 800 meters debut this season with a winning time of 1:48.62. The senior was also part of Minnesota’s 4x400 squad (along with Jacob Capek, Goaner Deng and Cameron Boy) that finished second at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:09.12. The mark stands as the top time in the Big Ten this season and the 20th best 4x400 in the nation.

This week’s honor marks Abda’s first career outdoor Big Ten honor while it is the second-consecutive accolade for Minnesota. The Maroon and Gold swept the Big Ten awards last week with Alex Brend (track) and Quentin Mege (field) earning honors from the conference.

The Gophers return to action this weekend at the Hamline Invitational.

###


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Wieland Named First Team Academic All-American

6/24/2016

Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.

Rousemiller, Tharaldsen Set for USATF Junior Meet

6/22/2016

The 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships will run June 24-26 at Buchanan High School's Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

Minnesota Finishes 18th in USTFCCCA Rankings

6/15/2016

Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics