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Abbabiya Simbassa
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Asela, Ethiopia
Other College: Iowa Central CC
Other College Coach: Dee Brown

• 2014 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (5,000-Meter Run, 3,000-Meter Run)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
Mile: 4:06.36, 2014
3000-Meter Run: 8:11.31, 2014
5000-Meter Run: 14:07.28, 2014

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
1500-Meter Run: 3:48.06, 2014
5000-Meter Run: 14:07.28, 2014

2014
(Outdoor)
 Finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a time of 14:12.88... Won the 1500-meter run at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 3:57.15... Placed sixth in the 1500-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 3:48.06. (Indoor) Finished third in the mile run with a time of 8:11.31 and third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:14.06 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships... Won the mile run at the Texas A&M Invitational after crossing the finish line in 4:06.38... Finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 14:07.28, placing him sixth all-time in program history... Competing in his first individual event on the track for the Sooners, finished ninth in the 3,000-meter run invitational at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 8:12.66.

At Iowa Central CC
Named NJCAA All-American... Two-time half-marathon All-American... Led team to two half-marathon championships... Led team to two indoor track and field championships... Named cross country team captain.

High School
All-state cross country... Named to Elite All-State by Iowa Association of Track Coaches.

Personal
Son of Berissa and Zayituna Simbassa... Has two siblings: Sabona and Naole... Goes by Biya.

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