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Abbabiya Simbassa
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Asela, Ethiopia
Other College: Iowa Central CC
Other College Coach: Dee Brown
• 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (10,000-Meter Run, 5,000-Meter Run)
• 2014 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (5,000-Meter Run, 3,000-Meter Run)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
Mile: 4:06.36, 2014
3,000-Meter Run: 8:04.44, 2015
5,000-Meter Run: 14:07.28, 2014

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
1,500-Meter Run: 3:46.89, 2015
5,000-Meter Run: 14:07.28, 2014
10,000-Meter Run: 29:28.20, 2015

2015
(Outdoor)
 Qualified for NCAA West prelims in the 10,000-meter run and finished with a time of 31:31.22... Placed fifth in the 10,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 29:55.75... Finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 14:41.63... Placed 33rd in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 29:28.20... Finished eighth in the 1,500-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 3:46.89. (Indoor) Finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 14:32.76... Finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 8:09.28... Came in 19th in the 5,000-meter run at the Husky Classic with a time of 14:01.87... Finished seventh with a new personal best of 8:04.44 in the 3,000-meter run at the Razorback Invitational... Finished fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:11.78 at the Texas A&M Quadrangular.

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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