Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.
Previous School: Florida HS
2012-2013: Finished 68th overall (27:56) on an 8,000-meter course at the USF Golden Gate Invite … Placed 44th overall (28:28.30) on an 8,000-meter course at the Azalea City Classic … Finished 96th overall (28:42.80) on an 8,000-meter course at the Florida State Invitational … Placed 68th overall (30:45.90) on an 8,000-meter course at the Gulf Coast Stampede.
2011-2012: Competed in two races his freshman year ... Placed 116th overall and ninth on the team at the Florida State Invitational 8k (30:20) ... Set a personal best time in the 8k at the Gulf Coast Stampede (29:16) finishing 53rd overall and 11th on the team.
High School: Posted personal best of 16:40 at the 2009 Panhandle Cross Country championships … Served as the distance captain for track team and qualified for the state meet as member of the 4x800 team …. Has personal bests of 10:22 in the 3200 meters, and 2:05 for the 800 meters … Earned 18 varsity letters in track, cross country, soccer and swimming.
Personal: Son of AJ and Bonnie Abellera … Has two siblings, older sister, Lillian, and younger brother Richmond … Was team captain for both the soccer and swimming teams in high school … Majoring in business.