Abebe & Kubat Take Home NEAC Cross Country Runners of the Week

Lancaster Bible's Abenezer Abebe & SUNY Cobleskill's Ashley Kubat
Lancaster Bible's Abenezer Abebe & SUNY Cobleskill's Ashley Kubat

LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Lancaster Bible College’s Abenezer Abebe and SUNY Cobleskill’s Ashley Kubat as NEAC cross country Runners of the Week.

Abenezer Abebe (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) won his second straight race and earns his second Men’s Runner of the Week honor of the season. The sophomore crossed the finish line in 26:03, 16 seconds in front of second place, over the 8k course at the Charger Invitational. Abebe aided the Chargers as the team finished second among seven teams.

Ashley Kubat (Sloansville, N.Y.) wins her third Women’s Runner of the Week in a row. The sophomore was the Fighting Tigers’ top finisher in 26th overall in the 160-runner field by covering the 6k course in 25:46.8. Kubat helped the Fighting Tigers to a seventh-place finish in a field of 21 at the Fred Pavlich Invitational hosted by Bard College on Saturday.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.