Ryan Abele
Ryan Abele
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Colusa, CA
High School: Colusa
Position: Sprints
Major: Economics
College: Pomona

At Pomona-Pitzer: Enters his junior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team, where he competes in the sprints...Also plays for the football team in the fall, where he has played running back, wide receiver, kick returner and defensive back.

2016: SCIAC All-Academic team.

2015: Finished in 17th place at the SCIAC Championships in the 100 meters with an 11.36...Had a personal best of 11.24 in his first season...Added a 12th place finish (out of 37) in the 200 with a personal best time of 22.71, breaking his old mark by .28.

High School: Attended Colusa High School, where he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams…Three-year varsity captain of the football team, and a two-time all-league selection…Two-time section championship qualifier in track and field…Academic honors include the President’s Award for academic excellence, Principal’s scholar, honor roll, United States Air Force math and science award, United States Marine Corps scholastic excellence distinction and boys state representative distinction.

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where he majors in economics and minors in environmental policy…Has a younger sister…Father J.R. was a running back for the Cal Poly Mustangs…Cousin Andrew Jackson has played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills after a collegiate career at Fresno State…Cousin Whitney Cohen played midfield on the soccer team at Santa Clara…Grandfather Chuck Wilson played football at UC Davis and grandmother Margaret Abele played field hockey at Oregon…Hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, exercise and reading…Andrew Luck and Lamichael James, and Mollie Townzen (forward for THE Colusa Redhawks) are his favorite athletes…Lists The Last Lion and The Last of the Mohicans as his favorite books and Forrest Gump and This Is The End as his favorite movies…Sir Winston Churchill is the public figure he most admires…Plans to attend law school after graduation.