2006 Indoor: Ran the 3000m at three meets for the Jayhawks...Finished eighth at Big 12 Championships in 8:08.81...RecordedNCAA provisional qualifying times at ISU Classic (7:58.05) and Husker Invitational (8:00.83).
2005 Cross Country: Won the Big 12 Championship for the second year in a row (23:45) ... Garnered all-conference and all-region honors ... Was the team's top finisher in four of the five races in which he competed ... Helped the team to a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships, the Jayhawks' best result at nationals since 1989 ... Finished second overall at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:05), losing only to the two-time national champion ... Ran a 24:05.2 at Pre-Nationals, good for 14th overall ... Finished 11th at NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in a time of 31:26.
2005 Outdoor: Finished second in the 5000m (13:53.01) and third in the 10,000m (29:33.74) at the Big 12 Championship ... Ran a 13:59.69 at the Midwest Regionals, good for second place ... Won the 5000m at the Penn Relays in a time of 13:57.42, good enough for fourth in the KU record books ... A member of the winning team in the distance medley relay at the Texas Relays (9:40.95) ... Won the mile in his section at the Kansas Relays in a time of 4:05.63 at his first meet of the season.
2005 Indoor: Broke a 37-year old record, previously held by KU legend Jim Ryun, after running a 7:59.46 in the 3000m at the Tyson Invitational ... Broke his own record in the 3000m two weeks later at the Alex Wilson Invitational (7:57.86) ... Finished first in the 3000m at the Husker Invitational in a time of 3:05.28 ... Had an eighth place finish at the Big 12 Championship in the 3000m (8:13.86) ... Was a member of the distance medley team that finished fourth at the Big 12 Championship (9:51.9).
2004 Cross Country: Earned All-American status after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships in a time of 30:59.4 ... Was the Big 12 Champion in a time of 24:08 ... Placed third at the Pre-Nationals ... Finished sixth at NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10k time of 30:30.74.
2004 Outdoor: Was the winner of the 1500m at the ESU Spring Twilight (1:59.23) ... Placed 25th at the Stanford Invitational in the 5000m with a regional qualifying mark of 14:07.55.
2004 Indoor: Finished fourth at the Big 12 Championship in the 3000m (8:14.92) and seventh in the 5,000m (14:26.12) ... Placed second in the 3000m at the Husker Invitational (8:11.13) ... Had his best 3000m time of the season with a fifth place finish at the Iowa State Invitational (8:06.56).
2003 Cross Country: Finished second overall at the Midwest Regional Championships with a 10k time of 30:41 ... Finished 48th with a time of 30:22.07 at the Division I NCAA Championships ... An All-Big 12 Cross Country team selection ... Earned Big 12 Men's Runner of the Week honors after a second-place performance at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree.
2003 Outdoor: Won the Big 12 Championship in the 10000m run with a time of 31:05.09 ... Took fourth place finishes in the 5000m run at the Drake Relays (14:21.28) and Texas Relays (14:40.33) ... Finished 11th at the Midwest Regional Championships with a 5000m time of 14:59.57.
2003 Indoor: Competed in four meets ... Won the individual championship in the 3000m run at the Illini Classic with a season-best time of 8:13.63 ... Placed 13th in the 3000m run at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 8:24.68 ... Recorded an eighth place finish in the 5000m run at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 14:45.72.
High School: Placed third in the 8k at the 1998 District Championship ... Finished second in the 5000m at the 1999 Provincial Championships ... Placed first in the 1500m in 2000 at the Interhouse Championships, good for a school record.
Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1982, in Eldama Ravine, Kenya ... Parents are Susan and Kipsang Cheptallam ... Uncle of teammate Victor Chesang ... Majoring in biochemistry.