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2003-2004 Men's Track Roster

Geoffrey Lagat

Class: SR
Position: Distance
Height: 6-0
Weight: 140 pounds
Previous School: Moi Forces Academy
Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya

Enters 2003 with only an outdoor season of eligibility remaining.

2003 XC: Finished second at UTC Opener and fifth at WKU Old Timers Classic before an injury sidelined him the remainder of the season.

XC: Finished in Top 20 in all four regular season meets ... Placed 20th at UTC Opener and 12th at WKU Old Timers Classic in 26:55.36 ... Came in 14th at Cardinal Classic in 25:46.00 ... Finished second at Sun Belt Championships in 26:22.63, earning All-Sun Belt honors for third straight season ... Ran second for almost entire race at NCAA South Regional before injury did not allow him to complete race.
Indoor: Posted fastest time in Sun Belt in 3000m and second fastest in 5000m for season ... Placed fourth in 3000m at Kentucky Invitational in season-best 8:31.17 and fourth in mile (4:20.50) at Blue Raider Invitational, also a season-best ... Finished fifth in mile at Blue Raider Classic and fifth in 3000m at Indiana Invitational ... Took third in 3000m and second in 5000m at Sun Belt Championships, earning All-SBC honors in both events.
Outdoor: Redshirted.

Became the first recipient of the Joe Black Hayes Scholarship, awarded in honor of the founder of the Blue Raider track program.

XC: Won Belmont Opener (8/31) in Nashville ... Finished second at 20th Annual Old Timers Classic at Western Kentucky in 25:26.47 ... Again took second at Austin Peay Invitational, finishing in 27:15.88 ... Won second consecutive Sun Belt individual title at conference championships in time of 25:14.63.
Indoor: Member of DMR at Kentucky Invitational that ran 11:23.93 ...Ran 4:20.82 to finish fifth in mile run at MT Invitational ... Finished 3000m in 8:41.42 at Indiana Relays ... Placed third in 3000m at Sun Belt Championships in 8:44.50.
Outdoor: Came in seventh in 1500m in 3:59.68 at Auburn Springtime Invitational ... Member of 4x1500m relay at Alabama Relays and finished third in 1500m at Bulldog Invitational ... Placed 13th in 1500m at Yellowjacket Invitational and 10th in 5000m at Sea Ray Relays ... Unable to run rest of season because of stress fracture.

XC: Won four-mile Austin Peay Opener in 21:26 ... Took second at Commodore Classic in 26:01.00 ... Again was second in 26:11.67 at Austin Peay Invitational ... Won the first of his two Sun Belt individual titles at conference championships, winning in 25:07.
Indoor: Finished second in 3000m at MT Christmas Invitational in 8:43.91 ... Ran 8:36.55 in 3000m at Rod McCravy Memorial, taking fourth ... Came in second in mile run at Arkansas State Invitational and MT Valentine Invitational ... Won 5000m at Indiana Invitational in 14:39.99 ... Finished third in 5000m and fourth in 3000m in 8:32.62 at Sun Belt Championships ... 3000m time was fifth best in conference for season.
Outdoor: Finished fifth in 1500m at Southern Miss Invitational and third at Bulldog Invitational ... Ran best 1500m time of season at Alabama Relays, finishing in 3:55.89 ... Took second in 3000m at Vanderbilt Invitational in 8:29.90 ... Came in third in 800m at Murray State Invitational ... Won 5000m (14:41.22) and 10000m in personal best 30:52.70 at Sun Belt Championships.

Indoor: Ran 8:54.00 in 3000m in first collegiate race at Spring Invitational ... Finished second in 8:43.0 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed second in 5000m (14:45.58) and fifth in 3000m (8:43.15) at OVC Championships.
Outdoor: Came in sixth in 5000m at Florida State Invitational ... Finished ninth in 5000m in personal best 14:33.40 at Alabama Relays (3/26) ... Took sixth in 1500m at Spec Towns Invitational ... Placed eighth in 5000m at Sea Ray Relays ... Finished second in 5000m in 14:56.50 at OVC Championships ... Took third in both 5000m (14:36.90) and 10000m (31:06.42) at Sun Belt Championships.

Geoffrey Kipchumba Lagat ... Born January 1, 1980 ... Son of Grace Jesang ... Majoring in Information Systems.