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2008-2009 Men's Track Roster


Julius Kirui

Class: JR
Position: Distance
Height: 5-9
Weight: 140 pounds
Previous School: Kapsabet Boys HS
Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya

2008-09
XC:
Finished in the top 35 six of eight races ... Started the season finishing fifth at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 18:02 and 32nd at the Belmont Opener coming in 16:31.02 ... Finished 27th at the Memphis Twilight Classic (8K) in 26:38.37 and 13th at the WKU Old Timer's Classic (5M) in 27:38.30 ... Went 73rd at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in 25:25.92 and 14th at the UTC Invitational (5K) 16:02 ... Came in eleventh at the Sun Belt Championship (8K) in a time of 26:08.52.
Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors as a member of the third place DMR team at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 10:18.31...Set a personal best of 15:15.85 in the 5000 meters at the SBC Championships finishing seventh also placed 13th in the mile in time of 4:27.97...Placed sixth in the 3000 meters in 9:06.1 at the MT Valentine Invitational...Placed ninth in 4:32.87 in the mile run at the MT Christmas Invitational...Ran ninth in the 3000 in 9:06.21 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ...Finished 14th in the mile in 4:25.07 at the Kentucky Invitational...Finished 38th at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the 3000 in 8:59.48.
Outdoor: Set lifetime bests of 9:27.92 and 15:12.28 in the 3000 meter steeplechase and 5000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships finishing seventh and 12th...Placed third in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:36.87 and sixth in the 5000 meters in 15:14.93 at the War Eagle Invitational...Came in sixth in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Tiger Track Classic in 9:38.82...Finished sixth with the 4x1500 meter relay team at the Sea Rays Relays in a time of 16:23.43 and placed 18th in the 5000 meters in 15:35.1.

2007-08
XC:
Placed in Top 30 in five of the six events, including three races in the Top 15 ... Finished 16th at Belmont Opener in 15:52.16 (5K) and 27th at UTC Powerade Invitational in 16:18 (5K) ... Posted 18th-place showing at Old Timers Classic in 26:25.27 (5 miles) and was 85th at Louisville Classic in 25:42.19 (8K) ... Finished seventh at FrontRunner Invitational in 16:02 (5K) and 14th at Sun Belt Championships in 26:18.10 (14).
Indoor: Placed second in mile run in 4:22.16 and third in 3000-meters in 8:45.79 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 15th in mile in 4:32.50 at Kentucky Invitational and seventh in 4:29.81 at Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed fifth in 3000 in 8:59.65 and seventh in mile in 4:27.58 at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 21st in 3000 in personal-best 8:40.70 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed 12th in 800-meters in 2:00.08 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished sixth in 3000 in 8:41.61 and sixth in 5000-meters in personal-best 15:15.82 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Earned All-Sun Belt honors in 3000-meter steeplechase, placing third at SBC Championships ... Placed fourth in 5000-meters in 16:09.43 at Clemson Relays and fourth in 3000-meters in 9:05.72 at Boston-Moon Classic ... Set personal-best in steeplechase, finishing ninth in 9:47.60 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed fourth in 3000 in 8:49.36 at Coach O Invitational ... Finished third in steeplechase in 9:48.24 and fifth in 5000 in 15:24.72 at Sun Belt Championships.

2006-07
Indoor:
Participated in just two events after arriving on campus for the spring semester ... Finished 10th in 3000-meters in 9:01.34 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished sixth in 3000 in 8:52.48 and sixth in 5000-meters in 15:30.66 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed seventh in steeplechase in 10:09.22 and member of sixth-place distance medley relay (10:45.01) at Alabama Relays ... Finished 17th in 5000-meters in 15:50.05 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Came in 19th in 1500-meters in 4:40.73 and member of eighth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:37.38) at Tiger Track Classic ... Placed 21st in 5000 in 15:15.45 at Vanderbilt Invitational and set personal-best in steeplechase, finishing sixth in 9:46.02 at Stan Lyons Invitational ... Placed eighth in steeplechase in 9:47.42 and 11th in 5000 in 15:45.98 at Sun Belt Championships.

High School: Attended Kapsabet Boys HS, the same secondary school as former Blue Raider Geoffrey Lagat ... Posted times of 15:02 in 5000-meters, 4:18 in 1500-meters, 2:03 in 800-meters, and 52.96 in 400-meters.

Personal: Julius Kipngetich Kirui ... Son of Philiph K. Langat and Hellen C. Keino ... Born January 17, 1984.