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2013 Men's Cross Country Roster

Robinson Simatei

Class: JR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160 pounds
Previous School: Yemit HS/Texas Tech
Hometown: Iten, Kenya

Competed in three of six events for MT in 2013 … Best finish was at the PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 6), placing 11th with a time of 16:30.26 ... Finished the Belmont Invitational (Aug. 30) 54th with a time of 17:05.00 ... Completed the 8K Commodore Classic (Sept. 14) in a time of 27:11.27 for 105th.

Made great strides for Middle Tennessee with four finishes in the top ten ... Tied for second twice, at PowerAde Invitational with a time of 15:48.58 and at the FrontRunner Invitational with a time of 15:27.39 ... Finished third at Sun Belt Championships with a time of 25:13.90 ... Added sixth place finish at Greater Louisville Classic posting a time of 25:07.51.

Collected three top-five finishes and a total of four top-10 finishes in 2011 ... Led the Blue Raiders at the Belmont Opener, finishing third with a 5k time of 15:34.46 ... Followed with a fourth-place finish at the PowerAde Invitational while running a 5k 15:20 ... Posted best 5k time at the Front Runner Invitational, clocking a 15:19 to finish fourth ... Notched a 14th-place finish at the 8k Commodore Classic while running a 25:36.20 ... Best 8k time came while running a 24:38.08 and placing 28th at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Placed sixth at the Sun Belt Championships with an 8k time of 25:03.70 ... Closed season at the NCAA South Regionals with a 10k time of 32:14.00 to finish 30th.

High School/Previous College: Competed in track & field, cross country, soccer, volleyball, badminton and handball while in high school ... Captain of the volleyball and badminton teams ... Set records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and 1500 meters ... Ran one season of track & field at Texas Tech.

Personal: Robinson Albert Simatei ... Son of Samuel and Ann Simatei ... Born May 5, 1987 ... Has one brother (Many) ... Majoring in allied health sciences.