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2012-2013 Men's Track Roster

Silas Taiget

Class: SO
Position: Distance
Height: 5-8
Weight: 125 pounds
Previous School: Kipsoen SS
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

Finished fourth and set a personal best in the mile run at the Valentine Invitational posting a 4:17.81 … Set a personal best in the 3000-meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a 8:26.57 … Set a personal best in the 5000-meters at the Sun Belt Championships posting a time of 15:04.31.< br> Outdoor: Finished third at the SBC Championships in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs, crusing to a 14:46.23 time in the 5,000 and a 31:35.84 (personal best) time in the 10,000 … Won the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Coach “O” Invitational, finishing in 3:58.63 … Finished second in the Vanderbilt Invitational’s 5,000, crossing the line in14:41.47.

Captured two top-10 finishes in 2011 ... Opened the season by placing 18th at the 5k Belmont Opener, trekking a 16:02.12 ... Placed seventh at the 5k Front Runner Invitational with a 15:48 ... Best 5k time came at same course in the PowerAde Invitational where he clocked a 15:38 while placing ninth ... Recorded a 16th-place finish at the Commodore Classic while running an 8k 25:47.40 ... Top 8k time came at the Greater Louisville Classic where he posted a 25:14.70 to finish 72nd ... Bagged a 14th-place finish at the Sun Belt Championships, crossing the finish line of the 8k course in 26:03.00 ... Capped the season by placing 37th with a 10k time of 32:30.60 at the NCAA South Regionals.

Indoor: Ran a personal-best mile run time of 4:24.70 while placing seventh at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Captured a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the MT Christmas Invitational in 8:57.60 ... Placed fourth at the Ed Temple Classic in the 3,000 meters, clocking a 9:10.22 ... Posted a personal-best 3,000-meter time of 8:50.51 at the Kentucky Invitational.

Outdoor: Did not compete due to injury.

High School: Competed in cross country while in high school.

Personal: Silas Kiprop Taiget ... Son of Francis and Jospitine Taiget ... Born Sept. 2, 1990 ... Majoring in mathematics.