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2013 Men's Cross Country Roster

Silas Taiget

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

Consistently was the third runner for MT in 2013, placing third in five of six races ... Best finish - 4th - of 2013 came at the Front Runner Invitational (Oct. 19), being the third runner of a 2-3-4 finish, running the course in 15:10.94, his best 5K time of 2013 … Placed sixth at the PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 6) with a time of 15:58.02 ... Finished 21st at the Commodore Classic (Sept. 14) with a time of 25:36.11 ... Completed the 5K Belmont Invitational (Aug. 30) in 16:32.81 for 25th … At the C-USA Championship (Nov. 2), finished 28th with a time of 26:23.16 … Lowest place of 2013 came at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 5), placing 44th with a time of 25:46.72.

Season best performance came at the PowerAde Invitational, where he finished fifth in 16:11.12 … Competed in every race for the Blue Raiders, and was 18th (16:16.13) at the FrontRunner Invitational … Took 33rd in the Sun Belt Championships, finishing the 8K course in 26:46.20.

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.

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.