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2013-2014 Men's Track Roster

Silas Taiget

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

Competed in the mile and the 3,000-meter …. Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter at the Christmas Invitational Dec. 7 with a time of 8:46.28 … Fastest time of the season in the 3,000m came at the Auburn Invitational Jan. 18 (8:42.74) … Finished 18th in the mile at the Vanderbilt Invitational Jan. 25 with a time of 4:24.28.

Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter … Won the 5,000 at the Coach “O” Invitational (15:56.47) … Notched a season-best 15:11.80 in the 5K at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships for 12th … Finished ninth in the 10,000 at the C-USA Championships with a time of 32:09.70.

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.

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.

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.