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Ben Cheruiyot
Ben Cheruiyot

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

Last College:
Rend Lake JC

Event:
Distance

2009 NCAA All-American (XC)
2009 First Team All-SEC (XC)

2009 Cross Country: Earned his first NCAA All-American honor after placing 15th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 29:51.4 on the 10K course, helping lead Auburn to a 25th-place team finish ... Was Auburn's top runner at four of seven meets, and finished in the top 10 overall at all seven meets ... Finished third overall at the NCAA South Regional with a time of 30:00.54 ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors by placing fifth at the SEC Championships with a time of 24:52.54 (8k) ... Was the individual champion at the Troy Trojan Invitational in 15:24.29 (5k) ... Was second overall at the Crimson Classic with a time of 24:29.50 ... Seventh at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (24:05.04) and 10th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:03.5).

2009 Outdoor: Competed at three meets, including the SEC Championships, where he placed 10th in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:19.36... Won the 3,000 meters at the Coach O Invitational with a time of 8:32.46 ... Placed second at Florida State in the 5,000m with a time of 14:44.80.

Prior to Auburn: Won the 2007 NJCAA national championship for cross country, posting a time of 23:29 on the five-mile course while leading his team to a fifth-place finish ... Finished second in the 5000 meters (14:39.19) and ran on the winning distance medley relay team at the 2008 NJCAA Indoor Championships while Rend Lake won the team title ... Named to the 2007 NJCAA Academic All-American team

Personal: Born May 10, 1987 ... Majoring in philosophy.

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