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Elkanah Kibet
Elkanah Kibet

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iten, Kenya

Last College:
Rend Lake

Event:
Distance

2009 NCAA Indoor All-American (5,000m)
2008 NCAA All-American (XC)

2009 Outdoor: Had an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 28:26.96 in the 10,000 meters while finishing sixth at the Stanford Invitational, but was unable to compete at the NCAA meet ... His time ranks second in school history ... Regionally qualified in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon Relays, placing fifth in 13:52.70, which ranks seventh in Auburn history.

2009 Indoor: Earned All-American honors in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships, finishing seventh with a time of 13:55.25 ... Qualified in the 5,000 meters by placing third at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:49.44 that ranks second in school history ... First qualified in the 5,000m at the Tyson Invitational, finishing sixth in the Invitational race with a provisional qualifying time of 13:53.05 ... Ran the anchor leg to help the Distance Medley Relay team set a new school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational March 6 with an automatic qualifying time of 9:33.32 ... In his first race of the season, finished second in the 3000m at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 8:01.47 ... Improved to 8:00.97 while finishing second at the Tyson Invitational ... Improved again to 7:59.97 while placing fifth at the SEC Indoor Championships.

2008 Cross Country: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships by placing 23rd (29:59.5) on the 10K course, and helped the Auburn men finish fifth as a team ... Finished as 10K NCAA South Regional runner-up (30:47.08) behind teammate Felix Kiboiywo ... Placed third at SEC Championship, clocking a season-best 8K time of 23:20.35 to land a spot on the league's first team ... Began Auburn career by winning three races in a row: Powerade Invitational (5K), Roy Griak (8K) and the Tiger Invitational (8K) ... Earned SEC Male Athlete of the Week honors following Powerade Invitational.

Prior to Auburn: 2008 NJCAA outdoor track and field 10,000m champion and also took third in the 5,000m at Rend Lake Community College ... Captured the indoor 5,000m title and finished as the 3,000m and mile runner-up ... team won national indoor team title ... Finished fifth at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships.

Personal: Born on Feb. 6, 1986 ... Son of Thomas Kibet and Josphine Chemase ... Majoring in accouting and finance.