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Elkanah Kibet
Elkanah Kibet

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iten, Kenya

Last College:
Rend Lake C.C.

Experience:
1L

Junior College Transfer Finds Success in First Division I Outing

Awards and Honors
2008 Cross Country All-American
2008 All-South Region
2008 SEC Cross Country First-Team

2008 (Junior):
Earned All-American honors at 10K NCAA Cross Country Championships by placing 23rd (29:59.5) 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.

Before 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.