Awards and Honors
2008 Cross Country All-American
2007, 08 NCAA South Region Athlete of the Year
2007, 08 NCAA South Regional Cross Country Champion
2007, 08 All-South Region
2007, 08 SEC Cross Country First-Team
2008 SEC 1500m Outdoor Champion
Earned All-American honors at 10K NCAA Cross Country Championships by placing 28th in a career-best time of 30:04.70 and helped the Auburn men finish fifth as a team ... Won second-straight NCAA South Regional title, finishing the 10K course in 30:45.91 and was named NCAA South Regional Male Athlete of the Year ... Placed fourth at SEC Championship (8K) to earn his second league first-team honor ... Finished as runner-up at Pre-Nationals (8K) and Tiger Invitational (8K) behind teammate Elkanah Kibet ... Opened season placing second at Roy Griak and was named SEC Male Athlete of the Week after his performance.
NCAA South Region Athlete of the Year ... Won 10K NCAA South Regional in 30:05.48 ... First Tiger to win a regional title ... Finished 112th (31:12.3) at 10K NCAA Championships ... Auburn's top finisher at every meet ... Placed sixth at the 8K SEC Championship (24:14.68) ... Took first at the 5K UT-Chattanooga Invitational.
Born April 17, 1987 ... Son of Josua Chepyego and Jane Talam ... Majoring in laboratory technology.