Senior Red Raider Kennedy Kithuka claims Tech's first individual title of Big 12 Championships
Texas Tech hosts Big 12 Championships for second time in five seasons
Senior Red Raider Kennedy Kithuka runs a 27:41.73 at Payton Jordan Invitational
2006 OUTDOOR: Redshirted the season.
2006 INDOOR: National qualifier in the 3000M and two-time all conference ... at the Tyson Invite, clocked a NCAA automatic mark of 7:54.92 in the 3000M, setting a new school record and a new personal record ... at the Big 12 Championships, placed second in the 3000M with a time of 8:05.76 ... ran a new personal best in the mile with a 4:07.05, placing fifth ... was a member of the DMR that clocked a time of 10:15.53.
2005 OUTDOOR: Collected all-region honors with a fifth-place finish in the 5000M with a time of 14:08.03 ... advanced to compete at the NCAA Championships ... earned all-conference honors in the 5000M and 10000M with fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively ... in the 5000M at the Big 12 Championships, ran 14:18.62, and set a personal best of 29:39.30 in the 10000M ... placed first in the 1500M at the UTEP Invitational in a personal-best 3:46.15, which was a regional qualifying time ... ran another regional qualifying time of 3:48.00 in a second-place finish in the collegiate division of the 1500M at the Texas Relays ... was first in the collegiate division of the 5000M at the Mt. SAC Relays in a regional-qualifying and personal-best time of 13:54.90 ... member of the 4xMile relay team that finished second at the Drake Relays in a time of 16:43.74.
2005 INDOOR: In the mile, clocked a 4:13.96 in his only appearance during the season at the Wes Kittley Classic ... in the 3000M, ran a 8:17.12 at the Tyson Invite ... earned all-conference honors in the 5000M with his fourth-place finish and provisional qualifying time of 14:08.36 at the Big 12 Championships.
BEFORE TECH: Attended Tambach Teachers Training College and Tenges high school ... participated in track ... has personal bests of 1:50 in the 800M, 3:45 in the 1500M and 14:20 in the 5000M.
PERSONAL: Born 2-14-83 to parents James and Rodah Chelimo ... has brothers, Kiprop, Amos and Daniel ... enjoys watching movies and traveling ... majoring in human development and family studies.