Irene Kimaiyo
Irene Kimaiyo


Nairobi, Kenya

High School:
Loreto Limuru

Volunteer Assistant Coach


2007 OUTDOOR: Named All-American and All-Big 12 in the 5000M ... ran a personal best and a regional qualifying time in the 1500M with a time of 4:23.22 at the Midwest Regional ... clocked a 9:41.05 in the 3000M, a personal best, at the Jim Click Shootout ... clocked a personal record and NCAA regional qualifying time in the 5000M with a 15:58.41 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... placed eighth at the NCAA Championships earning her All-American honors in the 5000M with a time of 16:03.32 ... member of the DMR team that placed first at the Texas Relays running a time of 11:39.42

2007 INDOOR: Participated in four events, setting three personal bests ... earned all-conference honors in the 3000M and was the 5K Big 12 Champions ... ran the mile at the Texas Tech Invitational running a 4:49.78, placing second and a personal best ... set a school record, which was the second fastest time in school history, and a personal best in the 3000M with a time of 9:12.75 at the University of Washington Indoor meet ... At the Big 12 Championships placed second in the 3000M with a NCAA provisional time of 9:18.21 and won the 5K with a time of 16:23.09, a personal best and NCAA provisional time ... placed 16th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 9::30.70.

2006 OUTDOOR: Ran in five events on the season...received All-Conference honors in the 5000M and 10K at the Big 12 Championships with a 16:38.95, placing fourth...qualified for the 5000M finals at NCAA Nationals, finishing 16th with a time of 16:48.16... took second at Regional meet in the 5000M with a time of 16:51.58... clocked personal best times in three events, a 4:29.70 in the 1500M, a NCAA regional qualifying time of 16:19.58 in the 5000M at Mt. SAC, and a 35:04.07 in the 10KM, placing fifth at the Big 12 Championships...placed second at the Wes Kittley Open in the 3000M with a 9:56.52...participated in the DMR at the Texas Relays with a team time of 11:56.08, placing seventh.

2006 INDOOR: Ran personal-best times in three events, a 5:04.83 in the mile at the Wes Kittley 6Way, a 9:31.08 at the Big 12 Championships in the 3000M and a NCAA provisional time of 16:36.75 in the 5000M at the Tyson Invite ... also ran in the DMR at the Wes Kittley Invite with a team time of 12:30.06.

2005 OUTDOOR: Earned two regional qualifying times in the 5000M ... ran a personal-best 16:43.26 in the 5000M at the Drake Relays ... posted a first-place time of 16:47.01 in the 5000M at the Mt. SAC Relays ... competed at the Midwest Regional, running 17:16.37 ... ran a personal-best 10:24.95 in the 3000M at the Wes Kittley Open.

2004 INDOOR: Made one appearance in the mile on the season with an 11th-place finish in a time of 5:40.20.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2002 graduate of Loreto high school in Limuru, Kenya ... was voted Best Sportslady from 1998-2001 ... has personal bests of 16:14 in the 5000M and 9:38 in the 3000M .... personal best in the 800M was 2:15 ... member of the field hockey team who went to Provinicals, finishing in third ... involved in the Environmental Club.

PERSONAL: Born 1-25-83 in Kenya ... daughter of Haron and Rachel Cheboi ... has seven siblings: Kimeli, Lillian, Norah, Kemboi, Paul, Priscah and Yvonne ... majoring in biology and pre-pharmacy.


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