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Kennedy Kithuka
Kennedy Kithuka

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Thika, Kenya

High School:
St. Paul's

Last College:
Wayland Baptist

Height:
5-8

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
06/04/1989


Career Performance List | Cross Country Bio | Photo Gallery

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

2013 NCAA INDOOR 5,000M CHAMPION
2012 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION

ALL-AMERICA HONORS

2013 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY ALL-AMERICAN
2013 INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM - 5,0000M
2013 INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM - 3,000M
2012 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY ALL-AMERICAN

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

2013 BIG 12 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION
2013 BIG 12 CHAMPION - INDOOR 5,0000M
2013 BIG 12 CHAMPION - INDOOR 3,000M
2012 BIG 12 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2013 MOUNTAIN REGION CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION
2012 MOUNTAIN REGION CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION

MISC. HONORS

USTFCCCA NATIONAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (OCT. 21, 2013)
USTFCCCA NATIONAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (SEPT. 30, 2013)

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
NCAA Runner-Up...earned All-America honors for the second-straight season...won seven straight races, extending his career streak to 14-straight, before finishing second at the NCAA Championship meet in Terre Haute, Ind...clocked a time of 29:59.1 in the NCAA Championship...clocked a season-best 29:23.6 to win the NCAA Mountain Region meet...finished first overall at the Big 12 Championship with a season-best 8k time of 22:16.0...won the Texas Tech/N.M. State Duel with at time of 19:53.8 in the four-mile race.

2013 OUTDOOR
Did not compete.

2013 INDOOR
NCAA 5,000-meter Champion...finished first overall with a season-best and school record of 13:25.38...the time jumped him to No. 10 on the all-time collegiate top-10 list for the event...went undefeated on the season...finished ninth at the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter run...clocked a season-best and school record time of 7:50.26 in the 3,000-meter run to finish first overall at the Meyo Invitational...marked the No. 4 time nationally in the event for the 2013 season...clocked the No. 1 time nationally in the 5,000-meter for the 2013 season finishing first overall at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville with a time of 13:26.65...broke the school record and became the first athlete in Texas Tech history to run a sub-four minute mile finishing first overall at the Texas A&M Challenge with a time of 3:59.53...won six of seven races competed in for the season.

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
2012 NCAA Champion....finished first overall at the NCAA Championships meet with a course-record time of 28:31.3...2012 Mountain Region Champion...2012 Big 12 Champion...became the first male NCAA Cross Country Champion in school history...became the first male Big 12 Cross Country Champion in school history...went undefeated in seven meets.

WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Trained under head coach Brian Whitlock..nine-time National Champion...captured seven track and field national championships at the NAIA level between 2010-12...2011 NAIA Cross Country Champion...2010 Cross Country National Champion...2010 Indoor 3,000-meter National Champion...captured two national championships during the 2010 outdoor season winning titles in both the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run...won two national titles during the 2012 indoor season (DMR and 3,000-meter run)...captured national championships in both the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run during the 2012 outdoor season...personal-best time in the 8,000-meter run of 23:08...personal-best time in the mile of 4:07...personal-best time of 7:58 in the 3,000-meter run...personal-best time of 13:28 in the 5,000-meter run...personal-best time of 28:18 in the 10,000-meter run...personal-best time of 3:46 in the 1,500-meter run.

ST PAUL'S HIGH SCHOOL
Trained under head coach Charles Noechu where he earned the divisional championship in 2007 and was the district runner-up...personal-best times of 9:00 in the 3,000-meter run, 4:20 in the 1,500-meter run, 15:10 in the 5,000-meter and 30:20 in the 10,000-meter.

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