2006 CROSS COUNTRY:First Texas Tech male cross country All-American ... finished in the top five in four of the events ... took third at the home meet, Red Raider Jackrabbit Open, with an 8k time of 24:19.27 ... took the individual title at the Murray Keatinge with a run of 24:13.53 ... finished eighth at the Chile Pepper Invite in a time of 28:43.10 ... earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship with a clocking of 24:45.40 ... received all-region accolades with fourth place at the Mountain Regional, running the 10k in 30:03.90 ... automatically qualified for nationals, where he finished 17th in a time of 31:22.20.
2006 OUTDOOR:Redshirted season.
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: ... Mile ... clocked a 4:13.96 in his only appearance during the season at the Wes Kittley Classic ... 3000M ... ran a 8:17.12at the Tyson Invite ... 5000M ... earned all-conference honors 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 .. father is a farmer and mother is a teacher ... has brothers, Kiprop, Amos and Daniel ... enjoys watching movies and traveling ... majoring in human development and family studies.