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 Silas Kemboi
Silas Kemboi

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Iten, Kenya

High School:
St. Patrick's

Experience:
1L


2009 CROSS COUNTRY: Placed 57th at the Mountain Regional in a time of 32;15.70 ... finished in 26:10.01 at the Big 12 Championships to place 46th ... crossed the line in 31:05.16 at the Chile Pepper Festival placing 36th/30th ... ran a time of 25:23.30 to finish in 60th at the Cowboy Jamboree ... recorded his second-striaght top 10 finish at the Texas Tech Open runnign a 25:45.47 to place seventh ... ran a 21:46.90 at the Texas Tech Ruidoso Open to palce third.

2008 CROSS COUNTRY:Redshirt

2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Led the Red Raiders during the season ... finished second for the team at the Jackrabbit Open with a time of 24:18.3 ... finished in 15th place at the Chile Pepper Festival with a 10K time of 30:29.3 ... has a 29th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 25:42.55 ... completed the season at the Mountain Regionals finishing in 40th place, clocking a 31:56.4.

2006 CROSS COUNTRY:Finished fifth overall at the Red Raider Jackrabbit Open with a time of 24:54.95 in the 8k ... took ninth place at the Murray Keatinge with a clocking of 24:59.20 ... ran a time of 30:59.90 in the loaded Chile Pepper Invite, finishing 63rd ... placed 45th in the 10k Big 12 Championship race with a time of 25:51.10 ... was 49th at the Mountain Regional with a run of 32:32.10.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Patrick's High School in Iten, Kenya... Represented the high school at district levels... Named all-district.

PERSONAL: Born July 7, 1986, in Iten, Kenya, to Joseph Kemboi and Penina Lagat... Father works as a farmer and mother works at Kenya Air Ports Authority... Has two brothers and two sisters: Hillary (25), Lucas (10), Viola (4) and Emanuel (2)... Interests include running and listening to reggae music... Majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry... Future plans include applying for medical school.

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