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Irene Kimaiyo
Irene Kimaiyo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya

High School:
Loreto Limuru


2007 CROSS COUNTRY:Placed second at the Jackrabbit Open with a time of 16:19 ... clocked a time of 20:16 at the Paul Short Invite, placing her second overall ... claimed the second-place mark at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 20:47.6 ... finished fourth-place at the Big 12 Championships with a 6K time of 20:28.15 ... also finished fourth at the Mountain Regionals with a time of 20:57.2 ... completed the season at Nationals with a 59th-place finish and a time of 21:14.7.

2006 CROSS COUNTRY: All-American runner on Texas Tech's first national-qualifying squad ... earned all-conference and all-region honors as well ... consistently finished as Tech's second-highest runner in six meets competed ... finished no worse than 10th all season ... took second at the Murray Keatings in a time of 16:51.05 ... finished third at the Red Raider Jackrabbit Open (3Mile: 16:49.08), the Chile Pepper Invite (6k: 20:10.9) and the Big 12 Championships (6k: 21:06.04) ... took 10th at the Mountain Regional in a time of 21:14.0 in the 6k event ... finished cross country career with ninth-place finish at nationals in a time of 21:06.3.

2004 CROSS COUNTRY: Was the top Tech finisher in every meet she ran in ... missed Pre-Nationals and Big 12 Championships due to injury ... won the Lobo Invite with a time of 22:01 ... ran a 21:50 at the Roy Griak Invite ... placed fifth at the Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 17:46 ... named first-team academic All-Big 12.

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

2003 CROSS COUNTRY: All-conference and all-region ... one of Tech's top competitors on the season with six top 25 finishes ... best time of 21:25 came at the Chili Pepper Invite (6K) for a 13th-place finish ... started season with a fourth-place finish at the UTA Invitational (2 miles) with a mark of 11:02 ... was Tech's top finisher, 12th, at the Big 12 Championships (6K) with a time of 22:13 ... finished season at the Mountain Regional (6K) with a time of 22:00 and a 21st-place finish.

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 ... enjoys traveling and helping others ... majoring in pre-pharmacy.

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