2018-19: CROSS COUNTRY: Won three of the first four races of the season and finished second in the other ... GNAC Runner of the Year and GNAC Newcomer of the Year after winning the GNAC Championship ... earned all-region honors after placing fifth at the NCAA West Regional ... earned All-American honors with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships. INDOOR - Earned USTFCCA All-Academic honors ... earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the 5,000 ... GNAC Champion in the 5,000 (14:18.62) ... ran season-best times of 8:29.22 for 3,000, the ninth-fastest time in school history, and 14:18.62 for 5,000, the fifth-fastest time in school history and the sixth-best in GNAC history. OUTDOOR - Earned All-West Region honors with the fastest time in the region in the steeplechase.
at HAMPTON: Placed 19th in the steeplechase in a time of 8:57.56 at the 2018 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... ran a personal-best time of 8:45.73 to win the steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional ... won the steeplechase (8:56.30) at the IC4/ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... won the 1,500 (3:54.96), 5,000 (15:17.82), 10,000 (31:29.27) and steeplechase (9:06.63) at the MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... ran apersonal-best time of 14:25.19 to finish second in the 5,000 at the Colonial Relays ... won the 10,000 at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in a personal-best time of 30:59:96.
PERSONAL: Son of David Kurgat and Sarah Chebii ... has five brothers and three sisters ... graduated in 2012 from Kiptagich Secondary School ... majoring in mathematics.