UNCG Men's Cross Country BIO
 Abraham Kemboi

2013 Outdoor Track
Placed sixth at the Southern Conference Championships (April 20-21) in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 14:55.50 to earn UNCG three team points … Set a personal-record in the 5,000-meter race at the Duke Invitational (April 5-6) with a time of 14:44.98 … Finished ninth at the SoCon Championships in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 31:59.61 … Notched a personal-best time in the 10k at the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30) with a time of 30:52.19 …Placed third in the 3,000-meter race at the Wake Forest Open (March15-16), posting the top UNCG time of the season at 8:43.63 …Ran one 1,500-meter race, posting a time of 4:00.86 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational (March 8-9).

2012-13 Indoor Track
Posted a personal-best time of 4:21.63 in the mile distance at the Hilton Garden Invitational (Feb. 1-2) …Turned in a strong 2013 Southern Conference Championship (Feb.23-24), notching personal-records in both the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races … Placed 10th in the 3,000-meter with a time of 8:34.17 and ninth in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:06.23 … Also ran a time of 8:35.23 in the 3,000-meter race at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb.8-9).

2012 Cross Country
Posted a season-best time of 25:03.30 at the Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) in Louisville when he finished 174th overall … Placed 73rd at the NCAA Southeast Regional (Nov. 9), finishing in a career-best time of 31:49.35 on the 10,000-meter course … Notched a ninth place finish at the Southern Conference Championships (Oct. 27) with a time of 25:09.00 on the 8,000-meter course … Won the Elon Invitational (Sept. 15)  individual title with a time of 25:29 on the 8,000-meter course … The title was the first of his career … Finished 90th at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 25:11.13.

2012 Outdoor Track
Began the season with a sixth place overall finish in the 1,500m at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational in a personal record time of 3:59.12 (Mar 10) … crossed the line in a time of 15:03.19 for the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays (Mar 30) …ran a personal best time of 31:03.15 in the 10,000m at the Duke Invitational to finish in second place overall (Apr 6). 

2011-12 Indoor Track
Started the indoor season off with a ninth place overall finish in the mile run at the Dick Taylor Invite with a personal best time of4:24.28 (Jan 14) … ran a personal record time of 8:35.46 for 3,000m at the Fast Track Invite to finish in fifth place overall(Feb 11). 

2011 Cross Country
Began the season with a fourth overall finish at the Elon Invite, crossing the line in 25:13 (Sept 17) … ran a personal record 8,000-meter time of 24:27 at the Southern Conference Championships to finish seventh overall (Oct 29)… First Team All-SoCon … finished 73rdoverall at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky., with a personal best 10,000-meter time of 32:01 (Nov 12).  

Prior to UNCG
Competed at Northwood University as a freshman for coach Jody Hawkins … named the Red River Conference Newcomer of the Year in cross country … also named all-conference in cross country after taking home runner-up honors at the conference championship … helped lead his team to the Red River Conference team title in outdoor track … named all-conference in outdoor track in the 1,500, 3,000, 5,000 and10,000 meters.

High School
Attended Kipkabus Secondary School in Kipkabus, Kenya where he ran for coach Edwin Kemboi.

Abraham Kiptoo Kemboi … born Aug. 4, 1987 in Eldoret, Kenya … son of Francies and Grace Kemboi …majoring in public health at UNCG.


Top Performances

Cross Country
8k: 24:27.58 (SoCon Championships - 10/29/11)

10k: 30:52.40 (NCAA Regional, 11/15/13)

Mile: 4:21.63 (Hilton Garden Invitational, 2/1/13)
3,000m: 8:34.17 (SoCon Indoor Championships, 2/23/13)
5,000m: 15:06.23 (SoCon Indoor Championships, 2/23/13)

800m: 1:56.93 (High Point VertKlasse, 3/23/13)
1,500m: 3:59.12
3,000m: 8:40.54
5,000m: 14:44.98 (Duke Invitational, 4/5/13)
10,000m: 30:52.19 (Raleigh Relays, 3/29/13)

Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Kipkabus
Experience: 2 Letters
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