2013 Outdoor Track
Posted his second straight National Runner-Up performance in the 5,000-meter distance as he placed second in the NCAA National Championships in Eugene ... Tallied a time of 13:40.41 to earn First Team All-America honors for the secondstraight season ... Won his second straight NCAA East Regional Championship with a time of 13:49.94, winning by over 10 seconds in the race ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round with the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meter race (13:36.27) ... Posted his third fastest 5,000-meter time of his career and fastest of the season at 13:36.27 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (April 28) at Stanford … He finished 19th overall in the race that included professionals and former Olympians … His timeof 13:36.27 is the 10th-fastest time in NCAA Division I as of May 1 and the third best time in the NCAA East Region… Named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Payton Jordan … Named the SoCon Runner of the Week (April 3) after posting a ninth place finish in the 5,000-meter race at the Stanford Invitational (March 30) … Posted his top 1,500-meter time of the year finishing second at the Wake Forest Open (March 15-16) at 3:49.27… Led the 1,500-meter race at the Southern Conference Championships (April 20-21) but was disqualified for impeding… Posted a personal-best mile time at 4:08.06 to win the Bob Davidson Mile at the High Point VertKlasse Meet (March 22-23).
2012-13 Indoor Track
Won the Southern Conference Championship (Feb.23-24) in the 3,000-meter race, marking his sixth title in the league in all events with two cross country, an indoor mile last year, an outdoor 1,500-meter race and a distance-medley championship in the outdoor season … Posted a time of 8:09.07, winning by 1.68 over his nearest competitor and setting a facility record at the JDL Fast Track … Turned in his fastest time of the year in the 3,000-meter distance with a time of 8:06.71 at the Flotrack Husky Classic (Feb. 9), where he finished 16th overall … Finished seventh overall in the Elite Mile race at the Hilton Garden Invitational(Feb. 1-2) with a time of 4:09.41.
2012 Cross Country
Named the Southern Conference Runner of the Year for the second straight season after winning the SoCon Cross Country Championships with a time of 23:42.22 (Oct. 27) …Ran three fastest times in the Southern Conference in the 8,000-meter distance … Won the SoCon Championships by 15 seconds over his nearest competitor … Finished second in the NCAA Southeast Regional for the second straight year …Posted a 10,000-meter time of 29:36.51 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte (Nov. 9) to set another UNCG-program record at that distance … Trimmed three seconds from his 10,000-meter time set the year prior at the same race … Earned NCAA Division I All-America status by placing 10th in the NCAA National Championship race in Louisville (Nov. 17) … Improved three spots in the race from the prior year … Set another UNCG-program record in the 10,000-meter race with a time of29:29.80 … Two-time SoCon Runner of the Month (September andOctober) … Named SoCon Runner of the Week Oct. 17 and SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Oct. 31 … Two-time Blue Chip Performer of the Week … Posted a third place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a program-record time of 22:59.62 in the 8,000-meter race … Added a time of 23:14.00 in the Pre-Nationals race in Louisville (Oct. 13).
Set a school record and personal best time of3:40.25 in the 1,500m at the Raleigh Relays, which was the fastest time in the country at that time for that distance (Mar 30)… earned top individual honors in the 1,500 meters at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships (Apr 22) …lowered his own personal best and school record time in the 5,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 13:21.89 to finish eighth overall (Apr 29) … won the 5,000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in a time of 14:00.51 (May 26) … national runner-up in the 5,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in DesMoines, Iowa, crossing the line in a time of 13:41.04, earning first-team All America honors (June 6).
Won the 3,000m at the prestigious Meyo Invitational with a personal best and school record setting time of 7:49.87 (Feb 4)… set the school record in the mile run at the Spire Invitational with a personal best time of 4:02.80, finishing first overall (Feb 11) … Southern Conference Champion in the mile run with a time of 4:06.57 (Feb 24) … placed fourth in the 3,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 7:50.26 to garner All-America honors (Mar 10).
2011 Cross Country
Undefeated through the first four meets of the season … set 8,000 meter school record at the SoCon Cross Country Championships in 23:11 to take the individual title (Oct29) … named SoCon Runner of the Year… second overall at the prestigious NCAA Southeast Regional in a time of 29:52 (Nov12) … finished 13th overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a personal record time of 29:39 for 10,000 meters (Nov 21) … became first Spartan runner to earn All-America cross country honors.
Prior to UNCG
Attended Shorter University in Rome, Ga. where he ran for coach Jay Stephenson … helped lead his team to a10th place finish at the NAIA National Championship after running the 8k course in a time of 24:44 to finish in third place … was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year … named the NAIA National Runner of the Week twice in cross country … took home top individual honors at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship to also earn all-conference honors … also finished in first as an individual at the Berry XC Invitational and the Southeast Classic in cross country … helped lead his team to a National Championship in indoor track after winning the national title in the 3,000 meters and distance medley relay at the event … also helped lead his team to an NAIA National Championship in outdoor track … won the national title during the outdoor season in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters …won the conference title in the 1,500 and 10,000 meters, as well as a member of the 4x800 meter relay team … was also a two-time NAIA National Runner of the Week in outdoor track.
Ran at Chebiemit Boys Secondary School in Chebiemit,Kenya for coach Reuben Kirrah … competed in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meters in track & field … also played on the soccer team that won its district title.
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo … born Oct. 27, 1990 in Iten, Kenya … son of Gabriel Suter and Roselyne Cheruiyot… has four siblings, Moses Kiptoo, Denis Chelimo, Alberto Chelimo and Emmanuela Chelimo … majoring in public health at UNCG.
8k: 22:59.62 (Greater Louisville Classic -9/29/12)
10k: 29:29.80 (NCAA Championships - 11/17/12)
Mile: 4:08.06 (High Point VertKlasse, 3/23/13)