UNCG Men's Track & Field BIO
 Paul Katam

2011-12 XC:  Opened season with a second place overall finish at the Elon Invite in a time of 24:09 (Sept 17) … set a personal best in the 8,000 meters at the Southern Conference Cross Country Championships with a fourth place finish in 23:59 (Oct 29) … named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and All-SoCon First Team … Katam set a 10,000 meter personal best at the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing 15th in a time of 30:29, earning All-Region honors (Nov 12). Indoor: Began the season by setting a new personal best for the mile run with a time of 4:18.83 at the Dick Taylor Invite en route to a second place finish (Jan 14) … ran a personal best time of 14:19.86 for 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational to finish third overall (Feb 3) … recorded a personal record in the 3,000m at the Spire Invitational, crossing the line in a time of 8:11.73 to finish in 13th place (Feb 11) … ran the 1,200m leg of the first place DMR team at the Southern Conference Championships (Feb 21). Outdoor: Won the 10,000m at the Southern Conference Championships in Cullowhee, N.C., (Apr 21) … set a personal record in the 5,000m at the Virginia Challenge, running a time of 14:04.56 to finish second overall (May 12) … won the 10,000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla., with a time of 30:05.74 (May 24) … named second-team All-American after placing ninth overall in the 10,000m at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a personal best and school record setting time of 29:10.65 (June 6)… earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors ... SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: XC: Redshirted the season. Indoor: finished in fourth place at the Niswonger Invitational in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:57.40 … that time was the second-fastest in school history in the 5,000 meters … finished in ninth place in the 5,000 meters at the SoCon Championship with a time of 15:01.73 … ran an 8:44.86 in the 3,000 meters at the Tiger Paw Invitational to finish in fifth place. Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Regional in the 10,000 meters … finished in 13th place, one position from advancing to the National Championship, after running at 29:28.57 … his time broke his own school record he set earlier in the year by 27 seconds … broke the previous school record in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays by 38 seconds with a time of 29:55.65 … ran a team-best time of 3:51.22 in the 1,500 meters at the Virginia Tech Twilight … set a new school record in the 5,000 meters after finishing runner-up at the Duke Invitational after running an 8:20.76 … had the top time in the 5,000 meters on the team with a 14:32.84 that he ran at the Raleigh Relays.

High School: Attended Sacho High School in Kabarnet, Kenya.

Personal: Paul Kibiwot Katam … born April 20, 1990 in Eldoret, Kenya … son of Laban and Esther Kattam … has three siblings, Cynthia, Purity and Victor … majoring in pre-nursing at UNCG.

Top Performances:

XC:                                                                                                                                                                                                              8k: 23:59.80                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10k: 30:29.9

mile: 4:18.83                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,000m: 8:11.73
5,000m: 14:19.86   Outdoor:
1,500m: 3:51.22
3,000m: 8:20.76
5,000m: 14:04.56
10,000m: 29:10.65 

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Sacho
Experience: 1 Letter
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