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Abraham Kemboi
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Kipkabus
Experience: 2 Letters
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Abraham Kemboi Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 07/31/2012

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
2010-11
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.

Personal
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)

Indoor
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)

Outdoor
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)

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