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Wesley Korir
Wesley Korir


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
St. Joseph's

Last College:
Murray State


  • School record holder in the outdoor 1500m and 5000m and the indoor mile, 3000m and 5000m

    2006 Cross Country: Earned All-Region (11th place) and All-BIG EAST (eighth) honors for the Cards ... Finished fourth overall at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Was UofL's first or second runner in all five of his events.

    2005-06: NCAA Championships qualifier in the 5000m, finishing 18th overall ... Finished fourth in the 5000m at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Finished third in the BIG EAST in the outdoor 5000m and fifth in the outdoor 10000m ... Won the 1500m at the Cardinal Invite ... Finished sixth in the BIG EAST in the indoor 5000m and ninth in the indoor 3000m.

    2005 Cross Country: Earned All-Region honors with a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional and All-BIG EAST honors with an 11th-place place finish ... Won two individual titles (Indiana State Invite, Greater Louisville Classic).

    2004-05: Won the 10,000m at the C-USA Outdoors with a time of 30:53.32 ... Primary event was the 5000m where he earned a pair of first-place finishes (Stan Lyons Invite and Baldy Castillo Invite) ... Won the 3000m at the Billy Hayes Invite.

    2004 Cross Country: Named Conference USA Freshman Runner of the Year after winning four individual event titles ... Opened his collegiate cross country career with four wins at the Woodford Trials, Commodore Classic, Greater Louisville Classic and Cardinal Classic ... Named All-Conference after earning a seventh-place finish at the C-USA Championships ... Finished 42nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

    Prior to U of L: Began track career at Murray State where he won the 10,000m and 5,000m at the 2004 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoors and also won the 5,000m title at the OVC Indoors.

    Personal: Born on Nov. 15, 1982 in Kitale, Kenya ... Son of Nehemiah Kip Korir Koros ... Majoring in biology ... Attended St. Joseph's H.S.

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