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Ernest Kibet
Ernest  Kibet


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Segero Secondary


Cross Country's Byrne Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Tyler Byrne became the cross country program's third All-American.


Cross Country's Byrne, Kibet Ready for NCAA Championships

Tyler Byrne is making his second career appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.


Cross Country's Byrne, Kibet Earn At-Large Bids to NCAA Championships

Tyler Byrne is making his second appearance at the NCAA Championships.


Cross Country Paced By Men's Top-10 Finish at NCAA Southeast Regional

Tyler Byrne scored a 10th-place finish and set the school record in the 10K.


Cross Country Heads to Virginia for Friday's NCAA Southeast Regional

The men's 10K race is scheduled for noon, and the women's 6K is set for 1:15 p.m.



Greater Louisville Classic

2014 Cross Country: Competed in all six races for the Cardinals … named Co-ACC Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week for the week of Oct. 7 … earned five top 5 finishes as a junior … recorded personal-bests in the 5K and 8K distances … started the season with a second-place finish at the Flyer 5K and third-place finishes at the Commodore Classic and Greater Louisville Classic … finished second at the ACC Championships before coming in third at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 30:16.4 … earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors … one of two runners to qualify for the NCAA Championships … earned All-America honors after finishing 32nd at the NCAA Championships with a 10K time of 30:50.8.

2013 Cross Country: Competed in six races during sophomore year ... named the AAC men's cross country Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 8 ... recorded three top 10 finishes and one top 20 finish ... set personal bests in both the 8K and 10K distances ... finished in second place at both the Greater Louisville Classic and the AAC Championships ... finished in fourth place at the Bluegrass XC Invitational ... finished in 11th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 10K time of 29:22.7 ... earned both all-conference and all-region honors ... one of two Cardinals to compete at the NCAA Championships ... finished in 144th place at the NCAA Championships.

2012 Cross Country: Ran in five of the team's six races ... finished 28th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, completing first collegiate 10K in 30:51.58 ... secured all-BIG EAST honors with a fifth-place finish at the conference championships ... became the third freshman in program history to earn all-BIG EAST honors ... had a solid 18th-place showing at the Louisville Pre-Nationals ... took ninth the previous meet, the Greater Louisville Classic ... earned first collegiate victory in first race, the Winthrop Invitational ... completed the 8K in 24:13.17 to outpace 220 runners.

Prep: Attended Segero Secondary ... was an 800m regional champion ... placed third in the 5,000m at the regional competition.

Personal: Son of Peter and Eunice Lagat ... birthday is Jan. 15 ... has four sisters and two brothers ... majoring in biology.

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