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Japhet Kipkoech
Japhet  Kipkoech


Keringet, Kenya

High School:
Kaplong Boys Secondary


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.


Men's Cross Country Wins AAC Title, Women Finish Second

The men's cross country team won the second conference team title in program history.


Byrne, Chepchumba Pace Cross Country at Wisconsin adidas Invitational

Tyler Byrne finished in the top 20 in the men's championship race.


Men's Cross Country Takes First, Women Finish Fourth at Greater Louisville Classic

Ernest Kibet finished second in the men's race, while Benadate Cheruiyot led the women's team by finishing 22nd.



Greater Louisville Classic

<2014 Cross Country: Competed in six races as a junior … recorded two top 10 finishes and one top 20 finish … opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Flyer 5K and a seventh-place finish at the Commodore Classic … finished 34th at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 31:05.6.

2013 Cross Country: Competed in six races during sophomore season ... set personal bests in 6K, 8K and 10K distances ... opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Mid-America Opener behind a time of 18:53.87 ... finished in 10th place at the AAC Championships, setting a career best 8K time of 24:02.03 ... came in 57th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a career-best 10K time of 30:43.0 ... named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Member of the AAC All-Academic Team.

2012 Cross Country: Ran in four meets ... took 51st at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... placed 32nd at the BIG EAST Championships ... best 8K time and finish of the season was recorded at the Greater Louisville Classic ... placed eighth behind a time of 24:02.32.

Prep: Attended Kaplong Boys Secondary ... captured the 5,000m and 10,000m district titles.

Personal: Son of Annah Cherono ... birthday is Nov. 27 ... has four brothers and one sister ... majoring in philosophy.

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