Former Razorback distance harrier Josphat Boit is in his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Arkansas distance crew.
Boit was a two-time NCAA Champion while running for the Hogs. He took the 2006 NCAA Indoor 5K title and followed that up by winning the 2006 NCAA Outdoor 10,000-meter race.
Boit earned eight All-America certificates and was a six-time SEC Champion during his time at Arkansas. He was also a 10-time All-SEC performer. He remains the second fastest 8K cross country performer in Razorback history from his 22 minutes 59.10 seconds showing at the 2005 SEC Championships and is one of only three Razorbacks to win consecutive SEC individual titles (2004-05).
Boit also still holds the second fastest 10K on Arkansas’ all-time bests list with his 28:07.27 in 2005. Following his time with the Razorbacks Boit began competing on the professional circuit, setting a new PR in the 10K of 27:40.44 in Palo Alto, California.
In 2014 Boit finished 21st at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championship, recording a time of 1:01:33 over the 13.1-mile course in Copenhagen,
He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in May 2006. Boit, who lives and trains in Fayetteville, married the former Shenan Moiseichik on May 22, 2008.