Amon Kemboi - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Amon Kemboi

RS Sr./RS Sr. | 5-11 | Distance | Kapsabet, Kenya | Kabote Adventist Secondary/Campbell

Career Highlights

  • Four-time first-team All-America at Arkansas | Cross Country (2), Indoor (1), Outdoor (1)
  • 2021 SEC Outdoor 5,000m Champion
  • 2021 SEC Outdoor Bronze | 1,500m
  • 2021 SEC Indoor Silver | Mile
  • 2021 SEC Indoor Bronze | 3,000m

Senior (2020-21)
Outdoor: Set career best of 13:35.22 as runner-up in Invitational 5,000m at Hayward Premiere in Eugene to start outdoor campaign … Won SEC 5,000m title with time of 13:52.98, bronze medalist in 1,500m with a season best 3:40.41 … Finished 10th overall in 5,000m at NCAA West Preliminary round, 21st (13:46.44) in NCAA Championships.

Indoor: Earned first-team All-America in placing fourth at NCAA Indoor in 3,000m with season best 7:50.54, which ranks No. 8 on Arkansas all-time list … SEC silver medalist in mile (3:58.56) and bronze medalist in 3,000m (8:04.63) … Established career best of 3:58.26 to win mile at Wooo Pig Classic … Won Arkansas Qualifier 3k in 7:52.70, claimed Tyson Invitational 5k in 13:38.95, moving to No. 4 on UA all-time list … Placed 13th in 5,000m at NCAA Indoor (13:50.10) … Also, set PR in 1,000m with a 2:23.49 to win Arkansas Invitational … Anchored distance medley relay to runner-up finish in Tyson Invitational with a 3:52.55 split as Razorbacks posted a time of 3:34.61 to qualify for NCAA Indoor.

Cross Country: Led Razorbacks to a fourth-place podium team finish in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 11th (30:14.2) to earn All-America honor … Contested the meet two days after the NCAA Indoor Championships, where he placed fourth in the 3,000m and ran in the 5,000m … Covered 18,000m through those three races … First team All-SEC honor with fifth-place finish in SEC Championships at Baton Rouge, leading the Razorbacks to a team title over two-time defending champion Mississippi … Posted a time of 23:47.3 on the 5 mile course … Part of a 5-6-7-8-9 finish as Arkansas claimed the SEC title with 35 points … In debut race as a Razorback, won the UAB Blazer Classic on Oct. 16 while posting a time of 23:25.5 to claim the race by three tenths of a second … Led Arkansas to team title as Razorbacks scored 29 points and placed seven runners among the top 12 … Earned SEC Runner of Week honor for his victory in Birmingham, his first race since the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Competed at Campbell prior to transfer to Arkansas

Junior (2018-19)
Outdoor – Did not compete due to redshirt … Indoor – Started the season by setting personal records across three separate meets, first in the 5000M with a time of 13:33.64, followed by the mile with a time of 3:59.52, and then the 3000m with a time of 7:44.77 … Earned first-place finishes in the mile (4:04.45), 3000m (8:35.52), 5000m (14:43.97) and the DMR (10.22.25) at the Big South Championships … Placed 13th overall in the 3000m (8:15.25) and sixth in the 5000m (13:47.44) at the NCAA DI Indoor Championships to conclude the season.

Sophomore (2017-18)
Outdoor – Finished fifth in the 5000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 13:56.37 … Set a new conference and Big South Championships meet standard in the 1500m with a clip at 3:39.72… Won both the 1500m and the 5000m at the Big South Championships … Broke his own Campbell record in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays, turning in a clip of 13:37.48; that mark also ranks third all-time in Big South history … Set a new 10,000m personal record (28:55.46) at the Raleigh Relays… Indoor – Secured First-Team All-America honors with an eighth-place finish (14:17.42) in the 5000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships … At the Big South Championships, won all three events he competed in – the mile, 3000m and the 5000m… His mile mark of 4:06.16 set a new personal and program record.

Freshman (2016-17)
Outdoor – Competed in the 5000m at the NCAA East Prelimary Round … Won the 5000m (14:54.61) and placed second in the 1500m (3:47.73) at the Big South Championships …Twice named Big South Athlete of the Week. Indoor – Claimed the Big South mile championship with a time of 4:09.14 … Placed second in the 3000m (8:15.76) and the 5000m (14:30.05) at the Big South Championships … Ran his fastest career 3000m at the Camel City Invitational at 8:02.04…

Brother of Meshack Kipruto … Majoring in math.

Amon Kemboi | Career Stats

Career bests


  • 1,000m | 2:23.49
  • Mile | 3:58.26
  • 3,000m | 7:44.77
  • 5,000m | 13:33.64


  • 800m | 1:49.54
  • 1,500m | 3:39.72
  • 5,000m | 13:35.22
  • 10,000m | 28:55.46