Amon Kemboi - Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Amon Kemboi

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

Senior (2020)
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 … Earned three All-America honors in cross country, placing among the top 10 in his last two NCAA Championship races.

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.