Andrew Kibet - Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Andrew Kibet

Jr | 6-0 | Eldoret, Kenya | Kitany Secondary/Hutchinson CC

Junior (2020)
Earned second team All-SEC honor by placing 14th in SEC Championships in a time of 24:25.0 on 5 mile course at Baton Rouge as sixth finisher among Razorbacks … Fourth runner among Razorbacks in SEC Preview and placed eighth overall with a 17:47.8 on 6k course as Arkansas defeated Mississippi (29-37) to open season … Racing over 8k at UAB Blazer Classic, finished fourth among Razorbacks and eighth overall in a career best time of 23:37.6 as Arkansas defeated Mississippi (29-50) among a nine-team field.

Competed at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas … Coached by Justin Riggs … Three-time NJCAA champion, earning first title in cross country, and added a pair of titles during indoor season … Collected six NJCAA All-America honors … Raced in two cross country seasons (2018, 2019) and one season each in outdoor (2019) and indoor track (2020) … Freshman year, competing in first season of cross country, earned 2018 USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year as he became first athlete at Hutchinson to win a national cross country title … Covered the NJCAA 8k course in 25:23.3 and won by nearly seven second margin as team placed seventh … Won five of six meets during season, including the Region VI title (24:01.8, 8k) and was named USTFCCCA Central District Runner of the Year … As a sophomore, placed fourth in the NJCAA Championship with a time of 24:08 and led team to a repeat seventh-place finish … Placed fifth in Region VI (25:00.9) …

On the track during freshman season, earned silver medal in the 1,500 (3:55.58) and bronze in 5,000 at NJCAA Outdoor Championships, held in Albuquerque, NM … Double winner in 800 (1:51.22) and 1,500 (3:47.89) at Region VI Outdoor meet … Competing in 2019 Kansas Relays, placed second in 1,500 (3:49.56) and ran on third-place distance medley (10:17.21) … Finished fourth in 5,000 (14:42.58) at Wichita State Woodman Classic … Double champion at 2020 NJCAA Indoor Championships, winning the 1,000 (2:25.90) and Mile (4:04.51) … Claimed 1,000 (2:24.72) at Region VI Indoor meet while placing second in 600 (1:20.00).

Best times: 1:51.22 (800), 3:47.89 (1500), 14:42.58 (5000). Indoors: 1:19.35 (600), 2:24.72 (1000), 4:04.51 (Mile). Cross country: 24:01.8 (8k)

High School
Attended Kitany Secondary School in Eldoret, Kenya … Also played volleyball in high school.

Andrew Kibet is the son of Benson and Benadate Kibet … Hometown is Eldoret, Kenya … Favorite athlete is David Rudisha.