Emmanuel Cheboson - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Emmanuel Cheboson

Jr. | 5-7 | Distance | Eldoret, Kenya | Moiben Educational Centre/Louisville

Career highlights

  • NCAA All-America | Cross Country (1)
  • 2020 SEC Indoor 5,000m Champion
  • 2021 SEC Outdoor silver | 5,000m

Junior (2020-21)

Outdoor: Season best time of 28:43.91 in 10,000m came in eighth place among Invitational field at Hayward Premiere in Eugene … Placed 22nd in 10,000m at NCAA West Preliminary round … Established career best of 13:59.28 as silver medalist in SEC 5,000m … Previous PR of 14:14.18 set in John McDonnell Invitational, placing 13th in Invitational field … Produced a best of 8:55.11 in 3,000m steeplechase to place fourth in SEC Championships … Runner-up at Florida with in 9:07.27 … Placed 20th in NCAA West Preliminary round in 8:58.37.

Indoor: Finished sixth in 5,000m at SEC Indoor (14:11.66) … Posted an 8:28.55 in 3,000m at Arkansas Qualifier.

Cross Country: Completed the Razorbacks fourth-place podium finish as the fifth Arkansas finisher in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 63rd (31:07.7) … Ran 24:00.8 to place eighth in SEC Championships, earning second team All-SEC honor … Fourth runner amid Arkansas squad as Razorbacks scored 35 points with a 5-6-7-8-9 finish … Runner-up in SEC Preview and first Razorback, posting a time of 17:24.9 on 6k course as Arkansas won team title over Mississippi (29-37) to open season … Second Razorback finisher over 8k course and placed fourth overall at UAB Blazer Classic, posting a time of 23:26.2, which was just seven tenths of second behind the winning time by teammate Amon Kemboi.

Junior (2020)
Indoors: Won 5,000m in 13:52.72 at SEC Indoor Championships and placed fourth in 3,000m with an 8:12.08 … Razorback crew scored 19 points in each event, with 1-3-6 finish in 5,000m and from 1-4-6-8 finish in 3,000m, which secured team title … Registered a pair of career best times during first two meets of season … Finished fifth in 3,000m with an 8:02.84 at Razorback Invitational … Placed sixth in 5,000m with a 13:41.90 at Husky Classic … Moved to No. 6 in 5,000m on Arkansas all-time list.

At Louisville
Sophomore (2019)
Ran a personal best time of 14:17.81 for second place in the 5,000m at the Power Five Invitational … Won the 3,000m at the Louisville Invitational with a personal best time of 8:20.04 … Earned a point with an eighth place finish at the ACC Indoor Championship in the 5,000m … Finished fifth in the 10,000m run at Raleigh Relays, just shy of the school record with a 28:42.13 personal best time … Finished 20th at the NCAA East Preliminary in the 10,000m.

Freshman (2018)
Competed in six outdoor events and three indoor events … earned three wins in outdoor season … posted team-best times in 3,000m (8:37.88) in win at Black and Gold Invitational and in 10,000m (30:23.40) in ninth-place finish at ACC Championships … took first in 5,000m at Lyles/Wood Invitational (14:14.87) and Louisville Invitational (14:54.14).

High School
Competed in 5,000m, 10,000m and cross country … personal-best time in 5,000m is 14:50.

Son of James Moiben … Birthday is Dec. 11, 1996 … Majoring in neuroscience.

Emmanuel Cheboson | Career stats

Career best times


  • 3,000m | 8:02.84
  • 5,000m | 13:41.90


  • 3,000m | 8:20.04
  • 5,000m | 13:59.28
  • 10,000m | 28:42.13
  • Steeple | 8:55.11