Gilbert Boit - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Gilbert Boit

R-Sr. | 5-8 | Distance | Iten, Kenya | Kiborom HS/Tennessee Tech

Career highlights

  • Three-time NCAA first-team All-America | Cross Country (2), Indoor (1)
  • Three-time SEC Champion | Cross Country (1), Indoor (1), Outdoor (1)
  • 2018 SEC Cross Country Champion
  • 2019 SEC Outdoor 5,000m Champion
  • 2019 SEC Outdoor Silver | 10,000m
  • 2019 SEC Indoor 5,000m Champion
  • 2021 SEC Outdoor Silver | 10,000m
  • 2021 SEC Indoor Silver | 5,000m

Senior (2020-21)

Outdoor: Placed 13th in 10,000m at NCAA Championships, setting a career best of 28:09.11 which ranks No. 4 on the Arkansas all-time list … Silver medalist in 10,000m (29:10.98) at SEC Championships … Opened outdoor campaign placing 10th in Invitational 10,000m (28:46.31) at Hayward Premier in Eugene … Finished fifth in Invitational 5,000m (13:53.42) at John McDonnell Invitational … Fourth in 5,000m (14:05.27) in SEC Championships.

Indoor: Moved to No. 7 on Arkansas all-time indoor list in 5,000m with a career best 13:40.20 runner-up performance at Tyson Invitational … Silver medalist in 5,000m (14:01.26) at SEC Championships, finished 12th in NCAA Championships (13:46.48) … Established career best of 7:53.62 in 3,000m, placing fifth in Razorback Invitational … Placed seven in SEC Championships (8:06.23) and 11th in NCAA Championships (7:57.90) … Also set career best in mile with a 4:02.74 for fifth at Wooo Pig Classic and clocked 2:25.65 in debut at 1,000m.

Cross Country: Third among Razorbacks on fourth-place podium team finish in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, finishing 40th (30:46.4) to collect All-America honor … Seventh runner among Razorbacks in SEC Championships, placing 16th with a time of 24:31.5 on 5 mile course at Baton Rouge … Third among Razorbacks and seventh overall in SEC Preview, clocking 17:42.9 on 6k course, as Arkansas defeated Mississippi (29-37) to open season … Fifth runner for Arkansas, placing ninth in UAB Blazer Classic while clocking a time of 23:38.6 over an 8k course, as Arkansas bettered Mississippi (29-50) among a nine-team field.

Senior (2020)
Indoors: Placed sixth in two events at SEC Indoor Championships, running 8:12.87 in 3,000m and 14:08.78 in 5,000m … 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 … Produced a season best of 13:44.95 in 5,000m to place 10th at Boston University in December race … Ran 13:59.49 at Husky Classic … Won 3,000m in 8:07.12 at Arkansas Qualifier.

Junior (2019)
Competed in four meets during the indoor season … Captured the SEC Indoor title in the 5k … Ran a leg of the All-American DMR … Competed in five meets during the outdoor season … Ran sixth-fastest time in program history in the 10K (28:25.15) … Scored 18-points at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a 1st-place finish in the 5K and a runner-up finish in the 10k … Earned Second-Team All-American honors in the 10K at the NCAA Championships …

Redshirt-Sophomore (2018)
Named SEC Runner of the Year … Competed in five meets … Made Razorback Debut in cross country at the Chile Pepper Festival where he finished runner-up behind former Razorback Frankline Tonui … Became the fifth Razorback over the last eight seasons to bring home the individual conference title joining Eric Fernandez, Kemoy Campbell, Stanley Kebenei, and most recently Alex George … SEC Runner of the Year … USTFCCCA South Central All-Region honors … Posted a fifth-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regiona l… Finished 126th at the NCAA Championships …

At Tennessee Tech
Freshman (2016)
Competed for Tennessee Tech … set a school record in the 8K at the Greater Louisville Classic on Oct. 1, where he completed the race with a time of 23:59.70 … claimed the 2016 OVC Men’s Cross Country title when he beat out all other runners from around the League with an 8K time of 24:20.9, which also earned him OVC Male Runner of the Championship accolades … placed 11th at the NCAA South Regions in a field of 157 runners … led the Golden Eagle men to an 11th place overall finish at the NCAA South Regions, marking the best finish a men’s team has had in school history … led the Golden Eagles in all seven races this season, including four first-place overall finishes … holds the fastest 6K-time in the OVC this year for his time of 18:33.7, which he established in Tech’s opening meet at the Golden Eagle Invitational on Sept. 3 … twice received OVC Male Runner of the Week accolades … named the OVC Freshman of the Year, to the All-OVC first team, and to the All-Region first team.

Born Nov. 24, 1994 … Son of Joel Boit and Lucy Maiyo Boit … Has three siblings, Mercy, Faith, and Gloria … Majoring in Political Science

Gilbert Boit | Career stats

Career best marks


  • 1,000m | 2:25.65
  • Mile | 4:02.74
  • 3,000m | 7:53.62
  • 5,000m | 13:40.20


  • 1,500m | 3:47.67
  • 5,000m | 13:37.47
  • 10,000m | 28:09.11