Patrick Kiprop - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Patrick Kiprop

So. | 6-2 | Distance | Eldoret, Kenya | Arnesen’s HS/Fresno Pacific

Arkansas Highlights

  • First-team NCAA All-America | Cross Country (1)
  • 2022 SEC Outdoor | Commissioner Trophy (high point scorer)
  • 2022 SEC Outdoor Gold | 5,000m
  • 2022 SEC Outdoor Silver | 10,000m
  • 2022 SEC Indoor Gold | 5,000m

Cross Country: Earned All-America honor by placing 24th at NCAA Championships, covering the 10k course at Oklahoma State in a best of 29:27.1 … Won NCAA South Central Region at Texas A&M with a 30:04.9 over 10k … Placed fifth in SEC Championships to lead Razorbacks to a tie for second place, producing a best of 22:56.2 over 8k course at Ole Miss … Opened season as runner-up in Chile Pepper Festival at Agri Park, posting a time of 23:24.6 over 8k distance … Finished 13th at OSU Weis-Crockett Invitational with a 23:53.5 on 8k course.

Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA Championships in 10,000m, placing 14th for second-team All-America honor with a time of 28:26.25 at Hayward Field in Eugene … SEC champion in 5,000m and runner-up in 10,000m to score 18 points, earning commissioner trophy as men’s high point scorer in conference meet … Won SEC 5k in 13:41.05 and ran 29:22.20 in 10k at Oxford, Mississippi … Opened outdoor campaign with a career best of 28:21.11 to place eighth in Stanford Invitational 10k, moving to No. 8 on the UA all-time list … Then posted a career best of 13:35.84 over 5,000m for 11th place at Bryan Clay Invitational.

Indoor: Won SEC Indoor 5,000m in 13:49.09 … Also raced in 3,000m at SEC Indoor, placing 17th in 8:12.42 … Set career best times at mile and 3,000m distances in first pair of races as a Razorback … Ran mile in 4:12.01 to place eight at Arkansas Invitational … Posted time of 7:56.97 in 3,000m at Razorback Invitational … Competing in Husky Classic at Washington, ran 13:45.90 in 5,000m.

Previous College
Fresno Pacific – During the Division II West Region meet, Kiprop posted a winning time of 30:12.6 to claim the title by nearly 43 seconds and was named the USTFCCCA West Region Athlete of the Year in cross country. In claiming four individual titles during the 2021 cross country season, Kiprop’s average margin of victory was 29.26 seconds.

Earlier in the season, Kiprop became the first athlete from Fresno Pacific to be named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week during the cross country season after winning the UC Riverside Invitational by 33 seconds in 23:07.8 for 8k. The time was second fastest in meet history, trailing only the meet record of 22:58 set by Cam Levins of Southern Utah in 2011.

During the 2021 track and field season, Kiprop set a career best of 9:08.56 as runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase in the PacWest Conference Championships and was a bronze medalist in the 5,000m. Kiprop established a best of 14:10.30 in the 5k during the Bryan Clay Invitational.

Patrick Kiprop | College Stats

Career best marks


Mile | 4:12.01

3,000m | 7:56.97

5,000m | 13:45.90


Steeple | 9:08.56

5,000m | 13:35.84

10,000m | 28:21.11