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Ngetich Kipchirchir

Class: R-Sophomore
Position: Distance
Height: 5-7

Previous School: Kapngetuny HS

Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

2012 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• Became Liberty's first Big South Men's Freshman of the Year since Josh McDougal in 2004 with a fourth-place finish at the conference meet
• The Flames' No. 1 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, as he came in 26th overall and third among freshmen in the race
• Just missed all-region honors by one place and 1.22 seconds at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, with his 10K time of 30:48.17
• Came in third at the Royal Cross Country Challenge in an 8K personal-best clocking of 24:08.5
• Named Big South Runner of the Week on Sept. 19 after placing fifth at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Big South men's 10K champion, in a time of 31:05.62
• Won the Big South 10K title by seven seconds, becoming the first Liberty runner to win the event since Josh McDougal in 2007
• Clocked a personal-best 10K time of 30:27.90 at the IC4A Championship, placing ninth in both the race and in program history
• Stepped down to the 1,500-meter distance at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, where he clocked a 3:59.12 for third place

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Made his Liberty Flames debut at the Hokie Invitational, posting a time of 9:04.05 in the 3K for 27th place
• Finished sixth in the Big South 5K final, with a time of 15:01.65

2011 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty
• Ran a 15:40.07 in the 5K at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier, competing unattached

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Enrolled at Liberty for the spring 2011 semester
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty

Prep
• Graduated from Flamingo High School
• Previously attended Kapngetuny High School for two years
• Ran a time of 8:27 for the 3K

Personal
• Son of Paul and Rose Ngetich
• Accounting major
• Birthday is Oct. 10

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,000 - 2:44.51 (Indoor)
1,500 - 3:59.12
Mile - 4:32.33 (Indoor)
3K - 9:04.05 (Indoor)
5K - 14:41.98 (Indoor)
10K - 30:27.90

Big South Individual Titles (1)
2012 Outdoor 10K

All-Big South Honors (2)
2012 Outdoor 10K - 1st
2012 Cross Country – 4th