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Ngetich Kipchirchir

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

Previous School: Flamingo HS

Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

Cross Country Personal Bests
8K: 24:08.5
Oct. 12, 2012 – Royal Cross Country Challenge
Charlotte, N.C.

10K: 30:48.17
Nov. 9, 2012 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Charlotte, N.C.

Big South Cross Country Championship (8K)
2012 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 4th place, 24:44.64 (Big South Freshman of the Year, All-Big South)
2013 (Buena Vista, Va.): 17th place, 27:14.73

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K)
2012 (Charlotte, N.C.): 26th place, 30:48.17
2013 (Earlysville, Va.): 82nd place, 31:04.7

Top Track Times at Liberty
1K: 2:44.51
1,500: 3:59.12
Mile: 4:32.33
3K: 9:04.05
5K: 14:41.98
10K: 30:27.90

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Came in fifth in the Big South 5K final
• Raced to a personal-best 5K time of 14:41.98 at the IC4A meet, placing 20th

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