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Felix Kandie

Class: Junior Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Previous School: Simotwo High School Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 - 1:56.49
1,500 - 3:52.01
Mile - 4:09.57 (Indoor)
2K SC - 5:40.83
3K - 8:09.28 (Indoor)
3K SC - 8:42.43 (School Record)
5K - 14:36.14

NCAA Division I All-America Honors (1)
2019 Outdoor Steeplechase - 13th (Second Team)

ASUN Individual Titles (1)
2019 Outdoor Steeplechase

All-ASUN Honors (4)
2018 Cross Country - 11th
2019 Indoor Mile - 2nd
2019 Outdoor Steeplechase - 1st
2019 Cross Country - 2nd

2019 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Liberty's No. 1 runner in all six races, including his runner-up showing at the ASUN meet which earned first team all-conference honors
• Came in 42nd at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships
• Opened his season with back-to-back victories at the Liberty Challenge and FGCU Invitational
• Placed an impressive third at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, the best-ever individual finish by a Flame at the event
• Improved his 8K personal best to 24:06.1 at the Pre-National Invitational
• Four-time ASUN Men's Runner of the Week (Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Oct. 23)

2019 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• NCAA national qualifier in the steeplechase and finished 13th, one spot away from making the final
• Qualified for the national meet with a school and ASUN Conference-record steeplechase time of 8:42.43 at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet in just the third 3K steeplechase of his life
• ASUN steeplechase champion (meet-record 9:04.76) and fifth-place finisher at 1,500 meters
• ASUN Men's Track Athlete of the Week on April 24, following an 8:55.06 effort and second-place finish in his 3K steeplechase debut at the Virginia Challenge
• Came in second overall (first collegiate) in the FSU Relays 2K steeplechase in 5:40.83
• Lowered his 5K personal best to 14:36.14 at the Raleigh Relays

2019 Indoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• IC4A third-place finisher with a 3K personal-best time of 8:09.28
• Ran a Liberty freshman-record time of 4:09.57 for second place in the ASUN mile final
• Two-time ASUN Freshman of the Week (Jan. 30 and Feb. 13), thanks to a runner-up showing in the Liberty Kickoff mile (4:09.59) and a victory in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational 3K (8:16.44)

2018 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• Placed 11th at the ASUN meet, earning second team All-ASUN and ASUN All-Freshman team honors
• Crossed the line 61st at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Opened his season with a trio of top-10 finishes, including fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational, sixth at the Iona College Meet of Champions and second at the Queen City Invite
• Ran a personal-best 8K time of 24:16 at the Queen City Invite

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South 1,500 sixth-place finisher and took 10th place in the 5K
• Dropped his 1,500 time from 4:03.18 at the season-opening CSU Spring Break Invitational to 3:52.01 in the Big South final less than two months later
• Top 5K clocking was 14:58.74 at the Raleigh Relays
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted
• Competing unattached, placed sixth in the Liberty Elite Invitational 3K in 8:36.60

2017 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Competed in just two races before his season was halted prematurely due to injury
• Finished sixth in his Flames debut at the Liberty Big South Preview
• Raced to a season-best 8K time of 25:20 at the Paul Short Run

Prep
• Graduated from Simotwo High School

Personal
• Son of Jonathan Kiptoo and Rose Jesang
• Birthday is March 15
• Major is aviation