Cross Country Personal Bests 8K: 23:11.4 Oct. 14, 2017 - Pre-Nationals Louisville, Ky. 10K: 28:57.0 Nov. 10, 2017 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship Earlysville, Va. ASUN Cross Country Championship (8K) 2018 (Bronx, N.Y.): 1st place, 25:03.7 (Runner of the Year, 1st Team All-Conference) Big South Cross Country Championship (8K) 2015 (Spartanburg, S.C.): 5th place, 24:38.40 (All-Big South) 2016 (Swannanoa, N.C.): 4th place, 25:33.89 (All-Big South) 2017 (Lynchburg, Va.): 2nd place, 24:16.3 (All-Big South) NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K) 2015 (Earlysville, Va.): 68th place, 31:19.6 2016 (Earlysville, Va.): 31st place, 30:16.6 2017 (Earlysville, Va.): 3rd place, 28:57.0 (All-Region) 2018 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 7th place, 30:01.4 (All-Region) NCAA National Championship (10K) 2017 (Louisville, Ky.): 25th place, 29:46.46 (All-America) 2018 (Madison, Wis.): 81st place, 30:28.6 Top Track Times at Liberty 1,500: 4:10.44 Mile: 4:11.87 3K: 8:07.04 5K: 13:55.74 10K: 29:05.57 2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.) • His lone 5K of the season resulted in a time of 14:19.61 for third place in the Big South final • For the second straight season, placed 13th in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round 10K, one spot away from qualifying to Eugene • After missing two and a half months of competition due to injury, returned with a season-best 29:27.40 10K for third place at the Virginia Challenge • USTFCCCA All-Academic Team • Big South Presidential Honor Roll member
2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.) • Recorded three straight personal bests before suffering a season-ending injury • Opened his year with a personal-best 4:11.87 mile clocking (No. 8 all-time at Liberty) at the Liberty Kickoff • Improved his 3K best to 8:07.04 on a 200-meter flat track at the Camel City Invitational, ranking No. 4 on the Flames' all-time list • Ran a lifetime-best 13:55.74 5K at the Iowa State Classic. Only NCAA national champions Sam Chelanga and Josh McDougal have ever run faster as Flames.
2017 Cross Country (Jr.) • Earned his first All-America honor with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, becoming Liberty's first men's cross country All-American since 2010 • Came in third at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships in a 10K time of 28:57.0 which ranks him No. 2 in program history and earned his first all-region medal • Big South runner-up • Pre-Nationals fourth-place finisher with an 8K time (23:11.4) which ranks No. 3 in program history • Named Big South Runner of the Week on Oct. 4, following his Paul Short Run runner-up finish • Won his first collegiate cross country individual title in the first race ever held at the Liberty Cross Country Course, the Liberty Big South Preview 2017 Outdoor Track & Field (So.) • Placed 22nd in the NCAA Division I 5K national final, capping off a breakthrough season • Came in fifth in the 5K at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet, becoming the first Flame to qualify for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the men's 5K since Sam Chelanga in 2011 • Missed out on the NCAA Division I 10K national final by just one place and 3.38 seconds at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet • Big South 10K runner-up • Opened his season with a personal-best 29:05.57 in the Raleigh Relays 10K. That ranks No. 3 in program history, trailing only Sam Chelanga and Josh McDougal. • Also climbed to No. 5 on Liberty's all-time 5K list, thanks to his 14:00.29 effort at the Virginia Challenge which earned him Big South Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors on April 26 • Big South Presidential Honor Roll member 2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (So.) • Won both of his 5K races on the year, including the IC4A final (personal-best 14:11.36) and the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (facility-record 14:29.50) • Joined Josh McDougal (2007) and Evans Kigen (2010) as the Flames' only IC4A indoor 5K champions in program history • Placed third in the Big South 3K and sixth in the IC4A 3K (personal-best 8:12.03) • Opened his season with a personal-best 4:17.10 mile at the Liberty Kickoff 2016 Cross Country (So.) • Saved the best two races of his sophomore season for the two biggest meets • Placed fourth at the Big South Championship (second on the team), improving one spot from the 2015 Big South meet • Finished a career-best 31st at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship (second on the team), lowering his 10K personal best to 30:16.6 in the process and helping the Flames finish ninth as a team 2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.) • Scored points in the Big South 10K (seventh place) and 5K (eighth place) finals • Won the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational 5K with a season-best time of 14:56.89 2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.) • Came in third in the Big South 5K final and sixth in the 3K, placing as the top freshman in both races • Opened his collegiate career with a 5K time of 14:55.21 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup 2015 Cross Country (Fr.) • Came in fifth overall, including second on the team and second among all freshmen, at the Big South Championship for All-Big South honors • 11th-fastest freshman at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, where he finished 68th overall • Liberty's No. 1 runner at each of his first three collegiate races (UVa Duals, Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational and Pre-Nationals black race) • UVa Duals runner-up, earning Big South Runner of the Week honors on Sept. 9 • Placed 28th at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational and 10th in the Pre-Nationals black race, leading the Flames to the Pre-Nationals team title • 8K time of 24:15.1 at Pre-Nationals was the fastest by a Flame in 2015 Prep • Graduated from Uasin Gishu High School Personal • Son of Lazarus Kipkirwa and Ruth Jemutai Enock • Birthday is Sept. 7 • Nursing major