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  Gilbert Kemboi

Gilbert Kemboi

Player Profile


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 120



2009 XC: Top performer all season for the Spartans ... In Upstate's six meets, he record three victories and three second-place finishes ... Finished second at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) ... Earned all-conference and all-freshman honors, as well as being named A-Sun Freshman of the Year ... Finished first at the Wofford Relays (9/1) and became the first Spartan male to ever win the Eye Opener (9/5), as he set a school record with a time of 25:00 ... Finished second at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational (9/18) and the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) ... Broke his own school record with a time of 24:28.40 at the Charlotte Invitational ... Finished first at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) ... Owns the top-four times in school history ... Earned three A-Sun Runner of the Week awards (9/9, 9/23, 10/7).

Before USC Upstate: Participated in track and field at Kangetuny HS ... Posted a time of 8:36.90 in the 3,000 meters and a time of 15:29.66 in the 5,000 meters during time trials.

Personal: Born on May 14, 1986 ... Son of Samwel Yego and Esther Kemboi ... Has five sisters and four brothers ... Favorite food is ugali ... Favorite book is "Understanding the Power of Man" ... Favorite movie is "Vietnam" ... Favorite TV Show is "Tahidi High" ... Favorite singer is Rose Muhando ... Favorite song is "Son of Man" ... Enjoys reading, listening to music and making friends.

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