Silas Kemboi – Lubbock, Texas


Silas Kemboi is a distance runner on the Texas Tech University team.

Silas Kemboi2010 OUTDOOR: Competed in the 800M and 1500M … season bests of 1:53.83 in the 800M and 3:51.09 in the 1500M … ran on the 4x1500M relay that ran a 15:41.41 at the Texas Relays … ran on the distance medley relay at the Texas Relays that ran a 9:49.75.

2010 INDOOR: All-Big 12 as a member of the distance medley relay … season bests of 1:50.33 in the 800m, 4:09.47 in the mile and 8:24.61 in the 3000M … won the 3000M at the Texas Tech Invite … placed second in the 800M at the Texas A&M Invite … set school record as member of the distance medley relay at 9:45.21.

2009 OUTDOOR: Member of the 4x1500M relay that ran an 15:58.57 at the Texas Relays placing second … season best of 1:51.62 in the 800M and 3:58.60 in teh 1500M.

2009 INDOOR: Member of the All-Big 12 distance medley relay team … ran the 1000M and 3000M at the Big 12 Championships as well … season best of 2:227.96 in the 1000M … season best of 4;11.29 in the mile at the Tyson Invitational … member of the 4x800M relay team that ran a 7:57.53.

2008 OUTDOOR: Competed in the Big 12 Championships in the 1500M … placed second at the ACU Invitational with a season-best time of 1:49.77 in the 800M … placed second at the Red Raider Open in the 800M event … placed second in the 5000M at the Bayou Classic with a time of 14:38.45 … finished third at the Red Raider Open in the 1500M … member of the distance medley relay finishing third at the Texas Relays.

2008 INDOOR: Earned All-Conference honors at the Big 12 Championships in the 1000M with a third-place finish and time of 2:27.64 … earned All-Conference honors at the Big 12 Championships as member of the distance medley relay finishing second … set a new school record as member of the distance medley relay at the Arkansas Last Chance with a time of 9:45.93 … member of the winning distance medley relay at the Texas Tech Invitational … won the Texas Tech Invitational in the mile event … finished second in the 800M at the Texas Tech Invitational with a mark of 1:53.17.

2007:Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Patrick’s High School in Iten, Kenya… Represented the high school at district levels… Named all-district.

PERSONAL: Born July 7, 1986, in Iten, Kenya, to Joseph Kemboi and Penina Lagat… Father works as a farmer and mother works at Kenya Air Ports Authority… Has two brothers and two sisters: Hillary (25), Lucas (10), Viola (4) and Emanuel (2)… Interests include running and listening to reggae music… Majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry… Future plans include applying for medical school.

Source: Texas Tech University

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