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Edward Kemboi
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Cheptil High
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Kemboi Photos
Edward Kemboi
Release: 03/06/2011

Awards & Honors:
2015 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor 800-Meter Run Champion
Six-time All-American
Seven-time Big 12 Champion
2015 Big 12 Indoor Performer of the Year
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2015)

Personal Records

400m 47.94 2015 Outdoor
800m 1:45.58 2015 Outdoor
  1:45.98 2014 Indoor
1000m 2:21.89 2013 Indoor
1500m 3:46.30 2012 Outdoor

2015 NCAA Champion in the 800-meter run, completing the season sweep … became the third male in Cyclone track and field history to sweep an individual national title across the indoor and outdoor seasons … in the prelims at the NCAA Championships, earned the top seed by breaking the school record in the 800 of 1:45.58, which Kemboi previously held at 1:46.06 … school record time was the fastest ever run in a qualifying heat at the NCAA Championships … prior to Eugene, was fastest qualifier in the 800 at the NCAA West Preliminaries, finishing in 1:46.23 … earned his third Big 12 title in the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championships … also led-off for sixth-place 4x400 relay squad at the conference championships … finished fifth in his section of the men’s 800-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invitational, all four finishers ahead of him were professional runners … member of Iowa State’s distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays … competed in the 400-meter dash at the Sun Angel Track Classic, clocking a personal best of 47.94.

Indoor: Earned his first career national title in the 800-meter run, becoming Iowa State’s first men’s indoor national champion since 1993 and first indoor half-mile national champ since 1984 … completed the race with one of the best times of his career, clocking in at 1:46.05 … in prelims, was the top qualifier in 1:48.04 … started out the NCAA Championships by leading off for the third-place distance medley relay team … finished ISU career as member of three-fastest distance medley relay teams in program history … swept the 800 and 1,000-meter runs at the Big 12 Championships, earning the sweep in the middle distance events for the second consecutive season … also finished fifth in the men’s DMR, running the lead off leg, at the conference championships … was member of school-record distance medley relay team at the Alex Wilson Classic … was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week after winning the 800-meter run at the Iowa State Classic … ran the 400-meter dash and led off the distance medley relay at the Razorback Invitational … claimed 800-meter run title at the Big 4 Duals.

XC: Finished 26th in his season debut, clocking a time of 25:33 and placing 26th overall in the Roy Griak Invitational 8K race ... sat out the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... returned to action at the Big 12 Championship, just missing All-Big 12 accolades with a 17th-place individual finish ... clocked a time of 24:46 at the conference race, helping the Cyclones to a third-place team finish ... one of four ISU runners to finish in the top-20 at the Big 12 Championsihp ... placed 32nd overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:49.5.

Outdoor: Competed at six meets over the outdoor slate … opened the outdoor season with a 1:46.14 at the Mt. SAC Relays, placing fifth and finishing as the No. 2 overall collegian in the competition … took second at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 1:48.47 … captured his fourth career Big 12 title, winning the 800m in 1:49.67 … notched the region’s top qualifying mark at the NCAA West Prelims, clocking a time of 1:47.40 to enter the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 overall seed … placed 15th at the national championships to earn second-team All-America honors.

Indoor: NCAA runner-up at the indoor national championships, crossing the line in 1:48.54 … opened the season with a then nation-leading time of 1:48.14 in the 800m at the Nittany Lion Challenge … posted a career-best and NCAA-leading 1:45.98 at the ISU Classic, a mark that ranked No. 3 in the world at the time and set a new program indoor record … became the first runner in Big 12 history to win both the 800m and 1000m at the same conference championship event, taking both titles within a span of 20 minutes … won four of six event titles over the season, never finishing outside of the top-three in the 800m … ran the 800m leg of the DMR at the ISU Classic, leading the team to a 9:38.49 finish to rank at No. 2 in program history … posted a mile time of 4:09.27 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

XC: Made his season debut at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing the 8K race in 24:43 ... Placed 17th at the Big 12 Championships, finishing in 23:44 ... Ran a 31:12 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 33rd overall.

Clocked a time of 1:51.47 in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championship meet ... finished eighth in the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championships in a time of 1:55.43 ... clocked a time of 1:48.19 in the 800-meter run at the ISU Clasic ... set a school record in the 1,000-meter run at the New Balance Invite with a time of 2:21.89 ... broke the school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:47.43 at the Bill Bergan Invite ... earned first in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:22.71 at the ISU Open ... placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.42 at the Holiday Preview.

XC: Top finisher for the Cyclones at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, earning All-Region honors ... placed 31st at the Big 12 Championships ... finished among the top 20 runners at the Griak invite ... competed unattached and placed fourth at the Cyclone classic with a time of 25:24.

Earned fifth in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:46.20 ... placed second at the NCAA Semifinals with a time of 1:46.20Q in the 800-meter run ... won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:46.65 at the Big 12 Outdoor Track ad Field Championships, placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:46.81 ... earned first at the Jim Duncan Invite in the 1,500-meter run with 3:46.64 and clocked 1:48.45 in the 800-meter run.

Indoor: Redshirted the indoor season ... competing unattached, won the 800-meter run at the NCAA Qualifier in a personal best 1:46.64 ... competing unattached, won the 1000-meter run at the ISU Open in 2:25.69

XC: Finished 28th at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... finished 35th at the Big 12 Championships ... finished 50th at the Roy Griak Invitational ... competed at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational ... competing unattached, finished seventh at the Iowa Intercollegiate.

Outdoor: Earned All-America honors finishing fifth in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... broke the school record in the 800-meter run (1:46.06) in the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... ran 1:47.25 in the 800-meter run quarterfinals at the NCAA West Regional ... earned All-Big 12 honors as runner-up in the 800-meter run and as part of the eighth-place finishing 4x400-meter relay team at the Big 12 Championships ... ran a personal best time in the 1,500-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays (3:50.03) …  was a member of the 4x1600 and distance medley relay teams at the Drake Relays.

Indoor: Finished 11th in the 800-meter run (1:53.29) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships … ran a personal-best time in the 800-meter run (1:50.02) at the ISU Classic.

Born December 9, 1993 ... son of Ernest and Cecilia Kogo ... biochemistry major.

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