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Sammy Kiprotich
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Tambach HS
Major: Pub. Health Edu./Promo (3.16)
Sammy Kiprotich
Courtesy: Alexis Yoskovich/CMU Athletics
Release: 07/06/2010

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Scored in both the 10,000m (sixth; 31:07.51) and 5000m (seventh; 14:52.18) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … took third in the 10,000m with a career-best 30:04.14 at the Gina Relays.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field):
Ran a season-best 14:54.41 in the 5000m at the GVSU Big Meet.

2009 (Cross Country): Earned first-team All-MAC honors after finishing seventh at the MAC Championships (26:07.1) … took 41st at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:15.71) … named Academic All-MAC.

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Second team All-MAC performer outdoors after finishing runner-up in the 10,000m at the MAC Outdoor Championships (30:46.22) … also scored in the 5000m at the conference meet (14:44.10) … named Academic All-MAC … finished 11th in the 5000m with a season-best 14:36.47 at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2009 (Indoor Track and Field):
Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships in the 5000m (14:47.96) … took ninth in the 3000m at the Simmons/Harvey Invitational (8:43.84).

2008 (Cross Country): Earned first team All-MAC honors after a seventh-place finish at the MAC Championships (24:49.2) … Academic All-MAC selection … took 39th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:23.20).

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field): Scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m with a sixth-place finish (31:03.16) … took second place in the 10,000m at the Sea Ray Relays (31:07.33) … came in third place in the 5000m at the Gina Relays (14:58.99).

2008 (Indoor Track and Field):
Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships in the 5000m after finishing in fifth place (14:56.05) … took home sixth place in the mile run at the Jack Skoog Open (4:25.58) … … won the 3000m at the CMU Open (8:41.21).

2007 (Cross Country):
Second team All-MAC performer … finished 13th at the MAC Championships (25:22) … was CMU’s top runner in two of the five meets he competed … took second in the 8K at the Michigan Intercollegiates (26:39), third at the Great American Cross Country Festival (25:54) and sixth at the Western Ontario Invitational (32:25) … finished 45th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:00.42).

Career Bests— 1500m (3:55.75); 5000m (14:36.47); 10,000m (30:04.14); 5K (14:56); 8K (25:32); 10K (31:25).