Terah Kipchiris
Terah Kipchiris


Kitale, Kenya

High School:
Saboti Secondary

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 130



17 Chanticleers Named to Big South Cross Country All-Decade Teams

Coastal's 17 selections are the most by any Big South institution

School record-holder in the 8,000m and 10,000m in cross country events and 5,000m and 3,000 meter steeplechase record holder in track events... Also a member of school record holding 4x800-meter relay team... Conference record holder in 3,000m steeplechase... Fall 2004: All-Big South Cross Country Member...Named the Big South Cross CountryRunner of the Week (9-15)... Won Individual Title at UNCW Invitational and Tar Heel Challenge... Finished in sixth place at Great Ameriican Cross Country Festival... Lead Coastal to second place finish at North Carolina Collegiate Cross Country Championships... Led Coastal to third place finish with an individual second place finish at the Big South Champions...Earned place on Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team... 2003-04: CoSIDA Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Academic All-District III honoree... Cross Country and track and field team MVP... NCAA East Regional qualifier (3,000 meters steeplechase)... Big South champion and All-Conference honoree in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs... Big South Outstanding Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week (4-7)... Earned US Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American honors... Finished 102nd at the NCAA Cross Championships with a time of 30:53.1... Ran 10,000 meters in 30:10.3 at the NCAA Southeast Regional, placing fifth and qualifying for the NCAA National Championships for the second straight season and earnied All-Region honors for the second consecutive season... Won the individual Big South Conference title for the second consecutive season as well, running the 8K course in 25:05.00 and earning Men's Runner of the Year and All-Conference accolades... Finished second in the open division of the ECU Invitational and at the Auburn Invitational... Won the University division of the Great American Cross Country Festival, helping the Chants to a sixth place-finish in a field of 21 teams... Won the CCU Invitational and the College of Charleston Invitational... 2002-03: Redshirted the outdoor track season due to injury... Earned All-Region honors in his first season at Coastal by finishing fifth at the NCAA Southeast Cross Country Regional in 30:09... Placed 70th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the first Coastal men's cross country or track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships... Was the 2002 Big South Individual Cross Country champion and Runner of the Year, and was named to the Big South All-Academic team... Ran PR of 24:06 at Auburn... Prior to Coastal: Transferred from Kenyatta University in Kenya... Held the school record in distance, setting it at the East African Varsity Games... Named to the All-East African First Team... Also named to the All-Academic Varsity Track Team... Set personal-bests of 14:16 in the 5,000 meters, 30:13 in the 10,000 meters and 8:50 in the steeplechase... Earned All-Academic honors and served as a peer counselor... High School: A 1998 graduate of Saboti Secondary... Personal: Full name: Terah Mwotei Kipchiris... Born: 4-24-80... Son of John and Mary Kipchiris... Majoring in psychology... Was named to the Dean's List in the Fall of 2002 and the President's List in the Spring of 2003.



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