Emmanuel Kirwa
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya
Other College: Benedict College
Experience: 2 Letters
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Cross Country:
Won his third consecutive Southern Conference Cross Country title and was named the league's Runner of the Year ... Earned NCAA All-Region honors with an eighth place finish in the South Region race and qualified for the NCAA National Championships ... just missed all-American honors finishing 47th out of 246 runners.
Indoor Track:
Earned all-conference honors with a third place finish in the 5000 meter run at the SoCon Championships
Outdoor Track:
Named all-conference for his runner-up finish in the 5000 meter run at the league championships ... earned all-conference honors with a third place finish in the 10,000 meter race at the SoCon championships.

Cross Country:
Repeated as the Southern Conference Runner of the Year with back-to-back SoCon Cross Country titles ... earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Region meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with an 18th place finish ... finished in the top four in all four regular season meets including a runner-up finish at the Tennessee Tech Invitational ... bested his 10K time at the NCAA Region by nearly one minute.
Indoor Track:
Competed in both the 3000m and 5000m events in his first SoCon Championships ... won the 3000m at the MTSU Blue Raider Invitational ... posted three top three finishes in the regular season.
Outdoor Track:
Earned all-conference honors in the 5000 meter finals at the SoCon Championships with a third place finish ... just missed all-conference honors in the 3000m Steeplechase with a fourth place finish.

Cross Country:
Claimed the 2008 Southern Conference title in men's cross country ... named the league's Male Runner of the Year ... earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Region meet in Knoxville, Tenn., with a 17th place finish ... had top 10 finishes in all four regular season meets including runner-up finishes at the Great American in Birmingham, Ala., and the Front Runner Invitational in Chattanooga ... had personal records in the 8k at the league championships and in the 10k at the NCAA South Region championships ... named to Athletics Director's Honor Roll in the fall semester.

Benedict College
Was named the 2007 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Most Valuable Runner after winning the Division II South Regional Championship... Finished 57th at the 2007 Division II Cross Country National Championships... Named to SIAC All-Conference Team... Won the Augusta State Jaguar Invitational and the Morehouse/CAU Invitational in 2007.

Terige High School
Named outstanding athlete in cross country.

Born on Dec. 6 in Kapsabet, Kenya... Majoring in Electrical Engineering... Father is James K. Kirwa.


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