Patrick Kimeli
Patrick Kimeli
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Kipsangui HS
Position: Distance

2010 Cross Country: Became the third Islanders runner in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships (11/22) finishing 104th with a time of 31:13.2 ... finished seventh at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/13) with a time of 30:27.8 ... named 2010 Southland Conference Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... third runner in program history to finish as the top overall finisher at the Southland Conference Championships (10/28) with a time of 24:47.0 ... finished 26th at the Chile Pepper Invitational (10/16) with a time of 30:18.16 ... posted a first-place finish at the Islanders Splash (9/24) with a time of 25:26 ... finished second overall finish at the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic (9/17) with a time of 14:52.1 ... ran in all seven meets during the season.

2010 Outdoor Track: Competed in six meets during the outdoor season ... ran the 5000m, 3000m and 1500m ... finished second at the Cactus Cup (3/20) in the 1500m with a time of 4:06.02 and third in the same event at the Trinity Uni. Alumni Classic (4/10) with a time of 4:00.84 ... qualified for the Southland Conference outdoor championships (5/14) in the 5000m.

2010 Indoor Track: ran in two indoor meets both in the mile ... his best finish came at the Texas Tech Invite (1/22) when he finished ninth with a time of 4:21.06

2009 Cross Country: Competed in all six meets including the regional championships ... was the team's top individual finisher in the last four meets of the year ... highest finish was fourth at the Islander Splash ... recorded his fastest time at the Southland Championships with a time of 25:03.

High School: Raced for Mwongoi Chumo at Kipsangui High School in Eldoret, Kenya ... guided the Leopards to the top three finishes in their district his final three seasons, including district championship in 2006 ... named top athlete at Kipsangui in 2006 ... won individual district title in the 2,000 in 2005 and holds school record in the 10,000.

Personal: Born Patrick Kimeli Samoei on July 10, 1988, in Eldoret, Kenya ... son of Chesire and Esther Kimeli ... has six siblings ... major is accounting.