Athletic Hall of Fame

Boaz Kisang Cheboiywo

Boaz Kisang Cheboiywo

Sport(s): Cross Country, Track

Graduating Class: 2003

Induction Class: 2014

Two-time NCAA Champion in cross country and 10,000m on the track in 2001 and 2002...In 2001, was honored as the NCAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year...Seven-time NCAA All-American and 10-time Mid-American Conference Champion...Named four-time MAC Most Valuable Performance in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track championships...Helped EMU to a third place team finish in the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships...Spent over 10 years running professionally for Nike and his native country of Kenya...Featured in a Nike commercial for the 2008 Olympics with famous Nike sponsored athletes including: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Roger Federer...Selected to represent Kenya in the 3,000m at the Indoor Track Championship in Budapest, Hungry after posting the second-fastest time in the world behind legendary runner Haile Gebreselasie of Ethiopia...Selected to represent Kenya at the Penn Relays in 2006, 2007 and 2008; during the famous USA vs. World Penn Relays, he led his Kenyan team to victory in 2008 and finished third in both 2006 and 2007...Finished in the top eight in the 3,000m steeple-chase and 10,000m events at the Kenyan Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004, and 2008. Career Personal Best Times: 1,500m - 3:35 (2005 Adidas Classic, Carson City, California); Mile - 3:52 (2006 USA vs. World Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); 3,000m - 7:35 (2004 Tyson Foods Invitational, Fayetteville, Arkansas); 2 mile - 8:11 (2005 Nike Prefontaine Classic, Eugene, Oregon); 5,000m - 13:19 (2008 Jordan Invitational, Palo Alto, California); 10,000m - 27:44 (2008 Neerpelt, Belgium); Half-marathon - 61:34 (2008 Philadelphia Distance Run, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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