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Andrew Kirwa
Andrew Kirwa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Kapsabet

Event:
Distance



05/03/2012

Alabama Student-Athletes Set to Receive Degrees during Commencement Weekend

The Crimson Tide is slated to graduate nine student-athletes that have been a part of two national championships during their careers and more than 75 overall

Career Bests
Track
• 1,500 meters - 3:51.18
• Mile - 4:10.26
• 3,000 meters - 8:11.49
• 3,000-meter steeplechase - 9:00.11
• 5,000 meters - 14:00.20
• 10,000 meters - 29:19.58

Cross Country
• 5 kilometers - 15:16
• 8 kilometers - 23:53.05
• 10 kilometers - 30:21.24

Senior (2010-11)
Did not compete.

Junior (2009-10)
Outdoor Season
Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the SEC Championship with a personal best time of 9:00.11 ... finished third at the Florida Relays with a season-best time of 14:23.13.

Cross Country
Competed in six of seven races for the Tide during the cross country season, leading the team in one ... finished seventh at the Crimson Classic ... posted a season-best 8-kilometer time of 24:24.95 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational where he finished 31st ... finished 18th at the SEC Cross Country Championships as the team won the title ... turned in a sixth place finish at the NCAA South Region Championships to earn his third consecutive All-South Region honor while leading the team to the title with his personal best 10,000 meters time of 30:11.19 ... placed 118th as Alabama's sixth runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 31:05.7 ... helped the Tide to its highest NCAA finish ever in third.

Sophomore (2008-09)
Track Season
Ran a season-best 10,000m time of 31:02.90 at the NCAA Championships ... finished seventh in the 5,000m at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 14:06.02 and ran the 1,200m leg of the DMR that finished second with a time of 9:47.66 to earn All-SEC ... placed seventh in the 3,000m (8:11.49) at the Meyo Invitational ... ran a personal-best time of 14:00.20 in the 5,000m at the Husky Classic that ranked fifth in the SEC ... placed eighth in the 1,500m seeded race (3:51.18) at the Drake Relays.

Cross Country
Competed in six cross country races for the Tide, scoring in every race ... finished in fifth place at the Crimson Classic ... posted a career-best 8,000m time of 23:53.05 at the SEC Championships where he finished 10th earning All-SEC honors ... member of the SEC Championship team that ended Arkansas' 34-year title streak ... also earned All-South Region honors at the NCAA South Region Championships with an 18th-place finish.

Freshman (2006-07)
Track Season
Finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Indoor SEC Championships ... finished eighth in the 10,000m at the Outdoor SEC Championships ... second-fastest time in the mile for Alabama indoors ... third best for Alabama in the 5,000m, 10,000m and 3,000m steeplechase outdoors ... eighth fastest 5,000m time in the SEC indoors ... fifth fastest 10,000m time in the SEC outdoors.

Cross Country
Finished second overall in his first collegiate race at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Invitational with a career-best 15:16 ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... finished sixth at the Crimson Classic ... ran a career-best 23:54 in the 8,000m at the Dellinger Invitational ... earned All-SEC and was the top freshman to finish with a seventh place finish at the SEC Cross Country Championships ... named the SEC Freshman of the Year ... finished fourth at the South Region Cross Country Championships with a personal-best 10,000m time of 30:21.24 ... member of the cross country team that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Coach Kogo ... District Champion in cross country ... also played handball and soccer ... son of Cornelius and Leah Kirwa ... majoring in nursing ... relative of professional runners George Kirwa and Elisha Kosgei.

     
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