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Abraham Kutingala
Abraham Kutingala

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Narok, Kenya

High School:
Mangu

Event:
Junior



Accolades:
XC:
• All-SEC (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
• All-South Region (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Track:
• Indoor NCAA Qualifier, 5000m (2006)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 10000m (2005)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 3000m Steeplechase (2005)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 10000m (2006)
• Outdoor All-SEC, 3000m Steeplechase (2008)
• Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 3000m Steeplechase (2008)

All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Outdoor 10,000m - 6th

Career Bests:
• 3,000m - 8:26.87
• 5,000m - 14:20.34
• 3,000m Steeplechase - 8:59.83
• 8k XC -23:43.25
• 10k XC - 30:31.51

SENIOR (2008-09): Competed in six cross country races for the Tide, scoring in each...finished in fourth place at the Crimson Classic...finished in 10th place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational...set a career best by 16 seconds in the 8k at the SEC Championships with a time of 23:43.25 where he finished ninth... member of the SEC Championship team that ended Arkansas' 34-year title streak...placed 10th at the NCAA South Region Championships and became the first Alabama athlete to be All-SEC and All-South Region four straight years...finished 107th at the NCAA Championships with a 10k season best time of 30:57.80

JUNIOR (2007-08): Finished third at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Invitational...finished fifth at the Crimson Classic...ran a career best 8k time of 23:59 at the Dellinger Invitational...placed fourth at the SEC Cross Country Championships to earn his third straight All-SEC in XC...also earned his third straight All-South Region accolade finishing sixth for the third straight year as well at the NCAA South Region Championships...member of the cross-country team that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships...finished in seventh place in the 3000m steeplechase at the Outdoor SEC Championships...placed sixth in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships...Alabama's second best runner in the 3000m steeplechase...turned in the sixth fastest 3000m steeplechase time in the SEC outdoors

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Placed sixth at both the SEC Cross Country Championships and South Regional Cross Country Championships to earn All-SEC and All-South Region... finished third in both the 10000m and 3000m steeplechase at the Outdoor SEC Championships... Mideast Regional Qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase and an NCAA qualifier in the 10000m

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Finished 12th at the SEC Cross Country Championships to earn All-SEC...finished sixth at the 2005 NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships to earn All-South Region...NCAA provisional qualifier in the 5000m during the indoor season

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in decathlon while in high school...Personal best of 14:43 in the 5000m in high school...Personal best of 8:53 in the 3000m...Birthday: September 23, 1985...Parents: Haron and Mary Kutingala...Majoring in Nursing