BANGKOK, Thailand- Rising sophomore Emmanuel Bor and rising junior Augustus Maiyo completed competition with impressive finishes at the World University Games in Bangkok.
Bor set a personal record to reach the finals in the 1,500 meter race and set another personal record in the finals at 3:41.65, which earned him a fourth place finish. Bor was in second place headed into the last 100 meters of the race, but was unable to hold off the other runners in the last 50 meters.
Maiyo turned in a time of 8:35.13 in the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase, which was good for a fifth place finish. His time was one-hundredth of a second slower than the time he turned in to win the NCAA Mideast Regional this past season.
Bor, turned in a stellar freshman season at the Capstone this past season. He was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year for the indoor season, SEC indoor champion in the mile, three-time NCAA National Qualifier, three time All-SEC and two time All-Regional as a freshman for the Tide.
In Maiyo’s two years as a member of the Crimson Tide he has been a NCAA All-American, SEC Champion, Cross Country Freshman of the year in 2006, four time NCAA national qualifier, four time All-SEC, three time All-Regional and 2007 Mideast Regional Champion.
Both Maiyo and Bor are members of the Crimson Tide cross country team that will begin the 2007 season this September.