Accolades: XC: All-Freshman SEC (2006) All-SEC (2006, 2007, 2008) All-South Region (2006, 2007, 2008) SEC Champion (2007) Two-Time SEC Athlete of the Week (2006, 2007) SEC Athlete of the Year (2007)
Track: Indoor SEC Freshman Athlete of the Year (2007) Indoor SEC Champion, Mile (2007) Indoor All-SEC, Mile (2007) Indoor All-SEC, 3,000m (2007) Indoor All-SEC, DMR (2009) Indoor NCAA Qualifier, Mile (2007) Indoor NCAA Qualifier, 3,000m (2009) Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 5,000m (2007, 2008) Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 5,000m (2007, 2008, 2009)
All-Time Rank at Alabama: Indoor Mile - 4th Indoor 3,000m - 5th Indoor 5,000m - 5th Indoor DMR - 4th Outdoor 1,500m - 2nd Outdoor 5,000m - 2nd
Career Bests: 800m - 1:51.64 1,500m - 3:42.02 Mile - 4:01.63 3,000m - 7:57.60 5,000m - 13:43.15 8k XC - 23:19 10k XC - 30:10.23
Junior (2008-09): Competed in six races for the Tide and led the team at the NCAA Championships...finished in third place at the Crimson Classic...placed 11th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational and ninth at Pre-Nationals...posted a season best 8,000m time of 23:31.26 at the SEC Championships where he finished fifth earning All-SEC honors... member of the SEC Championship team that ended Arkansas' 34-year title streak...finished in 11th place at the NCAA South Region Championships to garner All-South Region honors...ran a season best 10,000m time of 30:25.00 to finish 48th at the NCAA Championships...finished eighth in the 3,000m (8:08.47) and ran the 1,600m leg of the DMR that finished second with a time of 9:47.66 to earn All-SEC at the SEC Indoor Championships...posted a personal best time of 7:57.60 in the 3,000m at the Alex Wilson Invitational that ranked fourth in the SEC...finished 10th in the 3,000m (8:03.73) at the NCAA Indoor Championships...finished fifth in the 1,500m (3:46.37) and eighth in the 5,000m (14:16.95) at the SEC Outdoor Championships...posted a personal best time of 1:51.64 in the 800m at the Florida Relays...ran a personal best 5,000m time of 13:43.15 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational that ranked second in the SEC...placed ninth in the 5,000m at the Mideast Regional running a time of 14:23.20...finished 15th in the 5,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 14:23.13.
Sophomore (2007-08): Led the Tide to a first place finish with a victory at the Crimson Classic for the second consecutive year...finished third at the 8,000m NCAA Pre-National Meet with a career best time of 23:19...won the SEC Cross Country Championship earning All-SEC and leading the team to a third place finish...won the Male SEC Cross Country Athlete of the Year...placed second at the NCAA South Regional running a career best 10,000m time of 30:10.23 earning All-South Region...member of the cross country team that finished sixth at the 2007 NCAA Championships...ran a 4:01.63 at the Washington Husky Invite...finished fourth and eighth in the mile and 3,000m, respectively, at the Indoor SEC Championships...led Alabama in the 1,500m and ran a career best 3:42.02 at the Sun Angel Classic...Alabama's second best 5,000m runner with a time of 13:45.84...finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Outdoor SEC Championships...finished fifth in the 5,000m at the Mideast Region Championships...placed 11th in the 5,000m at the Outdoor NCAA Championships...ranked fifth in the SEC in the mile during the indoor season...ranked second and third in the SEC in the 1,500m and 5,000m, respectively, during the outdoor season.
Freshman (2006-07): Won the Crimson Classic for his first of two consecutive wins to start his career...was the SEC Runner of the Week for two straight weeks...named All-SEC and All-Freshman SEC in cross-country with a 10th place finish at the SEC Cross Country Championships...named All-South Region...won the mile at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:01.74...finished second in the 3,000m at the SEC Indoor Championships...awarded the SEC Indoor Freshman Athlete of the Year...missed All-American honors by on spot placing ninth in the mile at the Indoor NCAA Championships as the only underclassman in finals...finished third in the 1,500m and 5,000m at SEC Outdoor Championships...finished eighth in the 5,000m at the Mideast Regional meet to qualify for the Outdoor NCAA Championships.
Prep and Personal: District cross-country champion...Member of 2004 and 2005 District Champion 1600m relay squad...Earned "Position One" distinction in athletics and math...Also competed in soccer, volleyball and track and field in high school, including the long jump and steeple chase...Birthday: April 14, 1988...Parents: Bernard and Pilista Koech...Siblings: Hillary, Julius, Dominik, John, Steve ...Birthday: April 14, 1988...Majoring in Business.