Gilbert Kemboi
Gilbert Kemboi
Height: 5-9
Weight: 120
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
Position: Distance
Major: Sociology
Last School: Kapngetuny HS

2011 Indoor: Recorded a time of 8:26.31 in the 3,000-meter Feb. 18 at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. … Posted a time of 14:36.46 in the 5,000-meter at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn. Feb. 5.

2010 XC: Named to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team as a sophomore … Finished first in four of five races, including the A-Sun Championship Oct. 30 with a time of 24:00.84 … Topped the Upstate record books with a time of 23:22.28 at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2, taking third … Crossed the line in 23:58.79 at the Clemson meet Sept. 17 … Posted a time of 23:59.97 at the Upstate Invitational Oct. 16 … Recorded a time of 24:13 at the Eye Opener Sept. 5.

2010 Indoor: Upstate’s top runner in the mile, 3000m and 5000m with times of 4:20.30 (2/12), 8:23.37 (2/26) and 14:35.19 (1/23), respectively.

2010 Outdoor: Redshirted the outdoor season.

2009 XC: Top performer all season for the Spartans ... In Upstate's six meets, he record three victories and three second-place finishes ... Finished second at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) ... Earned all-conference and all-freshman honors, as well as being named A-Sun Freshman of the Year ... Finished first at the Wofford Relays (9/1) and became the first Spartan male to ever win the Eye Opener (9/5), as he set a school record with a time of 25:00 ... Finished second at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational (9/18) and the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) ... Broke his own school record with a time of 24:28.40 at the Charlotte Invitational ... Finished first at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) ... Owns the top-four times in school history ... Earned three A-Sun Runner of the Week awards (9/9, 9/23, 10/7).

Before USC Upstate: Participated in track and field at Kapngetuny HS ... Posted a time of 8:36.90 in the 3,000 meters and a time of 15:29.66 in the 5,000 meters during time trials.

Personal: Born on May 14, 1986 ... Son of Samwel Yego and Esther Kemboi ... Has three sisters and two brothers ... Favorite food is ugali ... Favorite book is Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias ... Favorite movie is "The Wedding Planner" ... Favorite TV Show is "Tahidi High" ... Favorite singer is Emmy Kosgei ... Favorite song is "Toror" ... Favorite actor is Will Smith ... Admires P.L.O. Lumumba ... Favorite sports figure is David Rudisha ... Favorite season is winter ... Dream job is to be a lecturer ... Enjoys reading and listening to music ... Favorite quote is "keep the main thing the main thing."