Every time, he ran so well he earned the honor All-American – the first runner at UNCG to be named an All-American.
This fall, he dealt with an injury. But his eye was on his goal. On Nov. 17, he once again ran alongside the best in the nation. Last fall, he finished 13th nationally in the Cross Country National race. This year, he was 10th, setting a personal-best mark. Once again, he is an All-American.
His time of 29:29.80 in the 10,000-meter race surpassed his previous top marks by almost seven seconds.
As noted in the spring UNCG Magazine piece “Health Conscious Running,” he is majoring in Public Health. He hopes to ultimately work to improve health care in his home country of Kenya.
Paul Katam, who advanced to Nationals this fall for the first time, finished 77th. Katam, a pre-nursing major, plans to attend graduate school, then return to Kenya to improve health care as well.