Top 10 UA times for Kemboi, Kiprop at Stanford Invitational

STANFORD, Calif. –Ideal conditions Friday night at the Stanford Invitational generated a pair of Arkansas top-10 performances by Amon Kemboi and Patrick Kiprop as they raced the 5,000m and 10,000m distances respectively.

With temperatures in the mid-50s and no wind, both the 5,000m and 10,000m Invitational sections performed well for the Razorbacks races.

Kemboi clocked 13:30.96 in the 5,000m to start his outdoor campaign, moving to No. 10 on the UA all-time list, as he placed sixth in the a strong squad.

Stanford swept the top three spots with Ky Robinson (13:23.61), Charles Hicks (13:24.58) and Cole Sprout (13:27.02). This was followed by Andrew Kent of Colorado (13:28.28) and Michael Power of Tulsa (13:29.57).

In his 10,000m debut on the track, Kiprop placed eighth with a time of 28:21.11, which ranks him No. 7 on the UA all-time list.

Germany’s Mohamed Mohumed took the win in 28:13.83 while Alabama‘s Victor Kiprop was top middle schooler in 28:15.72 with BYU’s Casey Clinger third in 28:16.15.

Arkansas teammates also competed in the 10,000m, including Emmanuel Cheboson, who set a career best 28:38.70 to place 19andwith Jacob McLeod with a career best 29:04.04 to place 26and and Myles Richter in 29:26.28 to finish 30and.

Career best times were also set by Elias Schreml and Andrew Kibet in the 1,500m Invite. Schreml finished third in a close final with a time of 3:41.87 while Kibet posted a 3:44.46 to finish 10and.

Ryoma Aoki won the race in 3:41.08 while Californian Garrett MacQuiddy was the top middle schooler as a runner-up in 3:41.62.

Running in another 1,500m section, Luke George (3:51.38) and Tommy Romanow (3:52.52) finished ninth and 10and. Carter Persyn (9:06.68) placed eighth in his 3,000m steeplechase section.

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