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Aggrey Chirchir
 Aggrey Chirchir

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kapsabet, Kenya

Last College:
Univ. of Nairobi

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
11/22/1984

2009 (Junior): Indoor: Member of the distance medley relay team that shattered at 35-year old school record clocking in at 9:31.82 to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships where they finished 12, 9:38.97 ... distance medley team took gold at the Conference USA Championships posting a time of 9:51.62 ... third in the 800m with a time of 1:52.92, seventh in the mile, 4:22.76, at conference ... second at the Texas Tech Invitational in 800m, 1:54.73 ... third as the third leg of the 4x400m relay, 3:16.80, and fifth in the mile, 4:09.61, at the Frank Sevigne Invitational ... finished 10th in the 800m, 1:52.70, and 12th in the 1,600m relay, 3:14.72. Outdoor: Won second consecutive 800m crown at Texas Relays with a time of 1:52.29 and was runner up in the 1,500m, 3:54.38 ... took bronze at the C-USA Championships' 800-meter race posting a time of 1:53.18 ... finished fourth in the 800m with a regional time of 1:51.88 at the Springtime Invitational, also fourth in the 1,500m, 3:58.60.

2008 (Sophomore): Cross Country:
Finished fifth at the 7K Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 21:48....seventh at the Kachina Classic clocking in at 16:23 in the 5K...crossed the finish line at 24:50 for a season-best in the 8K. Indoor: Opened the indoor season with a second place finish in the 800-meter run (1:51.59) at the Texas Tech Invitational on Jan. 26...Finished eighth with a time of 1:56.16 in the special 800m at the Frank Sevigne Invitational on Feb. 2...Took silver at the C-USA Championships clocking in at 1:53.32 in the 800m. Outdoor: Won the 800-meter dash at the Texas Relays with a time of 1:50.54 on April 3...Finished second in the 800m (1:50.21) and fourth in the 1,500-meter (3:54.35) at the C-USA Championships on May 17...took third place in the 800-meter (1:52.11) at the Don Kirby Invitational...fifth (1:51.05) at the Drake Relays and a season-best 1:48.28 at the NCAA Midwest Regional...clocked in at 1:48.78 at the NCAA Championships to place 13th.

2007: (Freshman): Cross Country:
Part of a UTEP team that automatically qualified for nationals and finished 10th at the NCAA Championships ... finished eighth at the Lobo Invitational (25:03) ... came in 97th at the elite Bill Delinger Invite on Sept. 29 ... 19th at the C-USA Championships (27:07) ... finished 62nd at the Mountain Regional on Nov. 10.

Before UTEP: Transferred from the University of Nairobi with PRs of 1:48.41 in the 800-meter dash, 52.0 in 400-meter hurdles, 48.0 in the 400-meter dash and 22.5 in the 200-meter dash.

Personal: Full name is Aggrey Birgen Chirchir ... major is international business ... son of John Kipchirchir and Scholastica Birgen ... hast two brothers (Leonard and Ignatius) and two sisters (Liberty and Ada) ... born Nov. 22, 1984, in Kapsobet, Kenya.