MINERS

Nicodemus Ng'etich
 Nicodemus Ng'etich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kapsabet, Kenya

High School:
Kaptel H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 135

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
06/27/1983

Miner Nuggets: A 2008 Cross Country All-America finishing 30th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships...Conference USA Freshman of the Year and the C-USA Newcomer of the Year during the 2006 cross country season.

2009 (Junior): Indoor: Won silver at the Conference USA Championships in the mile (4:19.50) and the 3,000 meters (8:25.68) ... anchor of the
distance medley relay that finished 12 at the NCAA Indoor Championships, 9:38.97, and Alex Wilson Invitational, 9:31.82, and took gold at conference (9:51.62) ... took gold in the 3,000m at the Texas A&M Invitational, 8:13.52 ... second at the Frank Sevigne Invitational in the 3,000m (8:13.88) ... fourth in the mile at Texas Tech Invitational, 4:09.60. Outdoor: C-USA Champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a NCAA regional time of 9:06.59 and in the 5,000 meters, 14:19.71 ... earned bronze in the 1,500 meters, 3:54.41 ... clocked in a regional time in the 1,500 meters, 3:48.47, at the Springtime Invitational for second ... had a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Texas Relays, 14:17.52 ... posted a regional time at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, 14:08.38, for 12th.

2008 (Junior): Cross Country:
Garnered All-American honors by finishing 30th at the NCAA Cross Championships with a time of 30:06.2...placed third at the 7K Lori Fitzgerald Invitational (15:32)...fourth at the Conference USA Championships in Memphis, Tenn., with a season-best time of 23.53...finished fifth at the 5K Kachina Classic on Sept. 20 (15.42)...seventh at the season opener Lobo Invitational (24.57)...clocked in at 29.58 to finish 10th at the NCAA Mountain Regional...14th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational clocking in at 24.36...21st at Pre-Nationals, 23.53.

2008 (Sophomore): Indoor: Part of the distance medley relay team that took gold at the C-USA Championships on March 1 clocking in at 10:06.04...took bronze in the mile and in the 3,000-meter runs with times of 4:13.34 and 8:27.88 respectively at conference...finished fifth (4:11.17) at the Texas Tech Invite, Jan. 26, and 11th (4:08.67) at the Iowa State Classic....eighth in the 3,000m with a time of 8:18.35 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:18.35) and in the 1,500-meter run (3:52.90) and third in the 5,000-meter run (14:23.30) at conference...also took third in the 5000m at the Texas relays on April 3...1,500-meter champion at the Springtime and UTEP Invitationals finishing in 3:54.14 and 3:50.31, respectively...finished the 5000m in 14:15.02 for a fourth place finish at the Drake Relays...eleventh at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a season-best 14:05.58...and 18th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (14:28.37).

2007 (Sophomore): Cross Country: Finished 46th at the NCAA Championships to help UTEP to a 10th-place finish ... third at the C-USA Championships, assisting the men's team to a record-setting first-place finish with a perfect 15 points ... fifth at the Lobo Invite as part of a meet-record 19 team points ... finished 15th at the Mountain Regional on Nov. 10.

2007 (Freshman): Outdoor: Posted an NCAA regional time of 14:11.16 in the 5,000-meter run at the Cardinal Invite on April 29 ... finished 12th at regionals in the event (14:40.07) ... earned a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at C-USA Championships ... also finished fifth in the 1,500m run (3:49.25) and sixth in the 5,000m run (14:42.86) at the conference meet ... Springtime Invite champion in the 1,500m and finished second at the UTEP Invite ... ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Texas Relays. Indoor: First as part of the distance medley relay at C-USA Championships ... also finished sixth in the mile (4:12.99) and seventh in the 3,000-meter run (8:35.72) at the conference meet to help the Miners to a runner-up team finish ... fifth in the mile at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 9 and seventh at the Husker Invite on Feb. 3.

2006 (Freshman): Cross Country: C-USA Newcomer of the Year ... C-USA Freshman of the Year ... helped UTEP win five meet titles during the season, including perfect scores at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational and the Kachina Classic ... placed 31st out of 105 runners at the NCAA Mountain Regional ... first team All-Conference, taking fourth at the C-USA Championships ... placed 16th out of 288 runners, helping UTEP defeat Arkansas and win the Chili Pepper Invitational on Oct. 14 ... fourth at both the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational and the Kachina Classic ... silver medalist at the Lobo Invitational on Sept. 9 in his collegiate debut.

Before UTEP: Ran for Coach Anungo as a prep ... graduated from Kaptel.

Personal: Full name is Nicodemus Kirwa Ng'etich ... majoring in finance ... son of Hillary and Pauline Lagat ... has three brothers and one sister ... born June 27, 1983, in Kapsabet, Kenya.