MINERS

Jepchirchir Kigen
 Jepchirchir Kigen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Archbishop Njenga Girls

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
11/09/1985

Experience:
HS

Cross Country 2007: Opened the season with a season-best time of 18:54 for a sixth place at the Lobo Invitational...she also finished sixth at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational, running 20:13...completed the Bill Dellinger in 22:28....placed 26th (19:31) at the C-USA Championships and 50 at the Mountain Regionals with a time of 22:28.

Outdoor 2000:
Placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run at C-USA Championships with a season and personal best time of 4:40...also posted a 25th place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the conference meet...third in the 1,500 at the NMSU Spring Classic on April 7 (4:55) and also at the UTEP Invite on April 14 (4:51)...placed fourth at the Springtime Invitationa in the 1,500 on March 31.

Before UTEP:
Competed in the 1,500-meter run for coach Madam Kamwanya...member of the Kenya National Examination Council...graduated from Archbishop Njenga Girls High School in Webuye, Kenya.

Personal: Full name is Jepchirchir Kigen...nickname is Chiree...majoring in nursing...daughter of John Kiprono Kigen and Hellen Kiprono...related to steeplechase world record holder Saif Saaeed Shaheen (former Stephen Cherono)...born on Nov. 9, 1985, in Iten, Kenya.