Miner Nuggets: The C-USA Freshman of the Year and the C-USA Newcomer of the Year during the 2006 cross country season.
Cross Country 2007: Part of a cross country team that automatically qualified for nationals and finished 10th at the NCAA Championships ... placed 51st at the national meet on Oct. 13 (30:48) ... placed 18th at the NCAA regional meet, as the team finished second for the automatic qualification ... helped the Miners break a meet record for points at the C-USA Championships by placing fourth in a 1-5 UTEP finish for a perfect score of 15 ... second at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational on Sept. 14 (23:20) ... placed fourh at the Lobo Invitational, where the Miners broke a meet record for points ... 42nd at the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Sept. 29 ...38th at the Pre-National Invitational where the Miners finished first in the blue race.
Outdoor 2007: Qualified for NCAA championships with an automatic and career-best mark of 28:24.48 at the Stanford Invitational on March 31, where he placed sixth ... finished 16th at the national meet in the event with a time of 29:35.50 ... first in the 10,000 at C-USA Championships on May 12 (29:58.12) and second in the 5,000-meter run with an NCAA regional time of 14:08.02 ... second in the 5,000 at the Drake Relays on April 26th (14:01.14).
Indoor 2007: First at the C-USA Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:10.74, third in the 3,000-meter run (8:21.38) and seventh in the mile (4:13.58), helping the Miners to a runner-up conference finish ... posted an NCAA provisional time in the 5,000 at the NCAA Qualifier on March 3 with a time of 14:04.05 ... second in the 5,000 at the Husker Invite on Feb. 2 (14:24.54) and 12th at the Tyson Invite on Feb. 9 (14:15.54) ... placed second in the mile run at the Lobo Invitational on Jan. 20 (4:17.41) and thrid in the 3,000 (8:22.24)
Cross Country 2006: C-USA Newcomer of the Year ... C-USA Freshman of the Year ... helped UTEP win five meet titles during the season, including scoring 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.