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Josphat Boit
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 128
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Cowley County CC/Kapsoya HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Josphat Boit
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
Release: 09/12/2005

FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

THREE-TIME SEC CHAMPION

FIVE-TIME ALL-SEC

 

2005:  Cross Country:  He tied teammate Shawn Forrest for first place (19:41) at the four-mile Arkansas Invitational.  At the Meet of Champions he finished in third place (24:43).  He captured his second-straight Cowboy Jamboree title (24:33) and was named SEC Athlete of the Week.  He claimed his second-straight Chile Pepper Invitational title and broke the old course record with a time of 28:27.  At the SEC Championships he became only the third UA athlete to win two-straight SEC titles with a time of 22:59 and was named the league’s Athlete of the Year.  He finished in third place (30:30.30) at the NCAA South Central District Championships.  At the NCAA Championships he finished seventh (29:49), earning an All-America honor.

 

2004-05:  Cross Country:  In his first meet as a Razorback he captured first place at the 8K Missouri Southern Stampede with a time of 23:54.82.  He was named the SEC Athlete of the Week after his performance.  He captured his second-straight meet title at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree with a season-best time of 23:52 and was named the SEC Athlete of the Week again.  At the 10K Chile Pepper Invitational he finished in first place with a time of 29:22 and earned another SEC Athlete of the Week honor.  At the SEC Championships he became the first Razorback since Michael Power in 1999 to win the individual title when he registered a career-best and course record time of 23:09.  Indoor:  In his indoor debut at the Tyson Invitational he recorded an automatic qualifying time of 13:50.62 in the 5,000 meters for fourth place.  At the SEC Championships he earned runner-up honors in the 3,000 meters with a provisional time of 7:58.26.  The next day he finished fourth in the 5,000 meters (14:01.99).  At the NCAA Championships he competed in the 5,000 meters and finished in sixth place with a season-best time of 13:47.99 for an All-America honor.  Outdoor:  At the Stanford Invitational he ran a school-record and world-leading 10,000-meter time of 28:07.27 for first place and the NCAA automatic qualifying standard.  He handled the third leg of the winning 4x1,500-meter relay (15:24.42) at the Texas Relays.  At the Mt. SAC Relays he posted a regional qualifying time of 13:43.12 for 11th place in the 5,000 meters.  He finished second in the 1,500 meters with a regional qualifying time of 3:44.68 at the McDonnell Invitational.  At the Penn Relays he ran the third leg of the 4xmile relay that finished second (16:19.50).  At the SEC Championships he captured the 10,000-meter title with a Vanderbilt Track record time of 29:39.58 and earned runner-up honors in the 5,000 meters (13:57.14).  He finished fourth (13:59.29) in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and earned an automatic berth to the national meet.  At the NCAA Championships he turned in a time of 14:21.71 in the prelims of the 5,000 meters to advance to the finals.  The next day he earned an All-America honor with his sixth-place showing in the 10,000 meters (28:52.69).  On Saturday he was unable to finish the finals of the 5,000 meters.

 

AT COWLEY CC:  Boit was a standout five-time All-American distance runner at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kan.   He recorded best times of 1:52 in the 800 meters, 3:49 in the 1,500, 4:08 in the mile, 8:28 in the 3,000 and 13:17 in the 5,000.  He captured the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCCA) indoor 5,000-meter title and earned runner-up honors in the mile and 3,000-meter run.  He finished third in the 1,500 and 5,000-meter runs at the 2004 NJCAA Outdoor Championships.  He holds four school indoor records, including the mile, 3,000, 5,000-meter and DMR.  He also holds three outdoor school records including the 1,500 and 5,000 meters and was a part of the 4x800-meter relay.  He was the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division and Region VI Cross Country Champion.  At the 2003 NJCAA Cross Country Championships he garnered runner-up honors, while his team finished third.  Before he ran at Cowley he competed for Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., where he was the indoor and outdoor 5,000-meter champion in 2002.

 

AT KAPSOYA HS:  He did not run track in high school, but was on the field hockey and soccer teams.

 

PERSONAL:  Born Nov. 26, 1983 in Kenya he is the son of Henry and Ann Boit.  He has seven brothers and sisters, Joseph, Francis, Elkhan, Angeline, Elizabeth, Grace and Lydia.  His major is criminal justice.  He chose to come to Arkansas because “it has a tradition of winning and I like to win.”

 

Career Bests (Cross Country):

8K                          22:59            SEC Championships (10/29/05)

10K                         28:27             Chile Pepper Invitational (10/15/05) 

Career Bests (Track):

800-meter run             1:52               Cowley CC

1,500-meter run          3:44.68          McDonnell Invitational (4/23/05)

Mile run                      4:08.79          Cowley CC

3,000-meter run          7:58.26          SEC Championships (2/26/05)

5,000-meter run          13:43.12        Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05)

10,000-meter run        28:07.27        Stanford Invitational (3/25/05)


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