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Stanley Kebenei
Stanley Kebenei

Stanley Kebenei

Senior | 5-9 | Nakuru, Kenya / Iowa Central


  • NCAA Runner-up in the steeplechase (Outdoor – 2014)
  • Two-Time NCAA All-American (2013, 2014)
  • 2014 USTFCCCA South Central Runner of the Year
  • Two-Time NCAA All-Region (2013, 2014)
  • 2014 SEC Runner of the Year
  • Two-Time All-SEC first team (2013, 2014)
  • USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week (Sept. 23, 2013)
  • Four-Time SEC Runner of the Week (Sept. 10, 2013, Sept. 24, 2013, Oct. 7, 2014, Oct. 21, 2014)

TFRRS Profile

As A Senior (2014)
NCAA All-American … USTFCCA South Central Runner of the Year … NCAA All-Region … SEC Runner of the Year … SEC Championship Individual Champion … All-SEC first team member … Two-time SEC Runner of the Week (Oct. 7, Oct. 21) … Claimed three individual titles … Finished first in Arkansas’ scoring rotation in five of the six races he competed in … Finished third in his season-debut race at the Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 20) with an 8K time of 25:41.65 … Won his first individual title of the year at the Chile Pepper Festival, where his time of 23:53.50 earned him both a first-place finish and his first SEC Runner of the Week honor this season … Picked up his second SEC Runner of the Week award after placing sixth at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 17), completing the 8K course in 23:55.00 … Won the 2014 SEC Championship with a season-best 8K time of 23:49.27 to earn All-SEC first team honors and helped Arkansas win its fifth straight SEC Cross Country Championship … Set a personal-best 10-kilometer time of 29:08.10 at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 14) to capture the event’s individual title for the second straight year … Placed sixth (10K; 30:30.10) for the second-straight season at the NCAA Championship (Nov. 22) to earn his second NCAA All-American honor.

As A Junior (2013)
Earned NCAA All-American honors by finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 23) … Named to the NCAA All-Region team after winning the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 15) … Finished second in the SEC Championships (Nov. 1) to earn All-SEC first team accolades … Named the USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week for Sept. 23 after winning the Southern Stampede … Two-time SEC Runner of the Week (Sept. 10, Sept. 24) … Competed in all seven meets … Won three races on the year (Arkansas Duels, Southern Stampede, NCAA South Central Regional) … Finished either first or second in the Arkansas scoring rotation in every race … Ran a season-best 8K time of 23:40.12 at the SEC Championships to help the Razorbacks win the conference title … Posted a 10K time of 29:41.30 at the NCAA South Central Regional to help Arkansas win the meet and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship … Finished with a time of 30:10.10 to finish sixth at the NCAA Championship.

Prior to Arkansas

Iowa Central (2010-11)
A nine-time NJCAA national champion at Iowa Central … Led his team to three NJCAA team titles … Claimed two indoor national titles in the 1,000m and 5,000m in 2012 … Won the indoor national title in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m in 2011 … Placed first in the 1,500m, 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase at the 2011 NJCAA outdoor championship … Won the individual title at the NJCAA half marathon meet.

Born on Nov. 6, 1989 … Son of Samuel and Alice Kebenei … Has three siblings, Frankline, Viola and Evelyne.

Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
8/30 Hurricane XC Festival 4 Miles Did not complete
9/20 Iona Meet of Champions 8,000m 3rd 3 2nd 25:41.65
10/4 Chile Pepper Festival 8,000m 1st 1 1st 23:53.50
10/17 Wisconsin Invite 8,000m  6th 6 1st 23:55.00
10/31 SEC Championships 8,000m  1st 1 1st 23:49.27
11/14 NCAA Regional 10,000m  1st 1 1st 29:08.10
11/22 NCAA Championships 10,000m 6th 6 1st 30:30.10


Career Cross Country Individual Titles

  • NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 14, 2014)
  • SEC Cross Country Championship (Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 4, 2014)
  • NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 15, 2013)
  • Southern Stampede (Sept. 21, 2013)
  • Arkansas Duels (Sept. 6, 2013)

Cross Country PR Times

  • 6.6K: 20.08.80, Sept. 6, 2013 (Arkansas Duels)
  • 8K: 23.34.80, Oct. 5, 2013 (Chile Pepper Festival)
  • 10K: 29.08.10, Nov. 14, 2014 (NCAA South Central Regional)