Eliud Njubi
Eliud Njubi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naivasha, Kenya

High School:
Magomand Secondary School

Last College:
Dodge City CC

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
07/27/1979

Experience:
1L


*Four-Time All-American*

General

* The most decorated distance runner in TCU history, Eliud Njubi has one outdoor season of eligibility remaining to cap off a brilliant career.

* Is the TCU school record holder in five events: the 800, mile and 3000 meters indoors and in the 1500 and the mile outdoors.

* The Flyin' Frogs are looking for him to score points at the national meet at both the 800 and 1500 meter distances.

* A four-time All-American, has earned the national accolades in cross country, in the mile run during the indoor season and in both the 800 and 1500 meters during the outdoor season in 2001.

2002

* Competed in only the indoor season of 2002... hampered by an injury which kept him out of competition during the outdoor season.

* Ran the 800 meter distance just once, taking the gold medal at the Texas Tech Red Raider Classic on January 26 in a school record time of 1:049.01, bettering Khadevis Robinson's 1:49.49 in 1998.

* Finished fifth in the mile run at the Tyson Indoor Classic on February 2, but recorded a season-best time of 4:00.87, qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

* Took the gold medal in the 3000 meters at the Southwest Indoor Invitational in Houston on February 9 with a school record time of 8:04.17, six full seconds faster than the previous school record he established in 2001.

* Was the Conference USA Indoor Athlete of the Year after taking the gold medal in both the mile run and the 3000 meter run at the C-USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held February 22-23... posted winning times of 4:07.17 and 8:19.73 respectively... efforts helped TCU to the team title.

* Reached the finals of the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile run with a prelim time of 4:06.90... just missed All-America honors by finishing ninth in the finals with a time of 4:09.44.

2001 Cross Country

* Won five of six events leading up to the national meet.

* Captured the Conference USA individual title (23.09 over 8K), his second straight conference title, and defended his South Central Regional Cross Country title as well (30.02 over 10K).

* Twice named C-USA Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

2001

* Dominated the mile run during the indoor season, winning at Oklahoma and Houston before taking the WAC Championship.

* Finished eighth at the national indoor meet in the mile, clocking a school record time of 4:00.53, earning All-America honors.

* Established a school record at 3000 meters at the Houston Indoor Invitational, posting a time of 8:10.17.

* Earned the High Point Award at the WAC Championship Indoor meet with a pair of first place finishes (mile and 3000) and a second place finish (5000 meters).

* Established a school record in the mile run during the outdoor season as he clocked a 3:56.84 in winning the Penn Relays.

* Completed the "triple" at the WAC Outdoor Championships by capturing the 800 (1:50.30), 1500 (3:47.19) and 5000 (14:45.47) to earn High Point Scorer for the meet.

* Earned All-America citations at the Outdoor Championships at 800 meters (8th) and at 1500 meters (7th)... his time of 3:40.31 in the 1500 established a school record.

2000 Cross Country

* Capped an outstanding campaign by earning All-America honors at the NCAA Championships...Finished 28th, completing the 10K course in 30:58.0.

* Named the WAC Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year after winning the WAC individual title in 24:42...Became just the second runner in TCU history to win the individual conference crown.

* Won the South Central Regional Meet, the first ever at TCU, covering the 10k distance in 30:46.19.

* Earned WAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors Oct. 2.

1999-2000 (Dodge City C.C.)

* Decorated 14 times as an All-American and was a 12-time National Champion in cross country and track in two years at DCCC.

* Tallied two national crowns in cross country, six in outdoors (800, 1500 and 5000 meters) and four in indoors (mile and 1,000m).

* Helped Dodge City and coach Joe Weis win the Junior College National Cross Country Championship in 1998.

* Voted Most Valuable Performer at the National Championships.

High School

* Graduated from Magomand Secondary School in Naivasha, Kenya, Africa.... lettered in track, cross country and soccer.

Personal

* Eliud Njubi is a business major at TCU...born July 27, 1979... father's name is Godfrey... enjoys playing pool.


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