RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Jacob Korir has been named an outdoor track and field All-American in the 10,000 meters by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Korir competed in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships last week in Des Moines, finishing fourth with a time of 28:49.92. It is his second track and field All-American honor.
In March, Korir finished second in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, losing by only one second to Shadrack Songok of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Afterwards, he was named an All-American, his first All-America honor in track and field.
Korir is a three-time All-American in cross country. In November, he finished sixth at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships, his highest placing in three tries. The finish capped a decorated cross country career that saw Korir named the 2006 and 2007 OVC Male Athlete of the Year, and the OVC Cross Country Runner of the Week a conference record 11 times.