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Abendego Magut

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College Graduation 2012
 

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Junior • 5-9 • Distance
Kitale, Kenya (Moi HS)

THIS YEAR: The leader of Azusa Pacific's distance runners, junior Abednego Magut is healthy and at full strength once again, eyeing his first NAIA individual title ... One of the nation's best in the 5000- and 10,000-meters ... Is a 3-time All-American and ranks among Azusa Pacific's all-time top 5 in both the 5000- (fifth) and 10,000-meters (third).

 

2010 (sophomore): Enjoyed a fine indoor season as a 2010 sophomore, closing it out as the NAIA runner-up in the 5000 (14:38.83) ... Won a pair of GSAC titles, taking the 1500 (3:52.53) and the 5000 (14:41.23) ... However, suffered a foot injury late in the outdoor campaign and was hindered during the NAIA Outdoor Championship Meet in Marion, Ind., finishing a distant 19th in the 10,000, some 3 minutes off his career-best mark (29:43.49, second fastest time in Azusa Pacific history) that he ran 6 weeks earlier at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Was unable to start in the 5000 prelims the following day because of the injury.

 

2009 (freshman): In his first-ever season on a track, was the NAIA runner-up in both the indoor 5000 (14:43.93), and the outdoor 10,000 (30:58.48, finishing behind teammate and fellow Kenyan Aron Rono) to collect a pair of All-America honors and help pace Azusa Pacific to the NAIA indoor and outdoor national championships ... Was also the GSAC runner-up in the 1500-meters (3:50.70) ... Recorded season-bests of 14:25.61 (5000), and 29:47.76 (10,000).

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Was a 4-time NAIA All-American in cross country, including 3 years with Azusa Pacific when he finished in the top 5 of the NAIA meet each year, second (2010), fourth (2009) and third (2008) ... Won the GSAC title in 2010 and 2009 and finished second in 2008 ... Clocked the second-fastest 8K in school history in winning the 2010 Titan Invitational with a 23:48 ... Record 2 other sub-24 8Ks, including a 23:49 to win the 2009 Charles Bowles Invitational at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. ... In winning the 2010 GSAC championship with a 24:11, recorded the second fastest time in conference history.

 

SIMPSON: Attended NAIA-member Simpson University in Redding, Calif., for his 2007-08 academic year, competing for the Red Hawks' cross country team ... Captured the university's first-ever All-America honor by finishing 13th at the NAIA championships in Kenosha, Wis., with a 25:07 ... Was the National Christian College Athletic Association runner-up with a 25:18 on a course at Cedarville (Ohio) University ... Simpson did not have a track & field program.

 

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 23, 1986, in Trans-Nzoia District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya ... Parents are Kimagut (farmer) and Jennifar (housewife) Sang ... Has 2 brothers and 2 sisters ... Majoring in accounting.

Magut Career Bests

800m..........1:57.30 5000m........14:25.61
1500m.........3:49.22 10,000m......29:43.49
Mile..........4:15.40

Magut All-America Honors
5000m (i).................2009-10
10,000 (o)...................2009
 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2012 Mt. Sac Relays
5k 21 F 1 14:35.61 Open-C U/O  

2012 Stanford Invite
5k 16 F 1 14:28.17 Section 4  

2012 NAIA Indoor Championships
5k 5 P 1 14:48.33  
5k 4 F 1 14:38.78  

2012 Washington Invitational
5k 12 F 2 14:56.41  

2011 NAIA Outdoor Championships
5k 23 P 1 15:18.28  
10k 37 F 1 31:53.63  

2011 Occidental Oxy Invite
1500m 10 F 1 3:48.68  

2011 NAIA Indoor Championships
3k 8 P 1 8:31.56  
3k 3 F 1 8:31.18  
Distance Medley 2 P 1 10:01.85  
Distance Medley -- F 1 DQ  

2011 Azusa Pacific Last Chance Indoor Qualifier
Mile 2 F 1 4:13.74  

2011 Northern Arizona Team Challenge
Mile 4 F 1 4:25.73  

2010 NAIA Outdoor Championships
5k -- P 3 DNS  
10k 19 F 1 32:44.87  

2010 Occidental Oxy Invite
1500m 2 F 1 3:49.22  

2010 Mt. Sac Relays
10k 7 F 1 29:43.49 Olympic Dev  

2010 NAIA Indoor Championships
Mile 15 P 1 4:24.25  
5k 8 P 1 15:01.39  
5k 2 F 1 14:38.83  

2009 NAIA Outdoor Championships
5k 2 P 2 14:59.46  
5k 11 F 1 15:28.58  
10k 2 F 1 30:58.48  

2009 Occidental Oxy Invite
1500m -- F 1 SCR  

 

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Mens 10000 Final - NAIA Outdoor Championships 2011 by Indiana Wesleyan University
Mens 5000 Heat 2 - UW Invitational 2012
Mens 5000 Semi-Finals - NAIA Outdoor Championships 2010 by WIWU-TV and Indiana Wesleyan University
Men's 1500m - Event 24 - Section 1 - Oxy Invite 2010
Mens 10000 Olympic Development - Event 803 - Mt. Sac Relays 2010
Mens 1500 Heat 1 - Oxy Invite 2009