Andrew Kipchumba
Andrew Kipchumba
Height: 5-9
Weight: 130
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
Position: Distance
Major: Nursing
Last School: Crater View Secondary School

2011 Outdoor: Registered a time of 1:57.24 in the 800-meter at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. April 2 … Crossed the 1,500-meter finish line in 4:06.64 April 2 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

2011 Indoor: Ran the mile in 4:40.34 Jan. 29 at the JRF Combined Events Invitational in Clemson, S.C. … Posted a time of 9:07.67 in the 3,000-meter Feb. 18 at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships in Johnson City, Tenn., helping the Spartans to a fourth-place finish … Recorded a time of 15:57.21 in the 5,000-meter at the A-Sun Championships Feb. 19.

2010 XC: Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team … Ranks third in school history with a time of 25:50.12 at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2, taking 188th … Posted a time of 25:58.18, taking 24th at the A-Sun Championship Oct. 30 … Crossed the line in 26:05.23 to take 14th at the Clemson meet Sept. 17 … Claimed an eighth-place finish at the Upstate Invitational Oct. 16 with a time of 26:07.72 … Finished 15th at the Eye Opener Sept. 5 with a time of 26:24.

Before USC Upstate: Prepped under Coach Maina at Crater View Secondary School ... Also lettered in volleyball and soccer while at Crater View.

Personal: Born on February 17, 1988 in Daniel Kiptanri and Betty Kipchumba Kibel ... Has five siblings ... Favorite food is ugali with vegetables ... Favorite movie is "The Notebook" ... Favorite TV show is "Cosby" ... Enjoys taking adventures in the woods ... Lists Glen Washington as his favorite singer ... Favorite song is "I Pray for You" by Jaron and The Long Road to Love ... Favorite season is fall ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Names Kenyan middle distances runner David Rudisha as his favorite sports figure ... Growing-up his hero was his uncle ... Dream job is to become a doctor ... Favorite quote is "no pain, no gain."