Group of freshmen and sophomores scored and qualified for finals Saturday
Top Times 800m: 1:49; 1500m: 3:49.07
OUTLOOK: Healthy and should be a scorer at the SEC in either the 800m or 1500m ... anchor man on the Distance Medley Relay running the mile leg, which he hopes to lead to the NCAA Indoor Championships.
2003: Indoors, won the mile run with a time of 4:20.54 on Feb. 1 ... Finished in 11th place in the 800m at the Meet of Champions ... Took first in the mile run with a season-best time of 4:13.51 at the Last Chance Meet in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... Outdoors, won both the 800m and 1500m runs at the Weems Baskin Relays ... Finished second in the 1500m run and eighth in the 800m run at the Florida Relays ... At the SEC Quad Meet, won the 1500m and placed second in the 800m run ... Placed 12th in the 1500m run at the Sea Ray Relays ... Won the 800m run at the Orange & Purple Classic ... At the SEC Championships, ran a season-best time of 1:50.30 in the 800m to place 14th and qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships ... Set a personal and season best mark of 3:49.07 in the preliminaries of the 1500m run... Ran 3:50.33 in the finals of the 1500m run, finishing sixth at the SEC Championships ... At the NCAA East Regional at George Mason, finished 17th in the preliminaries of the 1500m run.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in track and field for three years ... Named Nairobi Secondary Schools Provincial Champion in 800 meters for two consecutive years ...Won the Athlete of the Year award ... Coached by Mr. Wesonga.
Date of birth/Location: January 12, 1980/Kenya
Parent: Mary Echakan Lobeyo
Major: Finance & Ecnomics
Hobbies: Reading magazines and newspapers and listening to music
Favorite movie: Air Force One
Aspirations: To be a professional athlete
Greatest athletic thrill: When I defeated well-known athletes in 800m race during the university time trials