|High School:||Iowa State Univ.|
2012 (Track and Field): Ran in seven meets for A&M-Commerce, competing in the 800 and 1,500 meter runs and the 3,000 meter steeplechase ... Logged his best time in the 800 at the Lone Star Conference Championships, placing 11th with a time of 1:56.80 ... Finished fourth at the Hendrix Invitational (1:58.54) and seventh at the Oklahoma Baptist Open (1:57.01) ... In the 1,500 meter run, placed second at the Marc Randle Classic with a career-best time of 4:06.31 ... Finished 15th at the Lone Star Conference Championships with a time of 4:09.01 ... Ran a 4:14.28 at the Mean Green Spring Invitational, placing 21st ... In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, logged a career-best time of 9:22.10 at the Bobby Lane Invitational, placing second ... Also placed second at the Michael Johnson Dr. Pepper Classic (9:29.34) while finishing 10th at the Lone Star Conference Championships (10:16.35) ... Finished with three of the top-five 3,000 meter steeplechase times on the year for the Lions.
2011 (Cross Country): Competed in six events for A&M-Commerce, notching the top Lion finish in five ... Recorded three top-10 finishes and another top-20 in his first season at A&M-Commerce ... Named All-Lone Star Conference after placing 14th at the conference meet (26:20) ... Placed seventh in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede (18:59) ... Notched a third-place finish at the Texas Wesleyan Ram Rumble (26:38) ... Ran a season-best 26:22 at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree, finishing 135th ... Placed fourth at the Southern Arkansas Lois Davis Invitational (26:40) ... Finished 51st at the NCAA South Central Regionals (33:21).
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Spent his freshman season at Iowa State University, competing in both cross country and track ... Ran a personal best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:20.50) at the Kip Janvrin Open … Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Missouri Relays in 9:31.27 ... In cross country, finished 51st at the 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Championships (25:56.07) ... Competed in the 8,000-meter race (25:28.60) at the Roy Griak Invitational ... Competed in the Pre-Nationals Invitational (25:43.90) ... Holds personal records in the 1,500-meters (3:50), 3,000-meters (8:33), 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:50), and the 5,000-meters (14:40).
Personal: Born February 10, 1989 … Son of Dinah Kimaiyo and Joseph Chelimo … Plans to major in business.
Chelimo's A&M-Commerce Career-Bests
800 Meter Run: 1:56.80 - Lone Star Conference Championships (May 4, 2012)
1,500 Meter Run: 4:06.31 - Marc Randle Classic (Apr. 13, 2012)
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 9:22.10 - Bobby Lane Invitational (Mar. 24, 2012)