Paul Sakit

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Kitale, Kenya

High School:
Phinehas HS

Last College:
Central Arizona CC

Height:
5-9

Position:
Distance

Experience:
1L

Paul Sakit

2013 Indoor Second Team All-WAC (Mile, 3,000m)
2013 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (1,500m)

2013: Finished third in the mile at the Blazer Invite (1/11) with a time of 4:21.28 ... Ran 4:12.34 in the mile at the Tyson Invitational (2/8-9) to finish 19th while also placing 11th in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:25.45 ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/21-23), finished fourth in the 3k with an altitude adjusted time of 8:36.34 and placed sixth in the mile with an altitude adjusted time of 4:15.49 after running an altitude adjusted time of 4:17.11 in the prelims ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16) winning the 800m with a time of 1:56.46 and winning the 1,500m with a time of 4:00.44 ... Ran 3:50.16 as he finished seventh in the 1,500m at the Victor Lopez Invitational (3/23) ... Ran 14:18.75 in the 5k at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival (3/29) to set a then-new personal record ... Finished third in the 800m with a time of 1:53.76 and ran 3:53.96 to place third in the 1,500m at the SFA Invitational (4/6) ... Ran 3:49.79 in the 1,500m at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/20), finishing third ... Ran a pair of personal top times at the Bobcat Classic (4/27) as he finished third in the 1,500m with a time of 3:47.36 and ran 1:52.98 to place 11th in the 800m ... Earned second team All-WAC honors as he finished sixth in the 1,500m wtih a time of 3:57.82 after running 4:02.90 in the prelims and placed seventh in the 5k with a time of 15:08.88 at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/81-11).

Junior College: Attended Central Arizona where he won the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship ... Regional runner up in 2011 ... Conference Champion 5,000 meter in 20111 ... NJCAA National All American in 2011... Led Central Arizona to a 2011 Region 1 Championship and Conference Championship ... Regional Champion in 5K in 2012 ... Conference Runner Up in 5,000 meter in 2012 ... Named a third team All-American in 2012 when he finished 14th at the NJCAA National Championships with a time of 26:36 ... Sakit's best times at Central Arizona were 3:55.46 in the 1,500 meter, 14:57.63 in the 5,000 meter, and a 1:55.54 in the 800 meter.

High School: Graduated from Phinehas High School in 2009.

Personal: Paul Sakit ... Son of Edith Masai ... Born in Kenya ... Enrolled at Louisiana Tech in 2012.