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Joseph Mbari
Joseph Mbari

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gatukuyu, Kenya

High School:
Ng'Ethu

Position:
XC/Long Distance


2007-08 Highlights: Earned All-Horizon League honors during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons...ran a career-best 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:31.56 at the Alex Wilson Invitational on March 7...placed second in the 5,000-meter run (15:10.55) and third in the 3,000-meter run (8:36.39) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships on March 1...won the 3,000-meter title at the Iowa Invitational on April 19...took fourth-place in the 1,500-meter run (4:01.97) at the Butler Twilight on May 3...finished in third-place in the 5,000-meter run with a career-best time of 14:53.24 at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships on May 9.

2006-07 Highlights: All-Horizon League First Team finisher in cross country...finished seventh at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships with a time of 26:01.65...placed third in the 5,000-meter run with a 15:01.53 at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...won the 3,000-meter run (8:34.54) at the Iowa Musco Invitational on Apr. 21...won the 5,000-meter run in 15:33.55 at the Redbird Invitational on Apr. 28...finished second in the 5,000-meter finals (15:17.36) and third in the 1,500-meter finals (3:54.27) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2005-06 Highlights: Second Team All-Horizon League Cross Country honoree...took ninth at the league championship meet, finishing in a UIC 8,000-meter course record time of 24:58...helped UIC to a 10th-place team finish at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships with a team-best 34th-place standing...ran in both the 1,500- and 5,000-meter events during the outdoor track season...placed 11th at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in the 5,000-meter...set a career-low time in the 1,500-meter at the Illinois Open, crossing in 4:02.25...UIC's top performer in the in the 5,000-meter run during the indoor season...took second at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the 5,000-meter race with a personal best time of 14:46.58...won the 5,000-meter race at the Tadd Metzger Invitational on Feb. 4...took first in the 3,000-meter race at the UWM Tune-Up, crossing in 8:57.76.

2004-05 Highlights: Won the 5,000-meter run (15:18.85) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...owns UIC's second-fastest, indoor time in the 5,000-meter run (15:15.84), set at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...raced to a season-best time of 4:29.49 in the 1-mile run at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-up...finished third overall in the 5,000-meter run (15:39.89) at the Jerry England Invitational... added another third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run (15:44.02) at the Puma Invitational...placed fourth overall in the 5,000-meter run (15:55.5) at the Redbird Invitational...owns UIC's fastest outdoor mark of 15:00.32 in the 5,000-meter run, set at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships...picked up UIC's second-fastest, outdoor mark in the 1,500-meter run (4:04.59) at the Chicagoland Championships.

Prep/Personal: Served as the No. 3 runner and lettered for four years for Makwa Secondary School...received a pair of certificates in both the 5,000-meter run and 10,000-meer run...set the school-record in the 5,000-meter run (15:10)...son of John Mbari Tiria...born January 4, 1984...majoring in economics.

Career-Best Cross Country Times
4.1-Mile Run: 20:53 (11/11/06)
8,000-Meter Run:25:26 (9/30/06)
10,000-Meter Run: 33:01 (11/11/06)

Career-Best Indoor Times 1-Mile Run: 4:18.70 (2/22/08) 3,000-Meter Run: 8:31.56 (3/7/08) 5,000-Meter Run: 14:46.58 (2/26/06)

Career-Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run: 3:54.27 (5/4/07) 3,000-Meter Run: 8:34.54 (4/21/07) 5,000-Meter Run: 14:53.24 (5/9/08)

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