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Kikanae Punyua
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
High School: Glenelg Day School

2013 OUTDOOR TRACK - Finished 10th at UCF Invitational in the 1500 meters with a season-best time of  4:05.78…Placed 23rd at Duke Invitational in the 800 meters (2:00.74)… Earned 6th in the 5000 meters at Duke Invitational (14:52.13).

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK - Ran the 1500 in 4:03.30 to finish 9th at the Kehoe Twilight...Finished 9th in same event at the UCF Invitational (4:03.66)...Ran the 3000 in 8:50.28 to finish 7th at the Maryland Invitational.

2012 INDOOR TRACK - Season best mark in the mile was 4:13.84 to finish 7th at the Millrose Collegiate Invitational...Ran the 3000 in 8:34.60 to finish 12th at the Wesley Brown Invitational...Recorded team best time in the 5000 (14:31.31) to finish 10th at the ACC Championships...Time is 5th all time on Maryland's record list...Member of the 4x800 relay team that finished 1st at the Millrose Collegiate Invitational (7:48.13)...Mark is 5th fastest in Terps history.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in the last three meets of the season for the Terrapins and immediately became the No.1 runner on the team... Earned ALL MID-ATLANTIC REGION status with a 20th-place finish at the regional meet at UMES... Went 31:07.3 over the 10K course... First Terp across the line and 32nd overall at the ACC Championships at 24:23.5 over Clemson's 8K circuit... Debut had 2nd-place overall finish and first Terp as Maryland won the Blue & Gold Invitational at Delaware (26:07.2 over 8K).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Won Maryland State Class 3A title in 3,200 at 2010 outdoor meet at Wilde Lake HS (9:35.93)... Attended Glenelg Country Day School as a senior... Won mile and 3,200 indoors at Last Track to Philly meet... Doubled in 1,600 (4:19.36) and 3,200 (9:12.16) at FSU Relays high school meet... Fourth in 2-mile run at New Balance Indoor Nationals at 9:11.47, raking 14th in the nation... Second overall at MIAA cross country championships as senior, going 15:59 over 3 miles.

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