Kiptoo earns All American Honors at NCAA Championships


Courtesy of Brad Tollefson/Big 12 Conference

Iowa State’s Wesley Kiptoo in the 5,000-meter run during the 2021 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship on Feb. 26, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas.

Nick Flores

The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships continued Saturday as day two of the action included Wesley Kiptoo running in the men’s 3,000-meter run. 

Kiptoo placed 12th with his time of 13:41.71 on Friday which earned him the honor of second-team All-American. That 12th place finish also marked Kiptoo’s sixth time being named an All American. 

In day two of action, Kiptoo was able to earn himself another second-team All-American honor as he took 13th in the 3,000-meter. His time of 8:05.53 was two seconds shy of a top ten finish but still enough to be named an All-American. 

Kiptoo’s effort in his race was the last bit of action for the Cyclones in the NCAA Championships as they wrapped up their weekend in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The Cyclones will have a week off before heading to Texas to partake in the Texas Relays. That event will mark the first outdoor meet of the season which takes place March 23-26.