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    Peter Okwera     
     
      Peter Okwera
Hometown:
Kampala, Uganda

High School:
Kyambogo

Last College:
Western Kentucky

Height:
5-9

Event:
XC/Middle Distance

Year (XC/In./Out.):
Jr./Jr./Jr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
CROSS COUNTRY
5K: 15:20.10 (2012)
8K: 24:00.42 (2013)
10K: 29:53.9 (2012)

INDOORS
Mile: 4:11.58 (2012)
3000m: 8:11.61 (2012)
5000m: 14:07.22 (2013)

OUTDOORS
800m: 1:51.02 (2010)
1500m: 3:52.02 (2012)
3000mSC: 9:07.88 (2012)
5000m: 14:25.67 (2012)
10,000m: 30:10.54 (2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 NCAA All-South Region Cross Country Team
  • 2013 All-SEC Cross Country Team
  • 2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American
  • 2012 All-South Region Cross Country Team
  • 2012 All-SEC Cross Country Team

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Had a mark of 32:13.5 at NCAA Championship, placing 192nd
  • Advanced to NCAA Championships for second consecutive year after placing fifth at 2013 South Regionals finishing course in 29:55.43
  • Scored a new personal best in the 8K at SEC Championships with a time of 24:00.42
  • Won second race of season & career at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing the 8K in 24:20.39
  • Earned first collegiate win of career at Belmont Opener with a time of 15:41.85 in the 5K race

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Competed in both the 3000m and the 5000m at the league meet, finishing in 8:17.21 to place 13th and 14:18.06 to place tenth, respectively
  • Placed seventh in the Husky Classic 5000m with a personal best time of 14:07.22
  • Ran the final leg of the DMR at the Armory Invitational, where the relay team finished seventh in 9:56.75
  • Finished the 3000m in 8:20.60 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, where he placed second...Helped the DMR to a third-place finish by anchoring them to a 10:07.09 time
  • Competed in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing fifth in 4:16.28
  • Ran in his first track meet for the Vols at the Kentucky Invitational, placing second in the 3000m in 8:18.48
Outdoors
  • Finished 24th in the 5000m at SEC Championships in 15:00.10
  • Ran a season best time of 14:42.22 in the 5000m at Penn Relays
  • Began his outdoor campaign with a personal record in the 10,000 meter run at the Sea Ray Relays, where he finished second in 30:10.54

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Earned USTFCCCA All-America honors for his 30th place finish at the NCAA Championships
  • Ran the 10K championship course in a personal-best time of 29:53.9
  • Finished sixth at the NCAA South Regional, earning All-South Region honors and a trip to the NCAA Championships in Louisville
  • Was the first Vol to automatically qualify for the national meet since 2005
  • Led the team with a personal record at the 10K South Regional, finishing in 30:41.1
  • Earned All-SEC honors for his sixth place finish at the 8K SEC Championships, leading the Vols and finishing in a personal best time of 24:04.97
  • Led the team and finished third overall in the Belmont-VU 5K Opener, clocking in at 15:20.10
  • Paced the team again and finished second overall at the 8K Commodore Classic in the second meet of the season, finishing in 24:36.49
  • Was the top runner for the Vols again at the 8K Brooks Paul Short Run, navigating the course in 24:37 to finish 25th overall
  • Continued leading the team at the 8K Crimson Classic, finishing seventh overall in 25:38.98

PERSONAL
  • Recipient of the VJM Sigmon Athletic Scholarship
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