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Kenny

Vasbinder

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Year Sophomore
Hometown East Aurora, N.Y.
High School East Aurora
School: CC
Birthdate January 15, 1998

Bio

2018 Ivy League Champion, Indoor 5,000m
2017 First Team All-Ivy League Cross Country
2016 Second Team All-Ivy League Cross Country

2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships Qualifier

2017-18: (XC) Earned first team All-Ivy League honors with a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, crossing the line in 25:05 ... Finished fourth overall during the IC4A/ECAC Championships, clocking a 25:19 ... Claimed eighth place at the Sam Bell Invitational in 24:51 ... Took fifth during the Iona Meet of Champions in 25:43. (ITF) Became the Ivy League 5,000m champion, overtaking the lead on the home stretch to run 14:25.49 for the title ... Clocked a career best 8:08.68 in the 3,000m run during the Columbia Challenge ... Ran 4:15.89 in the 1 Mile during the Gotham Cup for second place.

2016-17: (XC) Became the first Columbia rookie to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where he finished the 10K course with a time of 31:05.4… Earned a fifth place finish at the Stony Brook Invitational, completing the 8K course in 25:54.2 … Led the Lions to gold at the Princeton XC Invitational with an 8K time of 24:27.2, taking fourth overall … Finished the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships 8K race in 24:09.5, placing 11th overall to take second team All-Ivy honors … Earned a 14th place finish at the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Cross Country Championships where his 10K time of 30:52.2 also helped the Lions a 5th place team finish. (T&F) Posted a season best 14:23.46 in the 5,000m run at the Virginia Challenge.

Personal: Ran track and cross country at East Aurora High School in New York, earning 10 letters … Became the New York Class C State Champion in 2014 and 2015 … Claimed 21st at the 2016 Nike XC Nationals … Posted career bests of 4:15 in the 1 Mile and 9:19 in the 3,200m run … The son of Rachel Roth and Dave Vasbinder … Will attend Columbia College.

Career Bests

1 Mile - 4:10.52
Fastrack National Invite - Feb. 9, 2018

3,000m - 8:08.68
Columbia Challenge - Jan. 26, 2018

5,000m - 14:23.46
Virginia Challenge - April 21, 2017

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Highlight: Vasbinder With the 5K Comeback