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Omet Kak
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: North
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013 Outdoor — Placed fifth in the 800m at the Drake Relays…ran a personal best 1:51.59 in the 800m at the Nebraska Invitational, which was good for a second place finish…finished 12th in the Drake Relays in the 1500m ... 2013 Indoor — Did not compete...2012 Cross Country — Finished 50th at MVC Championship meet after battling injuries in the fall...finished 27th at the Oz Memorial.

2012 Outdoor Qualified for the NCAA DI West Preliminary rounds finishing 25th in the 1500...placed fourth in the 1500 and eighth in the 5000 at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championship...second in the U/C 1500 and ninth in the 5000 at the Drake Relays...second in the 1500 in a personal best 3:46.90 at the Musco Invitational...ran second in the 5000 at the Jim Duncan Invite...2012 Indoor — Ran a personal best 4:07.40 placing third in the mile at the Iowa State Qualifier...placed fourth in both the mile and 3000 at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championship...won the 3000 at the Iowa State Classic and was fourth at the Iowa State Open...first in the mile at the Husker Invitational...2011 Cross Country — Finished seventh at MVC Championship and earned all-conference honors...placed seventh to push Drake to the team title at Bradley Classic...fourth place finish at Walt Disney Classic helped lead team to meet title...second on team placing 97th at Roy Griak Invitational running 25:38 for 8,000 meters...finished seventh at Oz Memorial...led team placing second at Bulldog Classic.

2011 Outdoor — Qualified for NCAA I West preliminary round in 1500 finishing 42nd...captured sixth-place in 1500 and 10th in 5000 at MVC Outdoor Championship...ran season best 3:47.43 for third in 1500 at Arkansas Twilight...finished fourth at Drake Relays in 1500...fifth at Musco Twilight in 1500... earned second at Tom Botts Invitational in 1500...2011 Indoor — Fourth in the mile at MVC Indoor Championship...finished fourth at Iowa Invitational in 800...21st in seeded 3000 at Iowa State Classic...placed eighth in mile (4:13.51) at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...2010 Cross Country — Finished 14th at Bradley Classic leading Drake to seventh place finish...placed 14th leading team to eighth place finish at Loyola Lakefront Invitational...led team finishing 69th at Roy Griak Invitational...placed 12th at Oz Memorial...seventh at Bulldog Classic...letterwinner.

Before Drake — Transfer from Northern Iowa...Prep — Selected as 2009 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of Year in Iowa as senior at North High School in Des Moines...won both 1600 and 3200 as senior at 2009 Iowa Class 4A state track meet in personal bests of 4:14.63 and 9:14.64, respectively...named outstanding boys prep performer of 2009 Drake Relays after winning both 1600 and 3200...finished eighth at 2008 Iowa Class 4A state cross country meet...placed sixth and seventh in 3200 and 1600, respectively, at 2008 state track meet...owns school records in the 800, 1600, 3200 and sprint medley relay.

Personal — Sociology major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...named to 2012-13 MVC Academic Honor Roll...son of Alam Deng and Nyalam Ayokie...born in January, 1991 in Sudan.

Personal Bests

800m - 1:51.59

1000m - 2:35.53

1500m - 3:46.90

Mile - 4:07.40

3000m - 8:25.01

5000m - 14:28.40