Moses Tum

PositionDistance
Height5-9
Weight140
HometownKericho, Kenya
Prev. SchoolKenyatta HS

Notes:

03-04: Started off the year winning the Wyoming Open with a time of 20:56 ... Finished 10th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct 4, 2003 ... Finished 2nd at the Dan Libera Meet on Oct 11, 2003 ... Placed 15th at the RMAC Championships on Oct 25, 2003 ... Placed 18th at the North Central Regional on Nov 8, 2003 ... Placed third at was the top Division II finisher in the mile run at the Air Force Invite on Jan 23 ... Took fourth in the 3000 m at the Joe Davies Meet on Jan 31 ... Placed 1st in the mile run at the Indoor RMAC Championship on Feb 28 ...Took 11th at Indoor Nationals in the mile run ... Placed 3rd in the 800 m at the RMAC Outdoor Championship on Mar 8 ... Took seventh in the 1500 m at the Outdoor Nationals on May 29.

02-03: Finished 27th at the Wyoming Open on Sept 6 2002 ... Placed 6th at the Colorado College Invite on Sept 14 ... Finished 10th at the Fort Hays State Pre-Regional on Sept 21 ... Finished 15th at the Dan Libera Meet on Oct 12.

2001-02 : Holds the CU-Colorado Springs record for the outdoor 800 meters with a time of 1:51.75, five second faster that the previous record ... Has the third-best mark all-time in the 1500 ... Finished fifth in the 800 at the RMAC championships ... Qualified for nationals in the 800 meters ... Was fifth in his heat at nationals, and missed qualifying for the finals by just over a tenth of a second ... Had second-place finished in the 800 at the Colorado College Invitational, the Tom Benich meet and the Rob Upton meet.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before CU-Colorado Springs: Placed third in the 1500 meters at the East African Interuniversity Championship in Uganda. … Helped his team to a second place finish a interuniversity competition in 2001.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Plans to major in Economics ... Enjoys reading, watching birds, traveling, movies and listening to gospel music ... Has five siblings ... Parents are Gecilia and Paul Nyikei ... Born July 26, 1980.

Stories featuring Moses Tum

May 12, 2009UCCS alum Tum featured in Wichita Eagle
May 28, 2005Tum Wins 1500 at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team put the finishing touches on a fabulous weekend Saturday evening in Abilene, Texas.
May 27, 2005Tum ready for double dip on SaturdayMoses Tum will be very busy tomorrow.
May 17, 2005Seven Mountain Lions Qualify for NationalsA school-record seven University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes qualified to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The final entry list was released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
May 10, 2005RMAC Outdoor Day 2Moses Tum had a pair of top four finishes as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team competed at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Championships in Alamosa.
April 23, 2005Tum posts best 800 time in nationMoses Tum posted the fastest time in NCAA Division II in the 800-meter run Saturday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took fourth place at the Jack Christiansen Invitational Saturday.
April 15, 2005Tum terrific at Mt. SacMoses Tum took second overall in the 1,500-meter run at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays Friday, defeating 33 Division I runners in the process.
April 9, 2005Luna is ironman at CC InvitationalJay Luna was the top collegiate finisher in the 5,000 meters Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, then came back minutes later to anchor the one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs mile relay teams.
November 23, 2004UCCS takes 11th at nationalsWhen Moses Tum finished eighth at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Saturday, it marked the highest finish ever by a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner at a national meet.
November 15, 2004Cross country teams brace for nationalsFor the first time in university of Colorado at Colorado Springs history, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championship.
November 6, 2004Men complete historic doubleThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team took third place at the Division II North Central Regional at Vermillion, S.D. Saturday, earning a berth at nationals.
October 23, 2004Men take third at RMAC ChampionshipsAfter the men’s race in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday at Long Lake Park, Fort Hays State coach Jim Krob congratulated University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Graeme Badger.
October 2, 2004Lions take second at Boulder ShootoutThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team earned a second-place finish in the Non-Division I bracket at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
September 18, 2004Men's cross country takes second at 28-team meetLevi Brathall, Moses Tum and Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished third, fourth and fifth respectively as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team finished second Saturday at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
September 3, 2004Brathall wins Wyoming InvitationalLevi Brathall defeated 48 Division I runners to win the Wyoming Invitational cross country meet Friday.
June 2, 2004Tum named All-American in two eventsMoses Tum accomplished one University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first when he qualified for the finals in two events at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He managed another first on Wednesday by being named All-American in both.
May 28, 2004Tum earns chance to attempt unprecedented doubleMoses Tum will attempt a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first after all.
May 27, 2004Tum takes second in prelims, advances to finalsMoses Tum just keeps on getting better and better.
May 18, 2004Five Lions qualify for nationalsThree Colorado Springs natives were among the school-record five athletes that earned the right to represent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held from May 27-29 at Walnut, Calif.
May 9, 2004Men's track fries as RMAC championshipsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team is going from the frying pan into the fire - almost literally.
April 24, 2004Tum earns nationals doubleSenior Moses Tum ran the 800 and 1,500-meter run last Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins. Having already qualified for nationals in the 1,500 and the 5K, there was not much more Tum could have done.
April 16, 2004Men’s track has three runners qualify for nationals at Mt. Sac RelaysFour distance runners from the men's track team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed at the Mt. Sac Relays last Friday in Walnut, CA. They all had a common goal-to run fast enough to get back to Mt. Sac for the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships, which are just over a month away.
April 3, 2004Brathall, Tum earn provisional qualifying timesSophomore Levi Brathall and senior Moses Tum both qualified provisionally for the Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships last weekend at the Tom Benich Classic. Brathall is now provisionally qualified in the 5,000-meter run, and Tum in the 1,500-meter run.
March 12, 2004Tum eliminated in prelimsMoses Tum's bid to win the national title in the men's indoor mile came to a close Friday at the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass.
February 14, 2004Brathal earns provisional timeFour runners from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed in the Iowa State University Classic last weekend. That's all it took to for the Mountain Lions to make their mark.
February 1, 2004Men's track faces stacked field at Davies meet"It was stacked," said sophomore Levi Brathall, an All-American for the Mountain Lions last year in the 10,000-meter run.
January 24, 2004Tum qualifies for nationalsHaving practiced for only two days, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs didn't come into its first official competition of the indoor season, the Air Force Invitational, with big expectations. The Mountain Lions left, however, with a birth at nationals.
January 17, 2004Reno scores win at Air ForceThe Division II heat of the men's mile at the Air Force All-Comers meet had turned into a two-man race. Jonathan Garcia from national powerhouse Western State was expected to be there. CU-Colorado Springs' Kyle Reno was not.
November 8, 2003Men's team disappointed with sixth-place finish at regionalsThis was supposed to be the year that the men’s cross country team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs qualified for the NCAA Division-II national meet.
October 23, 2003Expectations met at RMAC championshipIt was another classic battle between Western State College and Adams State College at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday – a battle in which the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's team doesn't mind finishing third.
October 14, 2003Cross-Country team takes second at the Dan LiberaPulling together once more without their top runner, Levi Brathall, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team ran their way to a second place finish at the Dan Libera Memorial Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. Moses Tum lead the pack earning a second place finish overall with his time of 26:14.
October 4, 2003Men's cross country passes test in BoulderIn perhaps the most telling race to date, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team tested itself against the toughest runners in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and indeed the Rocky Mountain region, at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Invitational in Boulder on Saturday, October 4th.
September 13, 2003Second place for both teams at Colorado College InvitationalAt Sunday morning’s practice, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger started passing out note cards and pens to many of hie team's runners. The cards were personal time goals for the season each athlete had written three weeks ago. When goals are met or surpassed, new goals are written. The day after the second race of the season, the Colorado College Invitational, it was time for new goals.
August 12, 2003A look ahead: men and women's cross countryHaving an All American on the roster is a luxury most teams don’t have. So, when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s cross country team learned that Sarah Vigil, an All American in 2001, would not be returning to the team for her senior year—it made some people nervous.
July 29, 20032003 outdoor track season wrap-upFor the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 2003 track team, the outdoor season was filled with high expectations. And as they see it, the Mountain Lions turned most of those expectations into reality.
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