PROVO -- Kip Kangogo, a transfer from Lethbridge Community College in Lethbridge, Alberta, has officially committed to join the BYU track and field team and will begin competing for the Cougars in the upcoming cross country season.
Kangogo should make an immediate impact to an already-talented BYU cross country team that was already expecting to improve on last year's 12th-place finish at nationals.
"Kangogo is a tremendous athlete and having him should give us a chance to scare some people and become an even better squad," BYU men's head cross country coach Ed Eyestone said. "In addition to his athletic prowess, he is a great individual and a true gentleman. I look forward to having him join our squad."
Kangogo finished second in the 1,500 at the Canadian national meet and finished in front of Villanova star Ryan Hayden, who was fourth in the 1,500 at this year's NCAA Outdoor Championships. Kangogo has run a personal-best 3:42 in the 1,500.