Carolyne Chelulei
Carolyne Chelulei
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Alliance Girls HS
Position: Distance
Major: Nursing
Last School: Alliance Girls

2010 Outdoor: Finished the season as the Spartan’s number one runner in four events … Posted a 2:19.22 800m on 3/20, a 4:40.97 1500m on 5/15, a 10:13.74 3000m on 4/17 and a 17:14.10 5000m on 3/26

2010 Indoor: Upstate’s number one runner in three events – the mile (5:01.50 on 3/6), the 3000m (10:03.02 on 2/26) and 5000m (17:26.83 on 2/27) … Also competed in the 800m event with a 2:22.18 which she earned on 2/12....Was the A-Sun champion in the 3,000-meter (2/26) and her time of 10:03.02 is a school record.

2009 XC: Recorded three first-place finishes during the season ... Finished at the top at the Wofford Relays (9/1), the Eye Opener (9/5) and the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) ... Set a school record with a time of 17:31.40 at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) en route to a third-place finish ... Earned the A-Sun Runner of the Week award on Oct. 7 ... Was the second Spartan to cross the finish line at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) as she finished ninth with a time of 18:16, earning her second-team all-conference accoloades.

2009 Outdoor: Scored points with a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters and a sixth-place performance in the 1,500 meters at the A-Sun Championships (5/15)...Earned personal-best times in both events, finishing the 1,500 in 4:45.09 and the 5,000 in 18:13.59 ... Also competed in the 5,000 meters at the Raleigh Relays (3/27) ... Posted her season-best time in the 800 meters at the 49er Classic (3/21) ... Competed in the 1,600-meter relay at the Wofford Dual Meet, helping the women post a school record in 4:14.37 (4/17).

2008-09 Indoor: Competed in the mile run at the A-Sun Championships, where she finished 12th overall with a personal-best time of 5:21.24 (2/20) ... Also competed in the 3,000-meter run at conference championships ... Ran the mile at the Carolina Invitational (2/13) and ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Finished eighth of 58 competitors in the 3,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 10:35.65 and also competed in the 800-meter run at the ETSU Invitational ... Ran her best time in the 800-meter event at the UNC Classic, finishing in 2:29.80 (1/24).

2008 XC: Finished 56th at A-Sun Championships with a time of 21:00 ... Finished first for the Spartans and 21st, at the Covered Bridge Open in 19:52, helping lead the women to a sixth-place finish (8/29) ... Earned an eighth-place finish at the Mercer Invitational with a season-best time of 18:52 and helped the team earn their season-best fourth-place finish (9/7) ... Finished 21st at Eye Opener Invitational in 19:13 (9/6) ... A consistent top-three finisher for the Upstate women ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: Went to Alliance Girls High School in Kenya ... Participated in soccer ... Earned the school's certificate of merit in the heptathlon.

Personal: Born July 25, 1989 ... Daughter of Joseph and Nancy Chelulei ... Has four brothers and five sisters ... A nursing major ... Favorite book is "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" ... Admires Mother Teresa ... Favorite food is chappattie ... Dream job is to be a head nurse.


Chelulei's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field 
800-Meter Run   2:29.80, UNC Classic (1/24/09)
Mile Run        5:21.24, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
3,000 Meter Run 10:35.65, ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31/09)

Outdoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run   2:26.55, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
1,500-Meter Run 4:45.09, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
5,000-Meter Run 18:13.59, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)