|Last School:||Biwott Ngelel-Tarit|
2011 Outdoor: Set an Upstate record in the 3,000-meter with a time of 10:12.13 at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala., April 2 … Teamed with Ashley Edmond, Carolyne Chelulei and Joan Tangwar to record the best time in school history in the 4x400-meter with a 4:13.22 mark at the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C., April 9 … Posted a personal-best in the 5,000-meter with a time of 17:27.46 at the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championship in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16 … Registered a time of 2:26.49 in the 800-meter at the Shamrock Invitational at Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 19 … Crossed the 1,500-meter finish line in 5:05.80 March 19 at the Shamrock Invitational … Recorded a time of 36:44.05 in 10,000-meter April 15 at the A-Sun Championships.
2011 Indoor: Recorded a time of 10:34.98 in the 3,000-meter at the JRF Combined Events Invitational in Clemson, S.C., Jan. 29 … Posted a time of 18:27.01 Feb. 5 at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.
2010 XC: Named to the All-Atlantic Sun Second Team, after finishing 14th at the A-Sun Championship Oct. 30 with a time of 18:12.15 … Posted a season-best time of 18:03.81 at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2, coming in 55th … Crossed the line in 18:04.91 for a fifth-place finish at the Upstate Invitational Oct. 16 … Registered a time of 18:06 at the Eye Opener Sept. 5, good enough for third … Recorded a time of 18:25.68 to finish 12th at the Clemson meet Sept. 17.
2009 Outdoor: Earned a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the A-Sun Championships, finishing in 36:54.73, marking the top finish among the team at the championships (5/15) ... Came back to post a fourth-place finish in the 5,000-meters (5/15) ... Posted season-best finish in the 5,000-meters at the Penn Relays, where she finished in 17:27.60 (4/23) ... Posted a third-place finish in the 3,000-meters with a school-record time of 10:33.51 at the 49er Classic (3/21) ... Finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Furman Invitational with a season-best time of 4:47.64 and earned a top-10 finish in the 800 meters (4/11) ... Helped the women post a school record in the 1,600-meter relay at the Wofford Dual Meet, finishing in 4:14.37 (4/17).
2008-09 Indoor: Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the A-Sun Championships with a season-best time of 17:58.80 (2/20) ... Also earned a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meters in 10:29.10 (2/20) ... Finished third in the 3,000-meter run at the Carolina Invitational with a personal-best time of 10:20.93 (2/13) ... Earned her best times in the 800-meters and mile run at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Also finished 10th out of 58 competitors in the 3,000-meter run at the race ... Earned a top-10 finish in the 3,000 meters at the UNC Classic (1/24).
2008 XC: Finished first for the women at the A-Sun Championships and 22nd-overall with a time of 19:04, leading the team to a seventh-place finish of 11 teams ... Named to the A-Sun All-Freshmen team ... Finished seventh-overall at the Mercer Invitational in 18:51, helping to lead the women to a fourth-place finish of 24 teams, her season-best finish and first finish in under 19 minutes (9/7) ... Finished 20th at the Eye Opener Invitational in 19:12 (9/6).
Before USC Upstate: Attended Biwott Ngelel-Tarit High School in Kenya ... Was an active distance runner, posting a 5:16 1,500-meter run and a 38:55 10,000-meter run ... Was the class prefect and a Christian Union Leader.
Personal: Born July 3, 1988...Daughter of Ruttoh and Pauline Kipsang ... Majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology ... Has seven siblings ... Enjoys running, swimming and singing ... Favorite meal is ugali (corn meal) and mursik ... Lists "Facing the Giants" as her favorite movie ... Favorite book is Gifted Hands by Ben Carson ... Names Kenyan runner Janeth Jepkosgei as her favorite sports figure ... Favorite quote is, "Do your best to achieve what others have not achieved"...Dream job is to be a biochemist.