• The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
    July 01, 2011
    The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
  • Upstate Hosts A-Sun
    October 30, 2010
    Upstate Hosts A-Sun Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate cross country runners Gilbert Kemboi and Joan Tangwar know the course well at the Milliken Research Park. They both have raced there twice this season and both have two individual championships. Their experience could come in handy Saturday morning as Upstate plays host to the 2010 A-Sun Cross Country Championships at the Milliken facility.
  • Kemboi Wins A-Sun Cross Country Championship
    October 30, 2010
    Kemboi Wins A-Sun Cross Country Championship Spartanburg, S.C. – Throughout the season, USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi made his case as the top runner in the A-Sun. He cemented it Saturday morning by winning the championship at the 2010 A-Sun Cross Country Championships at the Milliken Research Par, winning by 40 seconds over the second-place finisher.
  • Kemboi, Tangwar Sweep A-Sun Weekly Honors For Third Time
    October 20, 2010
    Kemboi, Tangwar Sweep A-Sun Weekly Honors For Third Time Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate cross country runners Gilbert Kemboi and Joan Tangwar each won their respective races at the USC Upstate Invitational last weekend and have swept A-Sun Runner of the Week honors for the third time this season after both earned the honor this week, announced the conference Wednesday.
  • Kemboi, Tangwar Win Upstate Invitational; Spartan Men & Women Second
    October 16, 2010
    Kemboi, Tangwar Win Upstate Invitational; Spartan Men & Women Second Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate cross country runners Gilbert Kemboi and Joan Tangwar each turned in standout performances en route to winning their respective races at the USC Upstate Invitational Saturday morning at the Milliken Research Park. Their efforts helped the men’s and women’s team take second place in the meet.
  • Upstate Set To Run In The USC Upstate Invitational Saturday
    October 15, 2010
    Upstate Set To Run In The USC Upstate Invitational Saturday Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate will play host to a combined 21 teams in Saturday’s USC Upstate Invitational meet at the Milliken Research Park in Spartanburg. The meet will not only serve as Upstate’s final regular season meet, it will also be a precursor to the A-Sun Championships being held at Milliken on Oct. 30.
  • Kemboi, Tangwar Sweep A-Sun Weekly Honors
    October 06, 2010
    Kemboi, Tangwar Sweep A-Sun Weekly Honors Spartanburg, S.C. – After breaking school records and turning in strong performances at the Greater Louisville Classic last weekend, Gilbert Kemboi and Joan Tangwar made it a clean sweep for USC Upstate as both were named the runners of the week in the A-Sun, announced the league on Wednesday.
  • Kemboi, Tangwar Break School Records At Greater Louisville Classic
    October 02, 2010
    Kemboi, Tangwar Break School Records At Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, Ky. – In a field of 323 runners and 38 teams from a variety of conferences including the Atlantic Coast, Southeastern, Big East, A-Sun, Ohio Valley and Southern conferences, Gilbert Kemboi turned in a strong effort en route to a third-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday. However, he wasn’t the only Spartan to turn in a strong performance as Joan Tangwar broke the school record in the 5k en route to a 13th-place finish.
  • Upstate Cross Country Launches A-Sun Championship Page
    October 01, 2010
    Upstate Cross Country Launches A-Sun Championship Page SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With October upon the NCAA cross country season, USC Upstate athletics is anxiously looking forward to the end of the month when the Spartans will host the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championships on its home course - Milliken Research Park – October 30.
  • Spartans Set to Run in Bluegrass State
    October 01, 2010
    Spartans Set to Run in Bluegrass State The USC Upstate men’s and women’s cross country will travel to Louisville, Ky., this weekend to compete at the 9th-annual Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic.
  • Kemboi Recognized By Sports Illustrated
    September 30, 2010
    Kemboi Recognized By Sports Illustrated NEW YORK, N.Y. – There will be a familiar face in this week’s Sports Illustrated for the fans of Spartan athletics as USC Upstate cross country athlete, Gilbert Kemboi, has been recognized as one the features in the magazine’s “Faces In The Crowd” segment.
  • Men Second, Women Third In ASun Coaches Poll
    September 23, 2010
    Men Second, Women Third In ASun Coaches Poll MACON, Ga. – Three weeks into the 2010 cross country season the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Coaches' Poll has been released as the USC Upstate men's cross country squad is still holding tight to second place, women third.
  • Cross Country Teams Prepped For Clemson Invite
    September 17, 2010
    Cross Country Teams Prepped For Clemson Invite SPARTANBURG, S.C. - USC Upstate's cross country programs will get back into competition on Friday at the Clemson Invitational. The Invitational will serve as Clemson’s first home cross country meet since the 2006 season and be held at Musser Farms, a fruit research center on Clemson University property.
  • Kemboi, Tangwar Pace Spartans At Clemson Invite
    September 17, 2010
    Kemboi, Tangwar Pace Spartans At Clemson Invite Clemson, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Clemson Invitational on Friday evening as the Spartan women finished third among nine teams and the men finished fourth of eight. The Spartans were paced by Joan Tangwar and Gilbert Kemboi who each recorded personal best times on the Musser Farms course.
  • Upstate Sits Tight In Coaches Poll
    September 10, 2010
    Upstate Sits Tight In Coaches Poll MACON, Ga. – After one week of action in the 2010 cross country season the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Coaches’ Poll has been released as the USC Upstate men’s cross country squad is still holding tight to second place, women third.
  • Tangwar Picks Up First Weekly Conference Award
    September 08, 2010
    Tangwar Picks Up First Weekly Conference Award MACON, Ga. – Along with breaking the USC Upstate Eye Opener meet record by seven seconds, Joan Tangwar earned the first Atlantic Sun Female Runner of the Week award of the season, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Kemboi Recognized By Atlantic Sun Conference
    September 08, 2010
    Kemboi Recognized By Atlantic Sun Conference MACON, Ga. – For the fourth time in his short collegiate career, USC Upstate cross country runner Gilbert Kemboi has been named the Atlantic Sun Male Runner of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
  • Tangwar, Kemboi Break Records, Pace Spartans At Eye Opener
    September 04, 2010
    Tangwar, Kemboi Break Records, Pace Spartans At Eye Opener SPARTANBURG, S.C. – It was Spartan green that crossed the finish line first in both the men’s and women’s collegiate events on Saturday morning at the 27th Annual Eye Opener as USC Upstate’s Joan Tangwar and Gilbert Kemboi finished for the individual gold in their respective races.
  • Spartans Set To Play Host On Saturday
    September 01, 2010
    Spartans Set To Play Host On Saturday SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country squad will play host and compete in the 27th annual Eye Opener Invitational, held at Milliken Research Park. The event will welcome 44 different teams from four states and kick off at 8 a.m. with the women’s 5K race. The men’s 8K race will follow at 8:30 a.m.
  • Men Tabbed Second, Women Third in Preseason Cross Country Polls
    August 18, 2010
    Men Tabbed Second, Women Third in Preseason Cross Country Polls The USC Upstate men’s and women’s cross country teams each were predicted to finish in the top three for the first time ever. The men’s team was predicted to finish second, while the women’s team earned a tie for third.

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