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  Joan Tangwar

Joan Tangwar

Player Profile


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
St. Joseph's Girls




2009 XC: Was the third Spartan to cross the finish line at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) ... Finished 27th with a time of 19:07 ... Set a personal-best time of 18:22.80 at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) ... Placed 12th at the Eye Opener (9/5) with a time of 19:08 ... Teamed with Carolyne Chelulei to win the Wofford Relays (9/1) ... Finished seventh at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) with a time of 19:07.63.

2009 Outdoor: Finished third in the 1,500 meters and fourth in the 800 meters at the A-Sun Championships and also competed in the 5,000 meters (5/15), posting a school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:38.02 ... Also posted a career-best time in the 800 meters with a finish in 2:18.60 (5/15) ... Earned the fifth-place spot in the 1,500 meters (4:47.74) and finished eighth in the 800 meters (2:22.03) at the Furman Invitational (4/11) ... Posted her best time in the 5,000 meters at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 17:33.86 (4/23) ... 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) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008-09 Indoor: Competed in the 800-meters, mile run and 3,000-meter run at the A-Sun Championships (2/20), finishing seventh in the 800 meters (2:21.68), ninth in the 3,000 meters (10:44.43) and tenth in the mile run (5:16.55) ... Earned personal-best times in the 800 meters and mile run at the meet ... Also competed in the 800-meter and mile runs at the Carolina Invitational (2/13) and ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Finished ninth of 58 competitors in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:35.72 at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ...Finished eighth in the 800-meter run at the UNC Classic with a time of 2:25.05, her second-best time of the season (1/24).

2008 XC: Finished fourth for the Spartans and 46th-overall at the A-Sun Championships with a season-best time of 20:02 ... Battled a foot injury throughout part of the season, but was a consistent top-five finisher for the women ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: Attended St. Joseph's Girls' High School in Kenya ... Participated in track & field, field hockey and soccer ... Was a provincial level runner, a district-level field hockey player and a zonal-level soccer player.

Personal: Daughter of the late Joseph and Magdalyne Tangwar ... A nursing major ... Has three brothers, Richard, Dan and Geoffry, and five sisters, Eunice, Ruth, Loia, Emily and Milka ... Sister, Emily, is a junior on the Spartans' cross country and track and field team ... Favorite book is "Think Big" ... Favorite foods are ugali (corn meal), chapati, mursik and chicken ... Favorite movie is "In My Country" ... Admires Barack Obama ... Favorite sports figure is Kenyan Gold Medallist Pamela Jelimo.

Tangwar's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:21.68, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Mile Run	5:16.55, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
3,000 Meter Run	10:35.72, ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31/09)
Outdoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:18.60, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
1,500-Meter Run	4:38.02, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
5,000-Meter Run	17:33.86, Penn Relays (4/23/09)

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