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  Carolyne Chelulei

Carolyne Chelulei

Player Profile


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Alliance Girls



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 Charlotte 49er Classic (3/21) ... Competed in the 1,600-meter relay at the Wofford Dual Meet, helping the women post a new 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-overall 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
Cross Country
5k	18:52, Mercer Invitational (9/7/08)

USC Upstate Cross Country
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