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  Jemeli Sang

Jemeli Sang

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Biwott Ngelel-Tarit

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
07/03/1988

Major:
Nursing

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) ... Finished 10th of 58 competitors in the 3,000-meter run at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational ... Also 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 women 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 ... A chemistry major ... Has seven siblings ... Favorite meal is ugali (corn meal) and mursik ... Favorite book is "Gifted Hands" by Ben Carson ... Favorite quote is, "Strive to achieve what others have not achieved" ... Dream job is to be a chemical engineer.

Sang's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5k	18:51, Mercer Invitational (9/7/08)

 
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