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  Emily Tangwar

Emily Tangwar

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Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Lareto (Matunda)



2009 Outdoor: Won the 1,500-meter run at the Furman Invitational (4:45.46) and took third in the 800 meters (4/11) ... Finished second in the 1,500 meters and fifth in the 800 meters at the 49er Classic, posting season-best finishes in both events and setting a school record in the 800 with a time of 2:17.75 (3/21) ... Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays, winning her section of 38 runners with a time of 17:24.30 (3/27) ... Competed in the prestigious Penn Relays for the second-straight year, posting a 24th-place finish in the 5,000 meters with a career-best and school-record time of 17:23.33 (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).

2008-09 Indoor: Named team MVP ... Took first-place in the 5,000-meter run at the A-Sun Championships with a school-record time of 17:32.95 (2/20) ... Also finished second in the 3,000 meters and fourth in the mile run at conference championships with respective season-best times of 10:11.49 and 5:10.13 ... Finished fourth in the mile and sixth in the 800-meter run at the Carolina Invitational, where she set the new school record in the mile in 5:09.15 (2/13) ... Finished fourth in the 800-meter run, fourth in the 3,000 meters and seventh in the mile run at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Notched a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:13.97 and a fifth-place finish in the mile run at the UNC Classic (1/24) ... Won the 800-meter run at the Appalachian Limited, setting a school record with a time of 2:20.76 (1/17).

2008 XC: Finished 34th at the A-Sun Championships ... Finished first among 311 runners at the Eye Opener Invitational (9/6), helping lead the team to a sixth-place finish, and was the first women in the history of Upstate to win the race ... Finished second at the Blue Ridge Open (10/17) with a season-best time of 18:20, leading the women to a 12th-place finish of 26 teams ... Finished third at the Mercer Invitational (9/27), leading the Spartans to a season-best fourth-place finish of 24 teams ... Took fourth-place at the Furman Invitational (10/11) and seventh-place at the Winthrop Invitational (9/20) ... Notched five top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes ... Earned two Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week awards, after her performances at the Eye Opener and Furman Invitationals.

2008 Outdoor: Earned Upstate's Spartan of the Week and Most Outstanding Freshman Award ... Named team's Most Valuable Athlete ... Competed in the 800, 1,500-, 3,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-meter runs and the steeplechase during the season ... Had school's best time of the season in all six events ... Won the 3,000 meters at the 49er Classic with a time of 10:34.87 (3/22) ... Finished 10th in the 5,000 meters at the Duke Invitational with a time of 17:42.91 (4/4) ... Won the 800 and 1,600 meters at the Wofford dual meet (4/7) ... Won the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:53.16 and finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.92 at the Furman Invitational (4/12) ... Finished 13th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36:24.96 at the prestigous Penn Relays (4/25) ... Closed season by finishing second in the steeplechase at the Orange & Purple Classic with a time of 11:40.74 (5/10).

2007-08 Indoor: Earned Atlantic Sun Conference Most Outstanding Runner and Most Outstanding Freshman awards at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (3/1-2) ... Claimed medalist honors in the mile run, the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters ... Posted a 10:10.31 time in the 3,000 meters for her first title of the meet (3/1) ... Added a 17:43.38 in the 5,000 meters for her second title and wrapped up with a 5:16.60 mile run for her third win (3/2) ... Passed three runners in final lap to take mile title ... Set school records in the 800 meters, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and the mile run ... Finished fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Tiger Invitational with a time of 10:03.78, setting a school record (2/15) ... Finished in seventh at the Clemson Invitational in both the mile run and the 3,000 meters (1/18-19).

2007 XC: Earned Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year honors along with spots on the All-Atlantic Sun and Atlantic Sun All-Freshman teams ... Named team's Most Outstanding Runner ... Finished second at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships with a school-record 5k time of 18:08, just 17 seconds behind the medalist (10/28) ... Was Spartans' top runner all season long, finishing in the top 10 in all six races ... Won her first career race with a time of 18:14 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) ... Finished seventh at the Gamecock Invitational, the Spartans' first cross country race in three years (8/31) ... Finished eighth at the Eye Opener and fourth at Charlotte Invitational (9/22) ... Took fourth at the Furman Invitational to earn her first Atlantic Sun Conference Runner of the Week honors (10/13).

Before USC Upstate: Played soccer, field hockey and participated in track and field at Loreto ... Ran the 1,500 meters in 4:55 and 5k in 18:32 ... Was named the track and field team's MVP in 1997 ... Redshirted in one season at Alaska Fairbanks.

Personal: Daughter of the late Joseph and Magdalyne Tangwar ... Has three brothers, Richard, Dan and Geoffry, and five sisters, Eunice, Ruth, Loia, Joan and Milka ... Nursing major ... Favorite food is chapati and ugali (corn meal) ... Favorite book is "Gifted Hands"...Enjoys cooking, singing and travelling ... Admires her mother ... Favorite athlete is Kenyan marathon runner Catherine Ndereba ... Hero growing up was Kenyan marathon runner and peace advocate Tegla Lorupe ... Involved in Habitat for Humanity ... Sister, Joan, is a sophomore on Upstate's cross country and track and field team.

Tangwar's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5k	18:08, A-Sun Championships (10/27/07)

USC Upstate Cross Country
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