Saayman and Simpson Win Individual Events
Coastal Women Look to Complete Triple Crown
The Chanticleers will send six student-athletes to Raleigh and the rest of the squad willbe in Rock Hill
Women look to win three-straight while the men go for their third title in program history
**2014: Big South All-Academic Team cross country
**2013: All-Big South and Big South All-Academic team in cross country
2014 Cross Country: Named to Big South All-Academic Team for second straight year... Was among team's top two finishers in all seven meets... Led Coastal at the Blue Ridge Invitational, clocking 21:15.93 in the 6,400m race... Placed fifth at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a 5K time of 16:16.99 and eighth at the Winthrop Invitational... Posted season-best 8K time of 25:50.87 at the Greater Louisville Classic... Clocked 33:09.30 in the 10K race at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
2014 Track & Field: Posted a personal-best time of 31:22.61 in the 10,000 while placing eighth at the Big South Championships... Also had a personal best of 4:08.02 in only 1,500m race to take fourth at the Battle of the Beaches... Runner-up in the 3,000m at the Battle of the Beaches and fifth in the mile run at the Palmetto Classic with a time of 4:34.90... Season-best of 15:24.88 in the 5,000m... Member of 2013-14 Big South Presidential Honor Roll, Dean's List.
2013 Cross Country: Was named Big South All-Conference and received All-Academic Team honors ... Ran in all seven meets for the Chanticleers, pacing Coastal at the Blue Ridge Open and crossing second for the team at all others ... Placed 10th overall at the 5k Carolina Challenge in 16:15 ... Helped the Chants to a first-place finish at the Coastal Carolina Invitational by finishing fourth overall ... Was the 15th runner to cross the line at the Big South Preview ... Ran the 8k Paul Short Run in 25:58 ... Placed 15th of 229 runners at the Blue Ridge Open with an 8k personal best of 25:13.02 ... Was one of two Chants to place in the top-10 at the Big South Championship ... Finished 60th at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 10k time of 30:44... Dean's List.
2013 Track & Field: Finished 16th in the 10,000m at the Big South Championship... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2012 Cross Country: Was Coastal's top runner during the season, leading the team in four of six events: the CCU Invitational, Charlotte Invitational, Blue Ridge Mountain Open and NCAA Southeast Regional... Finished second overall at the CCU Invitational with a 5K time of 15:31... Ran a personal best 8K at the Charlotte Invitational in 25:23.36 to place 31st... Crossed 47th at the 8K Blue Ridge Mountain Open in 25:33... Ran a personal best 31:29.63 to place 55th overall at the 10K NCAA Southeast Regional, the highest individual CCU men's finish at a regional since 2008... Was named the men's Big South Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 4, 2012.
2012 Track & Field: Posted a time of 4:10.68 in the 1,500m at the North Florida Invitational... Completed the 3,000m in 8:59.23 to place second at the Chanticleer Classic... Ran a season-best 15:11.53 in the 5,000m at the Duke Twilight... Placed 11th in the 10,000m at the Big South Championship with a time of 32:04.71... Crossed the line in 15:41.86 to post a 17th-place finish in the 5,000m at the Big South Championship... Turned in a seventh-place finish in the 5,000m at the Duke Invitational with a time of 15:28.49... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2011 Cross Country: Coastal Carolina's top finisher in the final five meets of the season... Started his freshman campaign with a second-place finish with a time of 15:49.63 at the 5k Gamecock Open to help the Chanticleers capture the meet title... Finished ninth at the 8k Coastal Carolina Invitational/Big South Preview with a time of 25:47... Led the Chants at the Paul Short Run with an 8k time of 27:44... Placed 57th at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open, crossing the finish line in 26:25.1... Posted an 8k personal-best with a 25:26 at the Big South Championship... Crossed the finish line in 32:34.2 to record a 10k personal-best at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
High School: Competed at Cosby High School... Finished 17th in the 3,200m at the 2011 Virginia High School State AAA Championship... Took third place in 3,200m at the Central Region Championships... Turned in a fifth place finish at the adidas Mile Stat 3,200m in personal best time of 9:30.76... Cosby HS record holder in 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x800mR and the 5K in cross country... Finished 14th in the 2010 Great American Cross Country Race of Champions in personal best time of 15:36... 2010 district champion in cross country... All-state cross country performer as a junior in 2009.