The women's cross country/track & field team captured the 2013-2014 Big South Conference Triple Crown
Nicosia and Keitt Pick Up Top-Five Finishes
Four Chanticleers in Action Saturday
Kiana Quolas was named the Female Athlete of the Year, while Pedro Ribeiro and Lorenzo Taliaferro shared the Male Athlete of the Year award
Two Chanticleers Set Personal Bests
**2014: Big South 10,000m Champion, indoor 5000m Champion, All-Big South in outdoor 5,000m and NCAA qualifer, All-Region and All-Big South in cross country
**2013: All-Big South in indoor 3,000m, Big South Champion in cross country
**2012: Big South Champion in 10,000m. All-Big South in 5,000m, All-Big South and Big South Freshman of the Year in cross country
2014 Cross Country: Qualified for the NCAA Championships and placed in the top half of the field with a 6K time of 21:15.9... Earned All-Region honors by finishing 12th in the Southeast Regional meet with new personal-best 6K time of 20:39.20... Earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish at the Big South Championships... Won three of her four regular-season races, taking first at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, Big South Preview and Blue Ridge Invitational... Clocked personal-best 5K time of 17:08.79 while finishing sixth at the Greater Louisville Classic... Named Big South Runner of the Week three times.
2014 Outdoor: Took first place in the 10,000m at the Big South Championships with a time of 35:50.14 and was runner-up in the 5,000m at the Big South meet... Clocked a personal best of 16:56.02 at the Raleigh Relays and set a personal best in the mile run of 5:00.47 at the Shamrock Invitational... Clocked 4:41.75 in her only 1,500m race of the season... Member of 2013-14 Big South Presidential Honor Roll, Dean's List.
2014 Indoor: Won the Big South 5,000m championship with a meet-record time of 17:01.09... Also had a personal best in the 3,000m at the Big South meet, clocking 9:48.66 to place fourth.
2013 Cross Country: Was named the women's Big South Runner of the Year and received all-conference honors for the second consecutive year ... Received Big South Runner of the Week honors four times ... Led the Chants in five of the six meets she ran ... Started the season by winning the Carolina Challenge with a 5k time of 18:06, which at that point was a personal best ... Took first place at the Big South Preview, setting the Buena Vista 5k course record of 18:18.17 and leading the Chants to a first place team finish ... Set a 6k personal record of 21:27 at the Paul Short Run, placing 51st of 406 runners ... Led the Chants to a third-place finish at the Blue Ridge Open, placing sixth with a 5k time of 18:12 ... Claimed the individual crown and led Coastal to a Big South Championship after setting a new 5k record at the Buena Course of 17:46.86 ... Finished second for the Chants at the NCAA Southeast Regional, turning in a 6k time of 22:21.
2013 Outdoor: Placed fifth in the 10,000 meters at the Big South Championships and set new personal-best in the event of 35:23.37 at the Raleigh Relays.
2013 Indoor: Earned all-conference honors in the 3,000 meters with a third-place finish at the Big South Championships while recording a personal-best time of 10:05.21 ... Had top-five finishes in both other 3,000-meter races, including runner-up at Clemson's Tiger Paw Invitational ... Also notched personal-best in the mile run at the Big South Championships, placing fourth in a time of 5:06.53 ... Runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the Hilton Garden Invitational.
2012 Cross Country: Earned All-Big South honors after placing 10th overall at the Big South Championship with a personal-best 5K time of 18:14.78 ... Notched personal-best 6K time of 22:33.28 at NCAA Southeast Regional ... Runner-up at Coastal Carolina Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Earned All-Big South honors in 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters with a first-place finish in the 10,000 and runner-up finish in the 5,000 ... Season-bests were 17:20.29 in the 5,000 meters and 36:21.70 in the 10,000 meters ... Won the 5,000 meters at the CCU/Shamrock Invitational ... Placed seventh in the 3,000 meters at the Penn Relays, the only time she ran the event ... Notched a season-best time of 4:39.61 in the 1,500 meters at the Tiger Final Qualifier and finished fourth in the event at the Weems Baskin Relays.
2012 Indoor: Won the 3,000 meters at the Clemson Invitational with a season-best time of 10:09.40 ... Finished third at the Big South Championships in the 5,000 meters and sixth in the 3,000 meters ... Season-best in the 5,000 meters was 17:20.31 to place fourth at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Member of the distance medley teams that placed third at the Clemson Invitational and Big South Championships ... Finished the season ranked second in the Big South in the 5,000 meters and third in the 3,000 meters.
At Centurion HS: Won the state championship in the 5000 meters in 2010... Won the region and Jakaranda Prestige conference championship in the 1500 meters and was conference champion in the 3000 meters during junior season... Finished first in the conference in the 1500 meters during freshman season... Set the Centurion High School record in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:51... Ran personal best times of 2:18 in the 800 meters, 10:12 in the 3000 meters and 17:51 in the 5000 meters... Competed in the World XC Championships from 2009-2011 finishing 80th, 39th and 51st respectfully ... Won the state championships in the 4k during freshman season and took second during sophomore season... Centurion High School won the region in cross country from 2007-2010.