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Letitia Saayman
Letitia Saayman

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pretoria, South Africa

High School:
Centurion HS

Height:
5-0


Cross Country Honors
2013: Big South Women's Runner of the Year
2013: Big South Cross Country All-Conference Team
2012: Big South Women's Freshman of the Year
2012:
Big South All-Conference Team

Cross Country Personal Records
5K - 17:46.86 (2013 Big South Championship)
6K - 21:27(2013 Paul Short Run)

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.

2012 Cross Country: Ran in all six events as a freshman, finishing first for the Chants, 10th overall, at the Big South Championship to receive Big South All-Conference Team and Big South Freshman of the Year honors ... Crossed the line second overall with a 5K time of 18:22.93 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational ... Placed third for the team, 33rd overall at the Big South Preview in 18:59 ... Ran the 6K Charlotte Invitational in 23:29 ... Stopped the clock in 18:55 to finish 28th at the 5K Blue Ridge Mountain Open ... Ran a 5K personal record time of 18:14.78 to finish 10th at the Big South Championship ... Finished third for the team in 22:33 at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2012 Outdoor Track & Field: Big South 10,000m champion ... Finished the season with Coastal's top 5,000m and 10,000m times ... Cruised to the finish line in the 10,000m at the Big South Championship with a time of 36:30.13 to claim her first career conference title ... Posted a season-best time of 4:39.31 to place seventh in the 1,500m at the Tiger Final Qualifier ... Ran the 3,000m in 10:07.83 to finish seventh at the prestigious Penn Relays ... Clocked a season-best time of 17:20.29 to win the 5,000m at the Shamrock Invitational ... Took the silver medal in the 5,000m at the Big South Championship with a time of 17:32.56.

2012 Indoor Track & Field: Finished the season with Coastal's top 3,000m and 5,000m times ... Posted a time of 5:16.69 in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 10:09.40 to win the 3,000m at the Clemson Invitational ... Turned in a fourth-place finish in the 5,000m at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup with a season-best time of 17:20.31 ... Earned a bronze medal in the 5,000m at the Big South Championship with a time of 17:46.06.

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.