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Diana Jepchirchir
Diana Jepchirchir

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kampala, Uganda

Last College:
University of New Orleans

Height:
5-5


11/01/2013

17 Chanticleers Named to Big South Cross Country All-Decade Teams

Coastal's 17 selections are the most by any Big South institution

Current Big South and Coastal Carolina Cross Country 6K record holder...

2007 XC: Became the second Women's Cross Country All-American in Coastal and Big South history with a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Championships... Ran 20:55.8 at the NCAA Championships... Garnered All-Region honors after finishing fifth with a Coastal and Big South record-setting time of 20:22.50 at the Southeast Regional... 2007 New Balance Big South Conference Women's Cross Country Champion and Runner of the Year... Won the 5K meet with a time of 17:07.2, the second fastest winning time in Big South Conference Championship history... Earned 2007 Big South Runner of the Year and All-Conference honors... At Pre-Nationals, ran a blazing time of 20:24.6, placed sixth and finished the 6K course with one shoe after losing it 300 meters into the race... Her Pre-Nationals time set a school and Big South record at the time... Won the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 18:16.1...Two-time Choice Hotels Big South Runner of the Week selection... First honor came after she placed 11th out of 317 runners at the prestigious Brooks Paul Short Run... Second came after her race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals...

2007 Outdoor: Earned All-Conference honors in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters... Ran a season-best 17:26.44 and finished second in the 5,000... Her 10,000 meter time of 37:36.96 was third... 2007 Indoor: Did not compete... 2006 XC: Earned All-Big South honors with a second-place finish at the Big South Cross Country Championships with a time of 17:53.10 to give Coastal a 1-2 finish... Ran a season-best 6K time of 21:42 at the Paul Short Run... Was 53rd out of 215 runners at Regionals...

Prior to Coastal: Competed in Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at the University of New Orleans... Was the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Champion with a time of 17:24.98... Named Sun Belt Runner of the Year... Finished 24th at the NCAA South Region Championship... Earned All-Region honors... Was the Indoor Sun Belt Champion at the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:13.53 and 5,000 meters with a time of 17:26.67... Named Sun Belt Indoor Runner of the Year... Was the Outdoor Sun Belt Champion at the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:23.02, which set the Sun Belt Record... Also was the Outdoor Sun Belt Champion at the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:04.76...

High School: Member of the Uganda Junior National Track and Field team that competed at East-West-Central Africa Track and Field Championships in Rwanda... Competed in the 1,500 meters and finished fifth...

Personal: Full name: Diana Jepchirchir... Daughter of Isaac Cheptoeak and Beatrice Cheptoeak... Major is business management.