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 Joyce Chelimo

2016: Participated in final four races of season, scoring for Seawolf team and cracking top 10 each time … helped Green & Gold place in top 10 at NCAA Championships for 9th straight time … became a three-time All-American on strength of 10th-place finish, covering 6 kilometers in 20:42.8 … named All-West Region following 7th-place performance at West Region Championships, covering 6K course in 21:22.87 … propelled team to second consecutive conference title, running same distance in all-conference time of 21:50.2 (5th individually) … began campaign by aiding team to victory at Western Washington Invite (Oct. 8), finishing 6K race in 10th place (22:05.7).   

2015: Returned by capturing NCAA All-America honors with 7th-place finish at NCAA Championships on Nov. 21, propelling team to 8th-place result … posted career-best 6K time at NCAA Championships, finishing in 20:17.10 … named West Region Athlete of the Year and member of All-West Region team following victory at West Region Championships, recording 6K-winning time of 20:42.3 … earned GNAC Athlete of the Year recognition after winning conference meet, covering 6 kilometers in  21:00.9 … member of GNAC All-Conference team … garnered GNAC Runner of the Week honors on heels of 2nd-place performance at Western Washington Classic Invite, crossing line after 6 kilometers in 21:19 … started season with two runner-up finishes in Hawaii … honored as women's cross country Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year nominee.

2014: Redshirted.

2013: Started Seawolf career by leading UAA at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 with a team-best 13th-place showing, finishing the 6K race in a time of 21:27.5 for All-America honors … led UAA to a program-best fourth-place team finish … helped the Seawolves to a victory at the NCAA West Regional Championships, by placing second on Nov. 9, after helping UAA to the team title at the GNAC Championships on Oct. 26 with a fourth-place result … named GNAC Newcomer of the Year … finished runner-up in the first three races of the season.

BEFORE UAA: Attended American International College ... finished 61st with a time of 23:59 at the NCAA East Regional … took 50th with a time of 20:48 at the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Cross Country Championships … participated in cross crountry and track & field for Sambirir High School.

MAJOR: Accounting.


Season-by-Season Results 

WWU Classic Invite          10th 
GNAC Championships          5th
NCAA West Region            7th
NCAA Championships          10th

Hawaii Big Wave Invite      2nd       

Hawaii Pacific Invite       2nd
WWU Classic Invite          2nd
GNAC Championships          1st
NCAA West Region            1st
NCAA Championships          7th


BYU-Hawaii Invite           2nd
Chaminade Invite            2nd
Willamette Invite           2nd
GNAC Championships          4th
NCAA West Region            2nd
NCAA Championships          13th

Position: Women
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Kapsowar, Kenya
High School: American International
Major: Accounting
Experience: 3 Letters
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