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 Caroline Kurgat


2019: INDOOR - Named USTFCCCA All-Region West Region Women's Runner of the Year ... earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the mile, 3,000, 5,000 and distance medley relay ... national champion in the 3,000 and 5,000 ... ran NCAA Div. II Championship Records in the 5,000 (16:06.37) and the 3,000 (9:15.45) ... anchored the distance medley relay to a second-place finish (11:26.00) at the NCAA Championships ... won the mile (4:47.86), 3,000 (9:54.40) and distance medley relay (11:23.47) at the GNAC Championships ... her time in the mile and distance medley relay were both school records ... her mile time is the seventh-best in GNAC hsitory ... ran Div. II records in both the 3,000 (9:07.05) and 5,000 (15:28.46) ... earned the Pride of Alaska Award for outstanding athletic achievement from the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. OUTDOOR - Earned All-West Region honors in the 800, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 ... ran the fastest times in the region in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 ... won both the 5,000 (17:10.10) and the 10,000 (36:34.31) at the NCAA Championships ... won the 1,500 (4:23.02), 5,000 (16:35.10) and 10,000 (38:03.64) at the GNAC Championships and earned GNAC Female Track Athlete of the Meet honors ... ran 32:08.09 to set the all-time NCAA Div. II record in the 10,000 at the Stanford Invite ... won the 800 at the Linfield Open in a personal-best time of 2:09.90 ... ran a personal-best time of 4:19.48 in the 1,500 at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... earned All-GNAC Academic honors ... earned Google Cloud Academic All-District accolades.

2018: INDOOR - Did not compete. OUTDOOR - Collegiate Women's Sports Award Honda Award recepient ... Google Cloud Academic All-American ... GNAC All-Academic Team ... USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team ... USTFCCCA West Region Athlete of the Year ... USTFCCCA All-West Region selection int he 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 ... GNAC Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... NCAA National Champion in the 5,000 (16:22.62) and 10,000 (34:13.80) ... GNAC Champion in the 5,000 (16:53.43) and 10,000 (34:49.33) and runner-up in the 1,500 (4:24.68) ... GNAC Track Athlete of the Meet ... USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week twice and GNAC Runner fo the Week four times ... UAA Bill McKay Student-Athlete of the Year ... ran the second-fastest time all-time in Div. II to place second in the 10,000 at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 32:33.24 ... won the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in a time of 15:41.21, the sixth-best time all-time in Div. II ... ran a school-record time of 4:21.18 for 1,500 at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... GNAC record holder in the 5,000 and 10,000 and rankis fourth all-time in the 1,500.

2017: INDOOR - Earned All-American honors after finishing third in the 3,000 (9:27.09) at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships ... her time of 9:27.09 ranks second at UAA and fourth in GNAC history ... earned second-team All-American honors after finishing ninth in the distance medley (11:36.55) at the NCAA Championships ... time of 11:36.55 in the distance medley ranks second all-time at UAA and eighth all-time in the GNAC ... ran a school-record, and the 10th fastest time in GNAC history, to win the mile (4:53.07) at the GNAC Championships ... won the 5,000 (17:44.68) at the GNAC Championships ... placed third in the 3,000 (10:05.04) at the GNAC Championships ... earned All-GNAC honors in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000 ... All-West Region honoree ... GNAC All-Academic Team. OUTDOOR - Did not compete ... USTFCCCA Scholastic All-American.  

2016: INDOOR – Qualified for NCAA Championships in 3,000 meters and member of distance medley relay … earned All-America honors in DRM with fourth-place finish with UAA-record time of 11:31.21 … placed 13th in 3,000 meters at NCAAs with time of 9:47.85 … qualified for NCAAs with season-best and provisional time of 9:41.34 in 3K, good for third all-time on UAA list … named All-West Region in 3K and  5K … received All-Conference honors in three events at GNAC Championships – 3,000 meters (2nd), 5,000 meters (2nd) and one mile (3rd) … registered season-best time of 16:46.49 in 5,000 meters at Husky Classic, good for fourth all-time on UAA list. OUTDOOR – Collected All-America honors in 5,000 meters at NCAA Championship with sixth-place finish at 16:44.84 … earned Second Team All-America honors in 10,000 meters with time of 36:20.05, taking 10th … qualified for NCAAs with second-fastest time in Div. II this season in 10,000 meters at 33:38.30 – good for second all-time on UAA list …posted 12th-fastest Div. II time this season in 5,000 meters at 16:30.85 at Mt. SAC Relays – good for third all-time on UAA list … named All-West Region in 5K and 10K … named all-conference in 10,000 meters with runner-up performance at 36:07.59 … also placed fourth in 5,000 meters and 1500 meters … named to GNAC All-Academic Team and USTFCCCA Academic All-American Team.

2015: INDOOR – Competed in one race at UW Indoor Preview, furnishing time of 10:53.76 in 3,000 meters. OUTDOOR – Made NCAA debut in Allendale, Mich., with provisional NCAA qualifying 10,000 meter-time of 35:28.00, recorded at Mt. SAC Relays … finished 13th at NCAAs with time of 35:42.53 … named All-West Region in 10,000 meters … picked up All-Conference honors in 10,000 meters with third-place finish at 37:15.33 … also finished sixth in 5,000 meters, helping Seawolves to second-place team result at GNACs … named GNAC Freshman of the Year … posted season-best time of 17:15.05 in 5,000 meters at San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

BEFORE UAA: Attended Kapkenda in Eldoret, Kenya.

MAJOR: Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science.

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Kapkenda
Major: Nursing
Experience: 2 Letters
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