Joyce Chelimo


2016: INDOOR – Received All-America honors in 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters at NCAA Championships, March 11-12 … placed runner-up in 5,000 meters at 16:10.32 (GNAC record) and sixth in 3,000 meters at 9:35.09 … qualified for NCAAs with fastest Div. II time of the season in 3K of 9:17.97 – GNAC record – and second fastest time of 16:22.93 in 5K … named USTFCCCA West Region Track Athlete of the Year and All-West Region in 3K, 5K and DMR … won GNAC titles in one mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters, receiving three GNAC All-Conference honors … named GNAC Track & Field Athlete of the Year and GNAC Runner of the Week (Feb. 8-14). OUTDOOR – Earned Second Team All-America honors in 5,000 meters after finishing 10th at 16:55.28 … also competed in 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships, but was unable to finish the race … entered NCAAs with fastest times of season in both 5,000 meters (15:59.55, UAA record) and 10,000 meters (33:14.41, GNAC record) … 10,000-meter time ranks fifth-fastest all-time in Div. II history – accomplished at Stanford Invite (April 1, 2016) named All-West Region in 5K and 10K and USTFCCCA West Region Track Athlete of the Year … GNAC champion in 10,000 meters (36:02.39) … named all-conference in 10K and 5K and GNAC Athlete of the Week (March 28-April 3 and April 11-17).

2015: Redshirted.

2014: INDOOR – Named West Region Women’s Athlete of the Year and GNAC Newcomer of the Year … All-American honors in 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters … put up career bests at GNAC Championships in one mile run, finishing in 5:07.38 … at Husky Open, posted career best in 3,000 meters with time of 9:38.54 and in 5,000 meters at UW Classic, posting time of 16:57.37… competed in distance medley at Ed Jacoby Invite finishing in 12:26.28. OUTDOOR – Received All-American honors in 10,000 meters … won 10,000 meters at GNAC Championship and finished seventh at NCAA Championships in same event … qualified for NCAA’s in 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters … claimed All-West Region in 5,000 and 10,000 meters … named to GNAC All-Conference team in 5,000 and 10,000 meters … posted career bests at Willamette Invite with time of 4:37.19 in 1500 meters and in 5,000 meters finishing in 16:44.97 at SFSU Distance Carnival – sixth-fastest time in GNAC history … in 10,000 meters, posted a career best of 34:54.04 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

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

MAJOR: Accounting.



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