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Sylvia Chelangat

  • position Distance
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kenya
  • position Distance
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kenya

Sylvia Chelangat Bio

Career Honors and Recognition
2023 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Season and Career Results
2023-24
Indoor
Competed in five indoor meets for the Gamecocks, running the 600m, 800m, 4x400m relay and one distance medley relay … Opened the season with a PR in the 600m, running 1:31.80 at the Gamecock Opener to finish second overall with the second fastest indoor 600m since 2010 … Ran her first 800m of the season at the at the David Hemery Valentine Invite, clocking 2:09.51 … Turned in a personal best time in the indoor 800m at the SEC Indoor Championship, finishing 11th overall with a time of 2:06.93 for the fifth fastest indoor 800m time in Gamecock history … Ran the DMR at the SEC Championship as the third leg, helping the Gamecocks turn in a time of 11:55.57.

Cross Country
Appeared in four cross country meets during her first season with the cross country squad … Made her Carolina Cross Country debut at the Eye Opener when she ran 19:04 to finish 48th overall … Recorded her 5K collegiate PR at the Gamecock Challenge when she ran 17:49.9 for the 18th fastest 5K time in program history … Ran two 6K events during the season, including the 2023 SEC Championship where she finished 111th with a personal best time of 22:34.0.

2022-23
Indoor
Took part in five meets during the 2023 indoor season, running the 400m, 800m and the 4x400m relay … Made her collegiate debut at the Columbia Challenge in New York, turning in a season-best sixth-place finish in the 400m after running 55.75 … Set an indoor 400m PR in the next meet, running 55.23 to finish seventh at the South Carolina Invitational … Also finished third in the 800m at the South Carolina Invitational, running her first collegiate 800m in 2:07.66 … Ran an indoor personal best in the 800m at the Tiger Paw Invite, turning in a time of 2:07.26 for the fourth fastest indoor 800m in Gamecock history … Her best 800m finish was a runner-up result at the USC Indoor Open … Competed at the 2023 SEC Indoor Championship in the 800m, finishing 18th.

Outdoor
Competed in eight meets during the outdoor season, running the 400m, 800m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the sprint medley relay … Solidified her freshman campaign with a runner-up finish in the SEC Outdoor Championship 800m, running 2:03.98 to grab eight points for the team and earn Second Team All-SEC honors … Advanced to the final day of the NCAA East Regional in the 800m, but was unable to advance to Texas after running injured … Made her outdoor debut in the Bahamas, winning the Island Bahamas Relays 800m race with a time of 2:05.99 … Was also part of the 4x800m relay team that won in the Bahamas, running the second leg and helping the team to a time of 8:56.91 for the seventh fastest relay time in program history … Was named SEC Freshman Runner of the Week on March 21 after her performance in the Bahamas … The following week she ran her outdoor personal best in the 400m at the Weems Baskin Relays, turning in a time of 54.30 to finish third … Also ran the third leg of the 4x400m team at the Weems Baskin Relays, running 3:37.57 for the win … Ran a program record and personal best outdoor 800m at the Tom Jones Memorial when she clocked 2:02.58 to finish fourth overall … Turned in two more top three finishes in the 4x400m relay, including running anchor leg for the relay team that won the USC Open, running 3:41.23 … Was also the anchor leg for the 4x800m relay team at the Florida Relays, winning with a time of 8:45.92 for the third fastest relay time in Gamecock history … Took part in relay races at both the Penn Relays and the SEC Championship as well.

Personal Records
Indoor

400m 55.23 (2/3/23)
600m 1:31.80 (1/13/24)
800m 2:06.93 (2/23/24)

Outdoor

400m 54.30 (3/25/23)
800m 2:02.58 (4/15/23)

Cross Country

5K 17:49.9 (9/15/23)
6K 22:34.0 (10/27/23)