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Nov 18, 2023

Chepngetich Named NCAA All-American After Representing Clemson at National Championship

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After recording a 24th-place finish at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships, freshman Gladys Chepngetich has been named an All-American as she is the first Tiger to earn the honor since 2016. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of Gladys today,” Chepngetich said. “She went out and competed with the best in the nation and held her own with an All-American finish.”

Chepngetich, who was the sole competitor for Clemson, completed the Women’s 6k in 19 minutes and 54 seconds to help the freshman secure a 24th overall finish as ran beside the top 255 female athletes in the nation. 

For the full results from the championship, click here

The Kenya, Africa native has impressed all in her first season in the Tiger uniform as she has tabbed four, top-three finishes in the six meets of the 2023 campaign. At the ACC Championship, Chepngetich recorded a seventh-place overall finish and was the first true freshman to cross the line. 

The newcomer became the first Tiger to be named the ACC Female Freshman of the Year. 

As the 2023 cross country season comes to a close, Chepngetich and the rest of the Tigers will look ahead to the 2023-24 Track and Field season as Clemson will open the indoor season on Friday, December 8.

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