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Lydia Saina
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Kapkenda Girls School
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Lydia Saina Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 07/31/2012

2013 Outdoor Track
Named All-Southern Conference and to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team in the 5,000-meter distance after placing third overall at the SoCon Championships (April 20-21) with a personal-best time of 17:26.71 … Trimmed almost 22 seconds off her time at the SoCon Championships … Turned in the Spartans’ top time in the 3,000-meter distance on the year at 10:24.67 at the Wake Forest Open (March 15-16) … Tallied a career-best time of 4:44.80 in the 1,500-meter race at the High Point VertKlasse Meet (March 22-23).

2012-13 Indoor Track
Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in the 5,000-meter race after posting a time of 18:42.44 to finish 23rd at the SoCon Championships (Feb. 23-24) …Turned in a personal-best time of 18:24.78 in the 5,000-meter race at the Hokie Invitational (Jan. 25-26) … Posted career-best times in the 3,000-meter race at the Wake Forest Invitational (Jan.19) with a time of 10:56.83 … Also added a top time in the mile at the Hilton Garden Invitational (Feb. 1-2) with a time of 5:26.89.

2012 Cross Country

Posted a career-best time of 18:47.29 in the 5,000-meter distance at the Southern Conference Championships (Oct.27), where she placed 45th overall … Turned in a career-best time of 23:09.50 in the 6,000-meter distance at the Pre-Nationals in Louisville (Oct. 13), placing 120th… Finished 161st overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 23:18.83 … Placed 11th at the Elon Invitational (Sept. 15) with a time of 20:15.

High School
Attended Kapkenda Girls High School in Chepkorio, Kenya… participated in cross country for two years.

Personal
Lydia Saina … born July 13, 1992 in Nandi-Hills,Kenya … daughter of David and Christine Saina … has four siblings, Emmanuel Sanga, Betsy Saina, Mildred Saina and Edwin Sanga … majoring in public health.


Top Performances
Cross Country
5K: 17:39 (Elon Invitational, 9/14/13)

6k: 21:22.88 (NCAA Pre-National Invitational, 10/19/13)

Indoor
Mile: 5:26.89 (Hilton Garden Invitational, 2/1/13)
3000m: 10:56.83 (Wake Forest Invitational, 1/19/13) 
5000m: 18:24.78 (Hokie Invitational, 1/26/13) 

Outdoor
1,500m: 4:44.80 (High Point VertKlasse, 3/23/13)
3,000m: 10:24.67 (Wake Forest Open, 3/15/13)
5,000m: 17:26.71 (SoCon Championships, 4/21/13)

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