June 14, 2012
Men's cross country, track earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
INDIANAPOLIS – UNCG’s men’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track programs were among the 954 programs nationally to earn 2012 Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for ranking in the top 10 percent of all Division I teams in their respective sports, the association announced Thursday.
June 8, 2012
Chelimo posts national runner-up finish in 5,000 meters at NCAAs
DES MOINES, Iowa – UNCG’s Paul Chelimo became the first Spartan track athlete ever to earn first-team All-America honors during the outdoor season with a national runner-up finish on day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Friday.
June 6, 2012
Katam earns second-team All-America honors in 10,000 meters
DES MOINES, Iowa – Paul Katam got the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships off to a stellar start for UNCG on Wednesday night, earning second-team All-America honors and lowering his own school record and personal best by more than 17 seconds in the 10,000 meters.
June 5, 2012
Chelimo, Katam head to NCAA Outdoor Championships
Paul Chelimo and Paul Katam of the UNCG men's track & field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the four-day NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University, Wednesday through Saturday.
May 31, 2012
UNCG men finish fifth, women fourth in SoCon all-sports races
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG’s men finished fifth and its women finished fourth in the final standings of the Southern Conference’s all-sports races. Appalachian State earned the league’s Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in men’s athletics while College of Charleston was awarded the Germann Cup for the best overall women’s athletics program.
May 31, 2012
Thompson earns CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District 3 honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG senior Joey Thompson has earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
May 26, 2012
Chelimo wins 5,000m to earn NCAA Championship bid
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One more UNCG runner added his name to the list of NCAA Championship qualifiers Saturday night as Paul Chelimo won his heat in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at the University of North Florida.
May 25, 2012
Thompson wraps up career in 3,000m steeple at NCAA prelims
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UNCG senior Joey Thompson battled tough conditions Friday evening in the first heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminary Round hosted by the University of North Florida, finishing 42nd overall in the event to close out his career.
May 24, 2012
Katam wins 10,000m to punch ticket to NCAA Championships
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paul Katam started the weekend off in exciting fashion for the Spartans in the Sunshine State with a victory in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday evening. Katam's win is UNCG's first-ever regional title.
May 23, 2012
Spartans head to NCAA East Preliminary Round
Six members of the UNCG men's and women's track & field teams will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to compete in the three-day NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by the University of North Florida, from May 24-26.
May 22, 2012
UNCG recognizes student-athletes at annual Senior Banquet
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG Department of Athletics recently recognized its student-athletes at the UNCG Senior Banquet at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons. Men’s cross country and track athlete Joey Thompson and women’s soccer goalkeeper Kelsey Kearney earned UNCG’s male and female Spartan Awards.
May 17, 2012
Six Spartans selected for NCAA East Preliminary Round
INDIANAPOLIS – Six members of the UNCG men's and women's track & field teams qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round hosted by the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 24-26, the NCAA announced Thursday.
May 12, 2012
PRs fall at Virginia Challenge
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the UNCG men's and women's track and field teams performed well at the Virginia Challenge late Saturday evening, setting a pair of personal records.
May 11, 2012
Spartans wrap up regular season at Virginia Challenge
Four members of the UNCG men's and women's track & field teams will compete at The Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday evening.
May 5, 2012
Thirty-five Spartan student-athletes graduate
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Thirty-five UNCG student-athletes took part in graduation ceremonies across campus this week.
April 29, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell hit Olympic standards at Payton Jordan Invite
PALO ALTO, Calif. – UNCG wrapped up competition at the esteemed Payton Jordan Invitational late Sunday evening with two Olympic-level qualifying performances, the first of UNCG's history. Sophomore Paul Chelimo posted an eighth-place finish amidst a loaded field in the fast heat of the 5,000 meters en route to hitting the Olympic B standard for the event.
April 28, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell head to California for Payton Jordan Invite
The UNCG men's and women's track & field teams will send Paul Chelimo and Ashley Schnell to Palo Alto, Calif., for the prestigious Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday.
April 26, 2012
Spartans perform well at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA – UNCG's men's and women's track and field teams fared well at the 118th Penn Relays late Thursday night with several personal-best performances. Shaina Sumney led a trio of Spartan women in the 5,000 meters with a fifth-place performance, while Joey Thompson also set a PR in the event.
April 25, 2012
UNCG sends contingent to prestigious Penn Relays
The UNCG men's and women's track & field teams will send a small contingent to the world renowned Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday.
April 22, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell win 1,500m titles at SoCon Championships
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – UNCG's Paul Chelimo and Ashley Schnell won titles in the 1,500 meters on Sunday, the final day of the Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Western Carolina's Catamount Athletic Complex. The Spartan women finished seventh and the men eighth.
April 21, 2012
Katam wins 10,000m title on first day of SoCon Championships
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Paul Katam started the Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships off well for UNCG with a commanding victory in the first event of the day, the 10,000 meters, as the Spartan men are in seventh after Saturday’s first day of competition at Western Carolina’s Catamount Athletic Complex. The UNCG women are eighth as a team.
April 20, 2012
Spartans ready for SoCon Track and Field Championships
- The UNCG men's and women's track teams will travel to Cullowhee, N.C., for this weekend’s Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Western Carolina University.
April 11, 2012
Chelimo named SoCon Men's Track Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo was named the Southern Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Selections are made by the league’s track and field coaches.
April 7, 2012
UNCG wraps up competition at Duke Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG's track and field teams concluded the second day of the Duke Invitational on Saturday with some notable performances. Kerry Hartman and Ginny Cronley posted top-10 finishes in the 3,000 meters on the women's side, while Taylor Hurst finished 11th in a very competitive field of the 800 meters en route to a personal-best 1:53.51 for the men.
April 6, 2012
Several PRs fall on first day of Duke Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG's track and field teams ran several personal best times at the Duke Invitational on Friday, highlighted by Abraham Kemboi’s second-place finish in the 10,000 meters with a time of 31:03.15.
April 6, 2012
Chelimo posts second-fastest collegiate time in 5,000m at Stanford Invite
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Multiple UNCG records fell late Friday courtesy of the four Spartans competing at the Stanford Invitational. Paul Chelimo picked up right where he left off last weekend, this time running the second-fastest collegiate time in the country for 5,000 meters.
April 5, 2012
Fifteen from UNCG named to Academic All-SoCon winter squad
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Fifteen UNCG student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Southern Conference team for the 2011-12 winter season, the league office announced Thursday. UNCG indoor track and field runner Ashley Schnell was one of just six student-athletes in the conference with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
April 5, 2012
UNCG track to compete at Duke, Stanford invitationals this weekend
The UNCG men’s and women’s track & field teams will split their squads this weekend, sending some representatives to the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C., while others make their way to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational.
March 31, 2012
4x1,500m relay squad finishes ninth at Raleigh Relays
RALEIGH, N.C. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The UNCG men's and women's track teams wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday with the Spartan men's 4x1,500 meter relay team finishing ninth. On the women's side, a pair of school records fell.
March 30, 2012
Chelimo posts nation's best time in 1,500m at Raleigh Relays
RALEIGH, N.C. – UNCG's track and field teams broke several school records on the first day of the Raleigh Relays on Friday, highlighted by Paul Chelimo’s victory in the 1,500 meters at NC State’s Paul Derr Track.
March 29, 2012
UNCG back in action at Raleigh Relays this weekend
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s and women’s track & field teams will travel to Raleigh, N.C., Friday for the first day of Raleigh Relays held on the campus of NC State.
March 21, 2012
UNCG men third, women seventh in SoCon all-sports races
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG’s men are in third and women are in seventh after the winter season of competition in the Southern Conference’s all-sports races.
March 17, 2012
UNCG men post three top-10s in 3,000m at Wake Forest Open
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – UNCG’s track and field team turned in several solid finishes on the second and final day of the Wake Forest Open on Saturday, highlighted by runner-up finishes from Ashley Schnell and Paul Katam.
March 16, 2012
Spartans wrap up first day at Wake Forest Open
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The UNCG track and field team concluded its first day of competition at the Wake Forest Open on Friday, highlighted by Brian Carrington’s third-place showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and a trio of top-10 performances on the women’s side.
March 16, 2012
Chelimo, Kenyan teammates featured on UNCG's Inspire. Change. site
In his first year at UNCG, Paul Chelimo has placed in the top four nationally. He has been named All-American twice. But his goals as an athlete and a student are much bigger. Sometimes the finish line is just the start.
March 15, 2012
Spartans head to Wake Forest Open on Friday
UNCG will make the short trip down I-40 this weekend as the Spartans travel to the Wake Forest Open on Friday and Saturday.
March 10, 2012
UNCG’s Chelimo named All-American in 3,000 meters
Boise, Idaho and Wilmington, N.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo finished in fourth place in the 3,000 meter race at the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championship to earn All-America honors on Saturday evening at Jacksons Indoor Track.
March 8, 2012
Chelimo heads to NCAAs; Spartans open outdoor season at UNCW
UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo will compete this weekend at the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championship in Boise, Idaho, while many of his teammates will make the trip to Wilmington, N.C. to run in the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
February 24, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell win SoCon titles in mile at SoCon Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UNCG’s Ashley Schnell and Paul Chelimo each took home individual titles in the mile to lead the Spartans on the final day of the 2012 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
February 23, 2012
UNCG men, women win DMR titles at SoCon Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Both the UNCG men and women distance medley relay teams captured the SoCon title to lead the Spartans on the first day of the 2012 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.
February 22, 2012
UNCG heads to Southern Conference Indoor Championships
UNCG will travel to Birmingham, Ala. this week for the 2012 Southern Conference Indoor Championships beginning on Thursday. The meet will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
February 11, 2012
Three school records fall at Spire and Fast Track Invites
UNCG’s Paul Chelimo and Ashley Schnell each set new school records in the mile at the Spire Invitational, while Ginny Cronley did the same in the 5,000 meters at the Fast Track College Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
February 10, 2012
UNCG travels to Spire and Fast Track Invitationals
Coming off a successful weekend at two separate meets, the UNCG track team will once again split the squad to compete at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio and the Fast Track College Invitational in nearby Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday.
February 8, 2012
UNCG’s Chelimo named SoCon Track Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo has been named the Southern Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Athlete of the Week. The selections are made by the league’s track and field coaches.
February 4, 2012
Chelimo qualifies for NCAA Championships at Meyo Invitational
UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo led the Spartans at the Meyo Invitational by winning the 3,000 meter race and Shannon Hall claimed victory in the 800 meter race to lead UNCG at the Kent Taylor Invitational on Saturday.
February 3, 2012
UNCG’s Chelimo earns SoCon Track Athlete of the Month honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG’s Paul Chelimo was honored as the Southern Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Month, the conference office announced on Friday.
February 3, 2012
Katam breaks school record at Meyo Invitational
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – UNCG’s Paul Katam was the lone representative competing for UNCG on Friday at the Meyo Invitational and the sophomore impressed as he set a new school record in the 5,000 meters.
February 2, 2012
UNCG heads to two meets over the weekend
After taking nearly two weeks off, the UNCG track team will return to action this weekend at the Meyo Invitational and the Kent Taylor Invitational. Six runners will head to the prestigious Meyo Invitational to run on Friday and Saturday, while the other members of the team will compete at the Kent Taylor Invitational on Saturday.
January 25, 2012
UNCG’s Chelimo named SoCon Track Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo was named the Southern Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday. The selections are made by the league’s track and field coaches.
January 21, 2012
Cronley nearly sets school record at Hokie Invitational
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Ginny Cronley came within two seconds of setting a new school record in the 5,000 meters as UNCG completed its stay at the Hokie Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
January 20, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell lead UNCG at the Hokie Invitational
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Paul Chelimo won the men’s mile race and Ashley Schnell did the same in the women’s mile to lead UNCG on the first day of the Hokie Invitational on Friday.
January 19, 2012
UNCG track heads to Hokie Invitational
Coming off a successful opening weekend at the Dick Taylor Invitational, UNCG will look to build upon that this weekend as it travels to Blacksburg, Va., for the Hokie Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
January 14, 2012
Chelimo, Schnell win 800 meter races at Dick Taylor Invitational
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sophomore Paul Chelimo and senior Ashley Schnell won their respective 800 meter races to lead UNCG on the final day of the Dick Taylor Invitational in the Eddie Smith Field House on Saturday afternoon.
January 13, 2012
Spartans wrap up day one at Dick Taylor Invitational
Taylor Day set a new personal-best in the 3,000 meters, while Chelsea Willette did the same in the women’s 3,000 to lead UNCG on day one of the Dick Taylor Invitational at the Eddie Smith Field House.
January 12, 2012
UNCG opens indoor season at Dick Taylor Invitational
After nearly two months off from competition after the cross country season, UNCG will return to action this weekend as it makes the short trip down I-40 for the Dick Taylor Invitational. The meet will mark the opening competition for the Spartans during the indoor track & field season.
December 15, 2011
Ten UNCG student-athletes earn degrees during fall commencement
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Ten UNCG student-athletes completed their degree requirements this fall and were part of a large number of students who earned their degrees on Thursday.
November 9, 2011
School-record 12 inducted into Golden Chain Honor Society
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A school-record 12 UNCG student-athletes were inducted into the school’s prestigious Golden Chain Honor Society on Sunday.
August 10, 2011
UNCG men’s track & field earn All-Academic honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s track & field program earned All-Academic status for the 2011 season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Wednesday.
August 4, 2011
Leah Allen tabbed as cross country/track assistant coach
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG cross country and track & field coach Linh Nguyen has named former Ashland University standout Leah Allen as assistant coach, he announced on Tuesday afternoon.
August 3, 2011
UNCG’s Katam named to USTFCCA All-Academic team
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Paul Katam earned All-Academic honors for the 2011 track & field season, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday.