Jemeli Sang is the second person affiliated with the women’s track and field program, and third with women’s cross country, to be inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame.
A native of Eldoret, Kenya, Sang, competed for the Spartans, both on the course and track, from 2007-11. Seng exited her Upstate career as one of the top runners to suit up for the Green and Black, finishing as the all-time leader in career points with 82.5.
On the cross country course, Seng is a two-time ASUN All-Conference performer, earning First Team honors in 2009 and Second Team in 2010. Seng was also named to the ASUN All-Freshman Team in 2008 She won the ASUN Individual Championship in 2011 and would earn Runner of the Year accolades. That performance led her to the NCAA Southeast Regional where she picked up All-Southeast Region recognition. Seng is the school record holder in the 6K with a time of 20:42.88 and is second all-time in the 5K with a time of 17:13.50. In the ASUN, she ranks ninth all-time in the 5K.
She won his first collegiate race as a senior in 2011 at the Clemson Invite and would win her second later that year at the ASUN Championships. For her career, Seng compiled 12 top-10 performances and 10 of fifth or better. During her senior season, she finished fifth or better in five of the six races she competed in.
On the track, Seng is the school record holder in five events both on the indoor and outdoor circuit. Those categories include the indoor 3000-meter run, indoor distance medley relay, outdoor 1500-meter run, outdoor 5000-meter run and outdoor 10,000-meter run. She was a two-time ASUN All-Conference performer in the indoor and earned ASUN Individual Champion honors as a senior in the outdoor 10,000-meter run. Seng was also an NCAA First Round qualifier in both the outdoor 5000-meter and 10,000-meter runs.
Seng ranks second all-time at Upstate in the indoor 5000-meter run, and is third in both the indoor 1000-meter run and mile run. On the outdoor circuit, she is second in the 3000-meter run and is seventh on the ASUN all-time list for the 10,000-meter run.
She graduated from Upstate with a degree in chemistry.