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2009 Women's Cross Country Roster


Zamzam Sangau

Class: SR
Height: 5-6
Previous School: Kyambog University
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

2009-10
XC:
Became the first female in school history to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Finished 3rd at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 19:49.09 to garner her third consecutive all-conference honor ... Placed fifth at the NCAA South Regional (6K) in 20:30.22 to earn all-region honors for the second straight year ... Won the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 11:13 ... Finished runner-up at the Belmont Opener (4K), UTC Opener (2M) and WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) with respective times of 14:17.00, 11:24 and 17:40.51 ... Placed 11th at the Greater Louisville Classic (5K) in 17:43.05 ... Came in 143rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in a time of 21:36.0.

2008-09
XC:
Two-time 2008 Sun Belt Runner of the Week who finished no lower than 16th in all eight races...Won Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 20:30 and seventh at the Belmont Opener (2M) 14:50.81 ... Placed fifth at the Memphis Twilight Classic (5K) in 18:09.78 and second at the WKU Old Timer's Classic (5K) in 17:55.10 ... Came in 13th at the Greater Louisville Classic (5K) posting a season best in 17:44.07 and won the UTC Invitational (2M) in 11:07 ... Finished the season second at the Sun Belt Championship (5K) earning all conference honors in 17:45.89 came in 16th in NCAA Regionals (6K) in Maryland, Tenn., in 21:33.69.
Indoor: Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 800 meters, mile run and 3000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships...Broke her own Middle Tennessee record in the 800 running a 2:11.03 at the Rod McCravy Memorial placing second...Shattered her previous school record in the 3000 at the Kentucky Invitational running a 9:55.28 placing ninth...Won the 800 in 2:15.55 at the MT Christmas Invitational...Won the 800 in 2:19.45 and finished first with the DMR team in 12:40.53 at the Ed Temple Classic...Won the mile in 5:03.21 at the Blue Raider Invitational...Won the 800 in 2:11.8 and placed second with the 4x400m relay team in 3:47.29 at the Middle Tennessee Classic...Won the 3000 in 10:36.15 at the MT Valentine Invitational...Finished second in both the 800 in 2:11.03 and the mile in 4:50.35 as well as fourth on the 4x400m relay in 3:42.7 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Placed second in the 800 in 2:12.36, second in the mile in 4:57.28, and third in the 3000 in 10:00.11 at the Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Earned All Sun Belt honors in the 800, 1500 and 5000 meters for winning both the 800 and 1500 at the Sun Belt Championships in respective times of 2:09.73 and 4:28.16, as well as finishing third in the 5000 in 17:40.39...Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times of in the 800, 1500 and 4x400 relay...Set a school record of 2:07.38 in the 800 at the Georgia Tech Invitational placing ninth overall...Set a Middle Tennessee standard of 4:24.22 in the 1500 at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet placing seventh...Won the 800 in 2:09.17 and placed second in the 1500 in 4:27.11 at the Tiger Track Classic...Finished first with the 4x400 relay team in 3:47.28 at the Georgia Relays...Placed fifth in the 4:27.04 at the War Eagle Invitational in the 1500...Came in eighth in the 1500 in 4:30.66 at the Sea Rays Relays.

2007-08
XC:
Finished in Top 20 in all seven events, earning All-Sun Belt honors as well as All-South Region accolades ... Placed 12th at Belmont Opener in 15:01.35 (4K) and fourth at UTC Powerade Invitational in 11:23 (2 miles) ... Finished 13th at Old Timers Classic in 18:17.31 (5K) and 14th Louisville Classic in 17:50.13 (5K) ... Won the FrontRunner Invitational in 11:01 (2 miles) ... Finished third at SBC Championships in 18:01.50 (5K) and came in 19th at NCAA South Regional in 21:26.55 (6K).
Indoor: Set school-records in three events and also member of one record-setting relay ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in three events after winning the mile run, placing second in 800-meters and finishing third in 5000-meters at SBC Championships ... Won mile in 5:09.04 and 3000-meters in 10:21.75 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 13th in mile in school-record 5:00.69 and 12th in 800 in 2:16.99 at Kentucky Invitational ... Won 800 in school-record 2:12.63 and member of winning mile relay (3:49.77) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won 3000 in school-record 10:17.08 and placed second in mile in 5:04.54 at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Set school-record in mile at Rod McCravy Memorial, finishing fourth in 4:48.37 ... Won 800 in 2:15.77 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Scored in five events at Sun Belt Championships, netting combined 28.5 points, winning mile in 4:55.17, placing second in 800 in 2:16.13, finishing third in personal-best 17:54.42 in 5000-meters and also member of record-setting DMR (12:07.87) and second-place mile relay (3:48.25) ... Placed fifth in mile in 4:55.04 at NCAA Last Chance Meet.
Outdoor: Set school-record in 3000-meters during the season, her fourth individual school-record during the 2007-08 academic year ... Ranked 117th in the nation on the NCAA descending Order List in 1500-meters with time of 4:33.79 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in three events at SBC Championships, winning 1500 and placing second in 800-meters and 5000-meters ... Member of school-record 4x1500-meter relay (19:45.74) as well as winning DMR (12:34.46) and winning 4x400-meter relay (3:52.71) at Clemson Relays ...Set school-record and personal-best in 3000 in 10:07.40, placing third at Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 31st in 1500 in 4:49.42 and member of fifth-place 4x1500 relay (20:16.78) and eighth-place DMR (12:44.24) at Sea Ray Relays ... Placed sixth in 4:31.99 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished second in personal-best 2:10.40 in 800 at Coach O Invitational ... Won 1500 in 4:33.79, placed second in 800 in 2:11.82 and second in 5000 in 17:51.86 at Sun Belt Championships ... Qualified for NCAA Mideast Regional in 1500 but did not participate because of injury.

2006-07
Indoor:
Finished 10th in mile run in 5:25.14 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 26th in mile in 5:17.88 and 20th in 800-meters in 2:24.79 at Kentucky Invitational ... Came in eighth in mile in 5:25.83 and eighth in 600-meters in 1:43.35 at Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Placed 10th in mile in personal-best 5:13.75 at Indiana Relays and second in 3000-meters in personal-best 10:26.92 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fourth in mile in PR of 5:13.16, fifth in 3000 in school-record 10:20.49 and sixth in 5000-meters in 19:01.20 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed fourth in personal-best 2:13.88 in 800-meters, 11th in PR of 4:50.05 in 1500-meters and member of second-place distance medley relay (12:15.62) at Alabama Relays ... Set school-record in 5000-meters in 17:50.43 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished 12th in PR of 4:39.41 in 1500 at Tiger Track Classic and 32nd in 4:40.73 in 1500 at Sea Ray Relays ... Placed sixth in personal-best 2:12.03 in 800 and broke school-record again in 5000, coming in third in 17:21.42 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won 1500 in personal-best 4:38.74 and 5000 in 17:39.43 at Stan Lyons Invitational ... Won 1500 in PR of 4:36.73, placed third in 800 in 2:16.46 and third in 5000 in 18:07.54 at SBC Championships.

Before Middle Tennessee: Attended Kyambogo University for one year ... Participated in track, cross country, and volleyball ... Named Outstanding Sports Women in all three sports at Kibuli Primary Teachers School ... Best times include 4:45 in 1500-meters.

Personal: Zamzam Sangau ... Daughter of Sangau and Marian Abdul ... Born April 8, 1987 ... Brother, Rajab Sangau, plays volleyball, handball, and basketball, and brother, Ahmed Sangau, plays cricket and runs track ... Majoring in Liberal Studies.