South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Scheper, Olsen and Rucker earn bids to outdoor nationals Friday
Twenty-three athletes earned a combined 31 bids to the championships
Twenty-two individual athletes will compete next weekend for berth at NCAA Outdoor Championship Finals
Group of freshmen and sophomores scored and qualified for finals Saturday
SOUTH CAROLINA CROSS COUNTRY: South Carolina's top finisher at the SEC Cross Country Meet all four seasons ... in 2011, was South Carolina's top runner despite battling injury ... Had top times of 17:36.94 in the 5K and 21:19.50 in the 6K ... Placed 25th at the SEC Championship ... Placed 36th at the NCAA Southeast Regional at a personal best time in the 6K ... in 2010, won two meets and finished 31st at SEC's and 48th at regionals ... in 2009, dealt with calf injuries to pace the Gamecocks as the top runner ... in 2008, was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and finished 30th at the SEC Championships.
2012:NCAA East Preliminaries participant...Indoors, competed in the mile....recorded her top time of 5:00.57 at the SEC Indoor Championships to finish 23rd in the prelims...ran anchor leg on the DMR team that finished 12th at the SEC Indoor Championships...Outdoors, competed in the 1500m and the 3000m steeple...placed second at the Weems Baskin Invitational in the 1500m recording her season best of 4:40.53...scored for the Gamecocks in the 3000m steeple at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:33.22 and a 7th place finish...placed 13th at the NCAA East Preliminaries with a season-best of 10:14.81.
2011: NCAA East Preliminary participant in the steeplechase ... Indoors, competed in the 3000m ... had a top time of 9:39.97 at the Texas A&M Challenge ... placed 15th at the SEC Indoor Championships at 9:53.61 ... ran anchor leg of the DMR team that took sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Outdoors, competed in the 5000m and steeplechase ... had a top time of 17:14.33 in the 5000m run, taking third at the War Eagle Invitational ... in the steeplechase, placed in the top five in every regular season meet ... finished fourth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:34.75 ... ran a season best 10:21.49 to take 18th in the NCAA Preliminary Round.
2010: NCAA Regional participant in the steeplechase ... SEC Champion in the steeplechase ... indoors, competed in the 3000m and 5000m ... in the 3000m, had a top time of 9:46.77 at the Texas A&M Challenge ... placed ninth at the SEC Indoor Championships at 10:05.37 ... ran final leg of women's DMR team that took eighth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... in the 5000m, had a top time of 17:13.30 at the New Balance Collegiate ... outdoors, competed in the 1500m and steeplechase ... in the 1500m, had a top time of 4:36.00 at the Shamrock Invitational ... in the steeplechase, won the SEC Outdoor title at 10:20.14, the first Gamecock to win the event ... took 20th at the NCAA Preliminary Round.
2009: NCAA East Region participant in the steeplechase ... indoors, competed in teh 3,000m run ... took seventh at the Tom Jones Memorial ... ran a 10:06.68 to finish 10th at the New Balance Collegiate ... won the Tyson Invitational at a season best 10:02.74 ... finished 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships at 10:08.87 ... outdoors, competed in the 3,000m steeplechase ... won her first two meets, placing first at the Shamrock Invitational and the Weems Baskin Relays ... took sixth at the Pepsi Florida Relays ... ran an 11:19.11 at the Penn Relays to finish 11th ... took fourth at the SEC Outdoor Championships at a school record 10:48.77 ... a false start ended her season at the NCAA East Region meet.
PERSONAL: Beatrice Jelimo Biwott is pursuing a degree in nursing ... top three hobbies include running, travelling and watching soccer ... also a talented singer ... in 2006, she earned the award of the best opposer in Debate Club.