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Penny Boswell
Penny  Boswell


Canal Winchester, Ohio

High School:
Canal Winchester


Exercise Science


Gamecocks Close Year in 14th Place at NCAA Southeast Regionals

Personal-best times by freshman Reiser, sophomore Berger top South Carolina's day.


Gamecocks Race Friday in NCAA Southeast Regional

South Carolina, 15th in the last regional regular-season poll, look to repeat last year's top-10 finish


Reiser Third Gamecock to Take All-Freshman Team Spot in 2013 SEC Championships

Mill runs fourth fastest 6K in Gamecock history, Gamecocks finished 12th overall


South Carolina Strives for Personal Bests at 2013 SEC Championships

Previous trip to Gainesville marks the best 6Ks for four of 10 Gamecocks competing


Gamecocks Take Eighth in White Division at ISU Pre-National Invite

Junior Meredith Mill posts fourth top-10 of the year


Gamecocks in the 2013 SEC Cross Country Championships

Shots from the 2013 SEC Cross Country Championships at Mark Bostick Golf Course on the University of Florida campus.


2013 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the 2013 season-opening meet held at Hilton Field on Fort Jackson

McKissick Scholar

  • 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010-11 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013 Cross Country (Senior): Raced seven times during her final cross country season ... Posted a seventh-place finish, good for second on the team with a time of 19:08.19, in the season-opening Carolina Challenge ... In her only other 5K outing, she posted her career-best time of 18:14.4 at the Royal XC Challenge, finishing 23rd and fifth on the team ... Her top 6K of the year came in the Southeastern Conference Championship, where she finished fourth on the team and 89th overall in 23:03.76 ... Brought home points as the fifth runner for the Gamecocks in the NCAA Southeast Regional hosted by Virginia, posting a time of 23:08.5 ... Also ran the Mountain Dew and Roy Griak Invitationals and in the Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Division ... Served as co-captain of the team for the second-consecutive year.

2013 Track & Field (Junior): Named to the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Ran four times indoors, twice each in the 3K and 5K ... Proved better in the longer distance, finishing fifth in the Hokie Invite (18:27.97) and 28th in the prestigious Armory Collegiate (18:17.41) ... Stayed with the 5K outdoors, posting her best time at the Hurricane Invite (18:07.69) in her three races.

2012 Cross Country (Junior): Finished in third or fourth on the team in most outings, including third in the 6K NCAA Southeast Regional (22:16.22) and fourth in the 6K NCAA Preview (22:18.80) and the 5K Gamecock Invitational (18:46.50) ... Finished 89th overall in the NCAA SE Regional with her best time at that distance ... Ranked fifth on the squad in the SEC Championships (22:28.51).

2012 Track & Field (Sophomore): Earned placement on the 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the 3000m indoors, posting a season-best 10:17.67 to rank 19th in the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team that finished 12th at SEC Indoors ... Outdoors, shifted to the longer distances, posting her top time of 17:33.05 in the Shamrock Invitational ... Ranked second in the Spec Town Relays 5000m ... Crossed the line in 36:53.83 during the 10,000m at the North Florida Invitational.

2011 Cross Country (Sophomore): Ranked in the top five in most of the meets, including coming in second on the team (68th overall) in the 2011 SEC Championships.

2011 Track & Field (Freshman): Named on the 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Won the Gamecock Indoor Invitational 3000m with her 10:35.91 ... Outdoors, she ran in the 1500m and 5000m, finishing 34th in the latter at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Her top 5000m time came in the Florida Relays, posting a 17:49.39.

2010 Cross Country (Freshman): Competed in most of the team's events as a true freshman ... Ran her best 6K of the fall in the SEC Championships, posting a 23:20.81 time to rank 81st overall and seventh on the team ... Ranked 194th in the NCAA Southeast Regional (23:49.0).

High School: Lettered four times in cross country and three times in track at Canal Winchester High School ... Helped Canal win three cross country league titles ... Twice named All-Ohio in cross country and also team MVP twice ... Also earned a track letter at Vicenza American High School in Italy during her senior year ... Won the Department of Defense Dependents Schools European Track & Field crowns in the 1500m and 3000m for Vicenza.

Personal: The daughter of Robert and Julie Boswell, Penny has two older brothers, Jack & Joe ... Both attended Virginia Military Institute ... Majoring in exercise science.

Penny Boswell

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