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Chepngetich Named ACC Freshman of the Week – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

Chepngetich Named ACC Freshman of the Week – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

CLEMSON, S.C. – After her outstanding performances this past weekend, Gladys Chepngetich was named the ACC Women’s Freshman Outdoor Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

At the Knights Invitational in Orlando, the freshman was first to cross the line in the women’s 800 meter as Chepngetich finished the event with a time of 2:01.70, which was a full six seconds faster than the second-place finisher. The time is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation for the women’s 800 as the freshman leads the U.S. in the event.

Chepngetich is one of three freshmen to lead the nation in a track event so far this outdoor season.

In Orlando, the freshman also ran the final leg of the women’s 4×400 relay for Clemson as the grouping of Makenzie Steele, Ken’Naria Gadson, Courtney Williams and Chepngetich recorded a first-place finish in the event with a time of 3:33.27. The time places them sixth in the nation in the event.

Chepngetich has been remarkable in her first track and field season for the Tigers as she was most recently named the ACC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year following her impressive indoor season for Clemson.

Up next, Chepngetich and the Tigers will head to Austin, Texas to compete in the 2024 Texas Relays starting on March 28. For all the most up-to-date information regarding Clemson track and field, visit ClemsonTigers.com and follow @ClemsonTrackXC on Twitter and Instagram.

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