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 Violet Chemakwila
Violet Chemakwila


Mt. Elgon, Kenya

High School:
Kibuk Girls Secondary

Last College:
Eregi J.C.



2006 OUTDOOR: Redshirted the season.

2006 INDOOR: Ran personal-best times in three of four events ... ran a NCAA provisional time of 16:36.32 in the 5000M at the Big 12 Championships placing third, good for all-conference honors ... clocked a 5:08.67 in the mile at the Wes Kittley 6-Way and a 9:39.61 in the 3000M at the Big 12 Championships placing sixth ... also ran a leg of the DMR at the Wes Kittley Invite with a time of 12:30.06.

2005 OUTDOOR: Two-time all-conference performer in the 5000M and 10000M ... finished fourth in the 5000M at the Big 12 Championships in a time of 16:37.89 ... was fifth at the Big 12 Championships in the 10000M with a time of 34:47.89 ... collected four regional qualifying times during the season, including the two times posted at the Big 12 Championships ... ran a personal-best 34:05.86 in the 10000M at the Mt. SAC Relays, which was an NCAA automatic qualifying time ... personal-best time of 16:32.78 in the 5000M came at the Drake Relays ... ran a personal-best 4:47.76 in the 1500M at the Wes Kittley Open.

2005 INDOOR: Ran a personal-best 3000M in 10:00.03 at the Big 12 Championships ... clocked a 10:30.02 at the Tyson Invitational ... finished eighth in the 5000M at the Big 12 Championships with her personal-best of 17:11.41, earning all-conference honors.

BEFORE TECH: Attended Eregi Teachers College ... played soccer and ran track ... also played soccer and competed in track at Kibuk Girls Secondary.

PERSONAL: Born 1-1-82 to parents Reuben and Rosemary Chemawkila ... has brothers, Benard and Emmanuel and sisters, Selly, Lydia, Esther and Caren ... hobbies include sports and journalism ... majoring in human development and family studies.

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