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 Lillian Badaru
Lillian Badaru


Arua, Uganda

Last College:
South Plains


2009 CROSS COUNTRY: Named All-American for the second year in a row and helped lead the team to fourth place and its best finish at the national meet ... ran a time of 20:25 to place 17th overall ... Earned all-region honors for placing fifth in a time of 20:51.5 ... named All-Big 12 for the second-straight year for placing fourth with a 21:22.35 and leading the Lady Raiders to back-to-back Big 12 titles ... won her second straight-individual title at the Chile Pepper Fesitval ... ran a time of 20:31.52 and led the Lady Raiders to its third-straight team title ... led the Lady Raiders to its third straight team title at the Cowboy Jamboree ... won the individual title at the Cowboy Jamboree running a 17:10.50 ... placed second at the Texas Tech Open with a time of 17:30.37

2008 CROSS COUNTRY: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships placing 14th with a time of 20:28 ... earned All-Regional honors finishing second with a time of 20:12.3 ... earned All-Conference honors at the Big 12 Championships finishing second with a mark of 20:36.75 ... won the Red Raider Invitational with a mark of 17:40.16 ... placed third at the Chile Pepper Festival coming in with a time of 19:54.04 ... ran a time of 16:39 at the Cowboy Jamboree/Notre Dame Invite to finish fourth.

SOUTH PLAINS: Ran track and cross country at South Plains College ... member of the 2006 NJCAA Cross Country National Champions ... runner-up at the 2007 NJCAA cross country championships ... three-time All-American.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Arua Public Secondary School ... ran track and cross country ... four-time all-district and three-time all-state.

PERSONAL: Born on October 9th to Donato's Aroga and Rose Bako ...has four siblings Jane, Alan, Robert and Amos ... enjoys running, swimming, playing golf and listening to Christian and Reggae music ... majoring in nursing.

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