Purity Sanga
Purity Sanga
Height: 5-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya

2018: Named Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Championships … crowned the OVC women’s individual champion and earned first-team all-conference honors after posting a five-kilometer time of 17:07.1 at the league championship meet on Oct. 27 … broke the Tech 5K record three different times in 2018, and set the current standard with a time of 16:41.3 at the Greater Louisville Classic on Sept. 29 … owns the top four 5K times on Tech’s all-time list … recorded her second straight all-region honor and mustered the program’s highest-ever individual regional finish, coming in seventh overall with a six-kilometer time of 20:43.0 at the NCAA South Regional on Nov. 9 … qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year, where she ran the 6K in 21:19.3 on Nov. 17 … became the first OVC cross country athlete to win Female Runner of the Week after for each meet of the regular season … took regular-season individual victories at the Golden Eagle Invitational (Sept. 8) and the UAB Blazer Classic (Oct. 12) … was the runner-up at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic (Sept. 15) and the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 22) … came in third at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29).

2017: Competed in six meets for Tech, quickly establishing herself as one of the best female runners in school history ... qualfied for the NCAA Championships after finishing eighth at the NCAA South Regional with a six-kilometer time of 20-minutes, 16.4-seconds ... clocked three 5K times in the top 10 of TTU's all-time list of results ... set the second-best 5K time in Tech history at the OVC Championships on October 28, coming in in 17:31.0 for sixth place overall and a First Team All-OVC distinction ... named OVC Female Freshman of the Year ... recorded four top-10 finishes on the season ... was the first Golden Eagle across the finish line in all six of her races ... finished the 5K in less than 18 minutes on three different occasions ... won OVC Female Runner of the Week for her third-place finish at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational on Sept. 23 with a 5K time of 17:46.8.

Personal: Native of Kapsabet, Kenya ... nursing major.