Caroline Pepper
Caroline Pepper
Height: 5'7"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
High School: Harrison
Events: Distance
Major: Sociology (Spanish minor)

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic (2017-18)
  • USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)

2018-19 (Junior): Ran in six cross country events... Placed ninth at the Huntingdon Invitational (Sept. 8) with a 6k time of 29:27.0... Finished 32nd overall with a season-best 6k time of 27:11.2 at the USA South Championships (Oct. 26)... Was 17th with a two-mile time of 15:00.5 at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31)

2017-18 (Sophomore): Competed in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Set her 6k personal record at the NCAA Regional Meet (Nov. 11)… Placed 35th out of 125 runners in the USA South Championships (Oct. 28)... Ran in the 3000m during the indoor track season, with her best mark of the season coming in the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with a time of 12:24.76... Did not race in any meets during the outdoor season... Selected to the USA South All-Academic team for a second straight year

2016-17 (Freshman): Competed in eight races during the fall cross country season, contributing points as a top-five team finisher in all eight... Was a USA South All-Conference honorable mention... Set a personal record in NCAA Regionals (Nov. 12), with a 26:52.7 6k... In the indoor track season, ran the 3000 meter in 12:20.18 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 11)... Competed mostly in the 5000 during the outdoor season, with a personal record of 21:01.80 in the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 4)... Also ran the 1500 in 5:34.37 at the Emory Invitational (March 17-18)... Named to USA South All-Academic team

High School: Attended Harrison High School... Ran cross country and track all four years at Harrison and was a captain her senior year... In her last season of cross country, she had the highest GPA among seniors... Holds personal bests of 22:03 in the 5k for cross country, 6:03 in the 1600, 13:26 in the 3200 and 2:45 in the 800 on the track... Helped her team to consecutive region championships... Honor Roll student each year

Personal: Parents are Nicholas and Mala Pepper... Has one sister, Sara... Father, Nicholas, was a member of the cycling team at Georgia State from 1992-94... Favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9... Majoring in sociology with a minor in Spanish... Wants to work for a non-profit organization... Is heavily involved in her church's youth group and Vacation Bible School... Has also been on mission trips through her church and served in community service projects

Pepper's Personal Bests:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 15:00.1 (UTC PowerAde Invitational, Sep 9, 2016)
5K: 22:33.9 (UNG Invitational, Sep 17, 2016)
6K: 26:06.2 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
1500m: 5:34.37 (Emory Invitational, March 17-18, 2017)
5000m: 21:01.80 (Victor Icebreaker Duals, March 4, 2017) 
4x400: 4:54.27 - Fitch, Hummel, Holbrook (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017) 
3000m Steeple: 13:28.64 (Rhodes Invitational, Mar. 15-16, 2019)
4x800m: 10:56.36 - Settle, Walter, Baker (Rhodes Invitational, Mar. 15-16, 2019)

Indoor Track:
3000m: 12:17.16 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 11, 2019)
Mile: 6:20.94 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 2, 2019)

High School:
800 (track): 2:45
1600 (track): 6:03
3200 (track): 13:26
5K: 22:03