Sierra Oliphant

Sierra Oliphant

Coaching Staff / 2016-2017

Team: Coed Varsity Cross_country
Position: Assistant Coach

Sierra Oliphant was known as Sierra Henderson during the 4 years she ran at Ridge View, from 2005-2009. She started off as the 1st leg in the 4 x 100, and her coaches quickly realized she was NOT a Sprinter. And thus a mid-long distance runner was born.Her main events were Cross-Country, the 400 m, the 800 m, 4×800 and 4×400.

​In her Junior year, she placed 5th in the State Championships, running a Personal Best and setting the current School Record​ of ​18:43. ​Her success continued, as she went on to earn all-state and all-region honors and was the ​​3-time State Champion ​in ​the 800-meter dash,​setting the 2:13.30​ ​State ​Record​ (broken 2 years ago) and current School Record along the way (2008). ​At the 2009 SC State Championships, her 4 x 800 relay ​team who proudly hailed themselves as the “Fantastic Four,” took the State title, running a 9:29:93 and finished out the Championships placing 2nd with a 3:58:88 in the 4 x 400.

Sierra continued her running career at the University of South Carolina, setting a Personal Record of 2:10 at the outdoor SEC championships, missing the finals by one spot​.​ Her Collegiate History entails a 2:10:70 in the 800 m, 4:40:31 in the 1500 m, an 18:41:30 in the 5K​, and ​a 23:10:52 in the 6K​. During her Sophomore year, Sierra got married to Steven Oliphant Jr. After a plethora of injuries, Coach O moved her focus to academics her Junior and Senior years. She is the mother of 2 goofy, bubbly children — Ashtyn (4) and Zoe (8 months)​. She is currently pursuing her Master of Higher Education Administration at Columbia College so that she may serve students and/or athletes on the Collegiate level.