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Year: Senior
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
High School: Trinity
Experience: 3 Letters


2013 Outdoor Track

2012-13 Indoor Track
Finished second at the 2013 Southern Conference Championships (Feb. 23-24) in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:05.51, finishing just .03 seconds out of the title … Set the UNCG school-record in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16:50.84 at the Flotrack Husky Classic (Feb. 8) … Turned in her top time of the year in the 3,000-meter race at the Hokie Invitational (Jan. 25-26) with a time of 9:52.54 … Added the Spartans’ top mile time of the year with a 5:02.78 showing at the Wake Forest Invitational (Jan. 19) … Part of the distance medley relay team that a facility record at the JDL FastTrack during the Hilton Garden Invitational (Feb. 2) with a time of12:14.22, winning by over 23 seconds.

2012 Cross Country
Won the Elon Invitational (Sept. 15), posting a time of 17:44 in the 5,000-meter race, winning by 34 seconds for her first career individual title … Named the Southern Conference Runner of the Week for her efforts at the Elon Invitational, as well as earning Blue Chip Performer honors… Finished third overall at the SoCon Championships (Oct.27), with a season-best time of 17:27.47 in the 5,000-meter course… Turned in a career-best time of 21:00.91 in the 6,000-meter distance at the NCAA Southeast Regional (Nov. 9) to finish 15th overall, just outside of a bid into the NCAA Championship … Improved 16 spots and cut 10 seconds from her performance the year prior in the regional … Placed fourth overall at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13), posting a time of 21:17.0 … Turned in a 40th place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 17:31.81… Named SoCon Runner of the Week for her performance at the Greater Louisville Classic.

2012 OutdoorTrack
Posted a personal best time of 4:33.69 in the 1,500m at the Duke Invitational, finishing fourth overall (April 6) …recorded another top-five finish at the Wake Forest Open, running the 3,000 meters in 9:51.84, finishing fourth overall (March 17)… time of 16:36.46 was a personal best in the 5,000m, which she set at the prestigious Raleigh Relays (March 31)…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville,Fla., where she finished 31st overall in the 5,000m(May 26)… named Academic All-Conference ... SoCon AcademicHonor Roll … recipient of the Commissioner’s Medal. 

2011-12 Indoor Track
Ran a personal record in the 3,000m at the competitive Meyo Invite on the campus of Notre Dame, crossing the line in 9:46.55 to finish 14th (Feb. 4) … set another personal record the following week in the mile run, finishing in a time 4:58.92 at the Spire Invite (Feb. 11) ... earned All-SoCon honors with her runner-up performance in the 5,000-meters at the Southern Conference Indoor Championships finishing in 16:51.25 (Feb 24) … SoCon Academic All-Conference. 

2011 Cross Country
Ran a personal-best time of 17:12.80 at the Southern Conference Championships to finish fifth (Oct 29) … was the second Spartan to cross the finish line, earning first team All-Conference honors … placed 31st in a time of 21:11.30 for the 6,000 meters at the NCAA Southeast Regional held in Louisville,Ky., (Nov 12) … earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors. 

2011 Outdoor Track
Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the outdoor track season … named All-SoCon in the 5,000 meters after earning runner-up honors at the SoCon Championships in a time of 17:52.76 … ran a 10:05.65 in the 3,000 meters at the Duke Invitational to set a new school record by seven seconds …set a new personal-best by over a minute in the 5,000 meters at the Raleigh Relays after finishing in 11th in a time of 17:46.72 … set a new personal-best time in the 1,500 meters by 10 seconds at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational after running a 4:44.08 to finish in sixth … also finished in fifth at the Wake Forest Open inthe 3,000 meters after running a 10:21.68.

2010-11 Indoor Track
Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the indoor track season … posted a personal-best time by 22 seconds inthe 3,000 meters after running a 10:22.63 at the Tiger Paw Invitational … finished in 13th at the SoCon Championships in the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:45.01 … ran an 18:26.89 in the 5,000 meters to come in 11th place at the SoCon Championships … set a personal-best in the mile with a time of 5:22.38 at the Liberty Open.

2010 Cross Country

2010 Outdoor Track
Ran the third-best time on the team in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:54.63 at the Carolina Fast Times … clocked a 5:02.00 in the 1,500 meters at the Raleigh Relays … also ran a 5:04.21 at the Wake Forest Open in the 1,500 meters … set a season-best time of 19:11.83 at the Duke Invitational in the 5,000 meters … also ran the 5,000 meters at the SoCon Championships where she ran a 10:30.45.

2009-10 Indoor Track
Finished in seventh place at the Niswonger Invitational in the 3,000 meters with at time of 10:44.08 in her only meet of the season.

2009 CrossCountry
Ran a season-best time of 19:31.34 in 5k to come in 14th place at the USC Upstate Invitational … clocked a 19:36.83 at the Southern Conference Championships … set a personal-best in the 6k at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships with a time of 23:20.92 …also ran a 20:10.4 at the Charlotte Invitational. 

High School
Ran four years of cross country and three years of track & field for coach Jim Faiella at Trinity High School in Washington, Pa. ... finished in seventh at the cross country state championships as a senior and came in 21st as a junior to earn medalist honors both times ... was selected to the all-state team as a senior in cross country ... holds the school-record in the 3,200-meters and the 4x800 relay ... set the cross country course record at Trinity HS ... named the Washington County Observer-Reporter "Athlete of the Week" award during her junior year ... was a member of the National Honor Society.

Chelsea Erin Sumney ... born September 27, 1990 in Washington, Pa. ... daughter of John and Mary Sumney ... has three siblings, Sarah, Daniel and Shaina, who is also on the cross country and track & field team ... majoring in speech pathology at UNCG. 

Top Performances
Cross Country
5k: 17:12.80 (Southern Conference Championships -10/29/11)

6k: 21:00.91 (NCAA Southeast Regional - 11/9/12)

Mile: 4:57.61 (Liberty Open, 1/17/14)
3,000m: 9:46.55
5,000m: 16:50.84 (UW Husky Classic, 2/8/13) 

1,500m: 4:33.27 (Duke Invitational, April 5-6, 2013 --Unattached)
3,000m: 9:49.65 (Wake Forest Open, 3/15/13 -- Unattached)
5,000m: 16:36.03 (Raleigh Relays, March 29-30, 2013 --Unattached)

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