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Chelimo, Schnell win 1,500m titles at SoCon Championships

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Release: April 21, 2012
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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – UNCG's Paul Chelimo and Ashley Schnell won titles in the 1,500 meters on Sunday, the final day of the Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Western Carolina's Catamount Athletic Complex. The Spartan women finished seventh and the men eighth.

Schnell defended her title in the 1,500m, turning in a time of 4:27.92. The Spartans took four of the top five spots in the event, with Shaina Sumney finishing second in 4:33.55, Kerry Hartman finishing fourth in 4:41.12 and Chelsea Sumney finishing fifth in 4:42.61. Jade Farlow finished 17th in the event in 5:05.74.

Ginny Cronley turned in a personal-best time of 17:43.36 to take fifth in the 5,000 meters. Kelly Montague was 13th in the event in 18:54.68, while Chelsea Willette finished 19th in 19:30.89.

On the men's side, Chelimo won the 1,500m in 3:49.06. Joey Thompson was fourth in 3:52.63 followed by Abraham Kemboi in 14th (4:03.49) and Tyron Alston in 15th (4:03.77).

Taylor Hurst finished fifth in the 800 meters, turning in a time of 1:56.44.

The Spartan men picked up 30 points on the weekend to take eighth place. Appalachian State won the team title with 238 points. UNCG's women were seventh with 37 points. The Mountaineers swept the team titles, with their women notching 207.50 points for the win.

UNCG is back in action at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 26-28.

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Men's team results - Final
1. Appalachian State 238
2. Western Carolina  225
3. Samford  107
4. The Citadel  79
5. Davidson  58
6. Chattanooga  37
7. Furman   31
8. UNCG   30
9. Wofford  11

Women's team results - Final
1. Appalachian State  207.50
2. Western Carolina  149
3. Samford   113
4. Georgia Southern   104
5. Elon    102
6. College of Charleston  62
7. UNCG   37
8. Furman    16
9. The Citadel   14.50
10. Chattanooga  10
11. Wofford   4
12. Davidson   --

Individual results
Men's results
800m: 5. Taylor Hurst, 1:56.44.
1,500m: 1. Paul Chelimo, 3:49.06; 4. Joey Thompson, 3:52.63; 14. Abraham Kemboi, 4:03.49; 15. Tyron Alston, 4:03.77.

Women's results:
1,500m: 1. Ashley Schnell, 4:27.92; 2. Shaina Sumney, 4:33.55; 4. Kerry Hartman, 4:41.12; 5. Chelsea Sumney, 4:42.61; 17. Jade Farlow, 5:05.74.
5,000m: 5. Ginny Cronley, 17:43.36; 13. Kelly Montague, 18:54.68; 19. Chelsea Willette, 19:30.89

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