2009-10: XC: 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. Indoor: 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. Outdoor: 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.
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.
Personal: 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 nursing at UNCG.