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Chelsea Ley

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Sophomore
Class
Woolwich Township, N.J.
Hometown
Kingsway Regional
High School

PRs: 1500m – 4:33.29, 1600m – 4:59.38, Mile- 5:04.26, 3200m – 10:19.31, 5000m – 16:12.62
All-American:
5000m (O[apos]12 – HM)
NCAA Qualifier:
5000m (O[apos]12)
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier:
5000m (O[apos]12)
All-Southeast Region:
XC ([apos]11)

2013 OUTDOOR
Did not compete

2012 INDOOR
Did not compete

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
Did not compete due to injury

2012 OUTDOOR
Set the UVa freshman record in the 5000m (16:12.62) at the Colonial Relays, mark is fourth-best in Virginia history
Finished seventh in 5000m at NCAA East Preliminaries to qualify for NCAAs
Competed in 5000m at NCAAs
Placed 10th in 5000m at ACCs

2012 INDOOR
Ran a PR in the mile (5:04.26) at the VT Final Qualifier

2011 CROSS COUNTRY
Earned All-Southeast Region honors with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional
Scored at ACCs, placing 17th
Also scored at NCAAs, finishing 136th
Highest finish was fourth at both Lou Onesty Open and Panorama Farms Invite

2011 OUTDOOR
Did not compete

2011 INDOOR
Did not compete

2010 CROSS COUNTRY
Did not compete

HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time national champion (two-mile and 5,000m)
Eight-time All-American
Gatorade NJ Girls XC Runner of the Year as a senior
Three-time Footlocker Cross Country National Championship finalist
Two-time top-10 finisher at Footlocker Cross Country Nationals ([apos]09 – 7th; [apos]08 – 8th)
NJ Meet of Champions Cross Country Champion ([apos]09)
Also finished runner-up in 2008 and third in 2007
NJ Meet of Champions 3200m Champion ([apos]09)
Ranked No. 4 in the US for 3200m in 2009 outdoors
Also held top time in NJ for 3200m during both indoor and outdoor seasons

PERSONAL
Daughter of Joanne and Donald Ley
Has a brother, Cody
Was coached by Christian Lynch at Kingsway Regional

More about Chelsea:
Favorite band: Rihanna
Favorite TV show: Fear Factor
Favorite movie: Mean Girls