Cross Country

Chelsea Needham  
Chelsea Needham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, N.Y.

High School:
West Seneca West

Birthdate:
03/09/1993


NEEDHAM'S CAREER RESULTS

PERSONAL BEST TIMES
1500m: 4:57.33 (2011)
3000m: 10:43.98 (2011)
5K XC: 19:24.6 (Plattsburgh, 2009)
6K XC: 24:41.7 (VanCortlandt Park, 2011)

AS A JUNIOR:
  • Member of the MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Finished 26th overall at the Trinity College Bantam Invitational coming in at 18:36
  • Completed the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions with a final time of 27:20.72
  • Finished third for Siena's women at the Paul Short Invitational with a final time of 26:29
  • Finished the UAlbany Invitational with a time of 21:47.4
  • Ran in the MAAC Championships with a final time of 26:37
AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Saw action at the Fr. O'Neil Invitational (10/13) with a final time of 21:43 and an average 7:00 per mile
  • Competed at the MAAC Championships (10/27) finishing with a final time of 25:43.71
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Top Saints finisher at the ECAC Championships (11/19) with a final time of 20:19 in the 5K event
  • Competed in the Bryant Invitational (9/10) finishing with a final time of 25:10.97 and a 6:46 average mile
  • Participated in the UAlbany Invite (10/15) finishing with a final time of 20:02 in the 6K event
  • Saw action in the MAAC Championships (10/28) with a final time of 24:41.7 and an average 6:38 per mile

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Earned four letters in outdoor track and three apiece in both cross country and indoor track at West Seneca West
  • Three-time Erie County Division I Champion
  • West Seneca Bee Co-Female Athlete of the Year
  • Section 6 Class AA Champion
  • 2011 West Seneca West Indoor Track MVP
  • Five-time West Seneca West Female Athlete of the Month

PERSONAL:
  • The daughter of Dennis and Carol Needham
  • Has a younger brother, Jonathan

GETTING TO KNOW CHELSEA NEEDHAM:
    Favorite book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Favorite movie: A Cinderella Story
    Favorite TV show: The Middle
    Favorite TV show growing up: Rugrats
    Favorite food: Pizza
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Ireland
    Any superstitions?: Biofreeze is a necessity before any race
    My proudest sports moment is: Winning the Class AA Section 6 XC State Qualifier my senior year of high school
    I chose Siena because: I loved the small community atmosphere and strong biology program In my spare time, I like to: Hang out with friends, bake and relax
    Career Plans: Sports Medicine
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