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:Born March 9, 1993...The daughter of Dennis and Carol Needham...Has a younger brother, Jonathan.
BEST TIMES IN HIGH SCHOOL: 19:10 5k, 10:43 3000, 4:58 1500, 2:27 800
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 in the world, 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
Career Plans: Sports Medicine
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