ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
ECU has two individual winners at Joe Hilton UNC Invite
Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher
Kayla Padgett wins weight throw with school record mark of 20.03 meters
The Pirates set five more school records and won four events at the Penn State Nationals
2012-13 Track & Field: Participated in the indoor mile run, 3,000-meter run, and distance medley relay...Recorded a season-best time of 4:58.13 in the mile for a seventh-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Claimed second at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:59.98...Was part of a distance medley relay squad that earned a sixth-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 11:58.64...Competed in the outdoor 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter run, and 4x800-meter relay...Recorded a career-best time of 4:35.64 in the 1,500-meter run for a second place finish at the Charlotte Invitational...Finished in the top 10 of the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:37.37...Won the Charlotte Invitational with a time of 10:28.76 in the 3,000-meter run...Notched a personal-best time of 17:17.30 in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays to finish in the top 20...Was part of a 4x800-meter relay team that finished in the top 20 at the Penn Relays with a time of 9:13.18.
2012-13 Cross Country: Competed in all seven meets for the Pirates and earned four top-20 finishes...Started the year placing sixth at the 5K Seahawk Invitational (18:47.64)...Improved time to 17:59.8 in finishing 15th at the Adidas XC Invitational...Finished third at the Pirate Invitational with her 18:07.63...Ran a season-best 17:48.6 in earning C-USA Second Team All-Conference honors at the C-USA Championship with her 18th place finish...In her first 6K race of the season, ran a 22:13.35 (15th place) in the gold 6K race at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational...Clocked a 22:07.9 to finish 166th at 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals...Earned 54th place in a 6K season-best time (21:51.19) at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
2011-12 Track & Field: Saw action in the Indoor mile run, 3,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run...Finished eighth at the Virginia Tech Invite with a time of 5:13.78 in the mile run...Recorded a season-best time of 10:08.31 in the 3,000-meter run at Penn State...Notched a season-best time of 17:25.41 in the 5,000-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational...During the Outdoor season, ran in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, 3,000-meter run, 5,000-meter run and distance medley relay...Recorded a time of 2:19.21 in her only appearance in the 800-meter run at Wake Forest...Notched a time of 4:46.17 at Wake Forest in the 1,500-meter run...Placed third at Charlotte in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:18.66...Earned a time of 17:19.59 at the Raleigh Relays in the 5,000-meter run...Was part of a distance medley relay team that finished fourth at Florida with a time of 11:57.59.
2011-12 Cross Country: Ran in all seven meets for the Pirates, earning four top-50 finishes...Started the year with a 19:29.2 mark at the 5K Covered Bridge Open, good for 21st place...Set career-best 5K time of 18:22.0 two weeks later at the Wolfpack Invitational to finish 15th...Turned in highest-ever placement at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational, coming in sixth with an 18:51.32 time...In final 5K before Conference USA Championship, ran a 19:11.31 at the Greater Louisville Classic to finish 201st...Took 39th at the Panorama Farms Invitational in year's first 6K, completing the race in 23:15.20...Ran a 19:16.6 5K at the Conference USA Championship to place 55th...Ended the year on a strong note, setting a then career-best 6K time of 22:38.4 at the NCAA Southeast Regional to come in 118th, a 20-spot jump from 2010 finish.
2010-11 Track & Field: Competed in a variety of distance events in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Turned in a season-best time of 18:04.26 in the 5,000-meter run at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
2010-11 Cross Country: Turned in a strong freshman season, participating in seven meets and finishing in the top 30 four times...Placed 28th at the Covered Bridge Open with a 5K time of 19:12.17...Clocked out at 18:51.4 the following week at the Wolfpack Invitational to claim 24th...Had only top-10 finish of the season at the ECU Pirate Invitational, coming in seventh with a time of 19:13.21 in the 5K...Had second-best 5K of the season at the Greater Louisville Classic, crossing the finish line in 18:39.93 to take 117th...In first career 6K, came in 23rd with a time of 23:00.25 at the Panorama Farms Invitational...Ran a year-low 5K, 18:34, at the C-USA Championship to take 47th...Completed the NCAA Southeast Regional with a season-best 22:57.3 time in the 6K, good for 138th place.
High School: Took 16th in the 5K North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A State Cross Country Championship as a senior after coming in second in the regional...Named the Guilford County Runner of the Year and the school's athlete of the year for 2009-10...Earned 4A all-state honors in cross country as junior after placing seventh at the state meet...Came in 10th in the 3,200 meters and sixth in the 1,600 meters at the state track meet during final campaign after claiming second in the NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional in the 1,600 meters and fourth in the 3,200 meters...Won the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters while taking second in the 800 meters as a senior...School record holder in the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and 5K as well as a member of the top 4x800-meter relay squad at Northwest Guilford...Also a four-time regional and state qualifier, as well as all-conference selection, for the swim team.
Personal: Born Chelsea Nicole Hollingswoth in Humble, Texas...Daughter of Wendy Hollingsworth...Majoring in exercise physiology...National Honor Society member...Graduated Magna Cum Laude...Volunteers for Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, Urban Ministries and Oak Ridge Physical Therapy...Earned selections on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in cross country in 2010 & 2011.