Junior Bjork Olsen an NCAA All-Southeast Region Selection
Bjork Olsen leads women; Jakub Trzasalski leads men
Antonio Palmer wins men's race; Stacey Gonzalez takes the women's race.
Top Runners From Both Squads Return
Senior Brittany Copeland Sets Program 6K Record
2012: 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: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 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: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: Intended academic major is exercise physiology ... Full name is Chelsea Nicole Hollingsworth ... Daughter of Wendy Hollingsworth ... Born in Humble, Texas ... National Honor Society member ... Graduated Magna Cum Laude ... Volunteers for Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, Urban Ministries and Oak Ridge Physical Therapy.