Cross Country

    Chelsea Blanchard  
    Chelsea Blanchard


    Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    High School:


    90 Hoosiers Honored as 2011 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections


    Indiana Men Advance to NCAA Cross Country Championships

    The Hoosiers advance to NCAAs for the second-consecutive season.


    Indiana Men Take Second at Big Tens with Best Score in 31 years

    Four Hoosier men earn All-Big Ten honors, the first time four IU runners have earned that disctinction in the same meet.


    Hoosier Men Take Fifth at Wisconsin adidas Invitational

    Andrew Poore and Samantha Ginther led the way for Indiana on Friday.

    2010-11 (JUNIOR): Finished second to begin in the year at the Indiana Open with a time of 18:22.11 ... paced the Hoosiers with a first place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiate in 17:37.2, leading Indiana to a team title ... crossed the line in 13th place at the adidas Invitational in 20:32 ... was the second Hoosier to finish and placed eighth at the Chile Pepper Fesitval with a time of 17:07.56 ... came in 15th place at Big Tens ... finished 57th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Indoor: Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after running a time of 9:24.41 for the win at the Gladstein Invitational ... took sixth in the Big Ten Championships mile race ... ran PRs of 4:41.18 (fifth in IU records) in the mile and 9:19.87 (fourth in IU records) in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Clocked a time of 35:09.29 to finish fourth at Big Tens in her first ever 10,000m ... ran a PR of 16:11.84 at the Stanford Invite, good for second in the all-time IU records ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 5,000 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Capital One Academic All-America laurels and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Finished in IU's top-three at every meet of the season ... paced the Hoosiers at the Indiana Open, finishing in 18:46.57 for second overall ... finished in 18:01 for sixth at the Indiana Intercollegiate ... finished in 20:51 for 19th at the Paul Short Run ... took eighth in 22:25.27 at the Sam Bell Invitational ... finished 42nd in 21:50 at Big Tens ... took 14th in 21:29.07 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional for All-Region honors ... took 218th at NCAAs in 22:22 ... named Academic All-Big Ten and to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Indoor: Advanced to the NCAA Championships as the anchor on the school record distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational, clocking a time of 11:11.02 ... posted NCAA provisional times in the Mile and 3,000m ... time of 4:43.82 in the mile at Big Tens was good for sixth place and fifth in the IU record books ... clocked a time of 9:24.66 for the win at the Tyson Invitational, putting herself into fifth in IU lore. Outdoor: Advanced to teh NCAA East Preliminaries with a time of 16:22.62 in the 5,000m, fourth-best in school history ... ran career bests in the 800m and 1,500m of 2:16.08 and 4:28.13 respectively ... named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Crossed the finish line in 22:05.0 to take 33rd at the Great Lakes Regional ... crossed the finish line in 22:06.6 to finish in 42nd place at Big Tens ... finished in 104th place with a time of 21:54.7 at Pre-Nationals ... clocked a time of 22:20 for 33rd place at the Cowboy Jamboree ... finished in a career-best 18:52 for 12th at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... finished in fourth (19:41.99) at the Indiana Open 5k. Indoor: Ran PRs in the 800m (2:23.87 at the Indiana Open), mile (4:53.55 at the Meyo Invite) and 3,000m (9:51.99 at the Gladstein Invite). Outdoor: Posted career bests in the 1,500m (4:32.47 at the Stan Lyons Invitational) and 5,000m (17:00.95 at the Jesse Owens Classic) ... qualified for the USA Jr Championships.

    PREP: Was a three-time all-stater in cross country and in the 3,200-meters at Carroll High School ... holds the school record in the 4K (14:14), 5K (18:14), 1,600-meters (4:58) and 3,200-meters (10:49) ... ranked top-10 at Carroll academically.

    PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1990 ... majoring in visual art education ... daughter of Kim and Suzette Blanchard.

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