Thursday, 01 December 2022 14:16

Saratoga Grad Chmiel Places Third, Helps NC State Women Win XC National Title

STILLWATER, OK — Saratoga Springs graduate and North Carolina State junior Kelsey Chmiel helped the Wolfpack women’s cross-country team capture their second straight NCAA National Championship on Nov. 19, finishing third overall out of over 250 runners.

Chmiel’s time of 19:37.1 was behind only teammate Katelyn Tuohy, who placed first (19:27.7), and University of Florida sophomore Parker Valby (19:30.9), according to results posted by PrimeTime Timing. The NC State women’s team posted a team score of 114 points to clinch their second consecutive national title.

Chmiel was named an All-American for the fourth consecutive year in cross-country. She placed 22nd at the NCAAs in 2019, ninth in 2020, and sixth in 2021 according to the NC State Athletics website. 

Chmiel has also been named an All-American in the indoor 5,000-meters twice, 2021 and 2022. She also received All-American honors in the outdoor 10,000-meters in 2021 and in the indoor 3,000-meters this fall.

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