Abby Chesimet

Abby Chesimet

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Astoria, Ore.

High School:
Astoria HS



XC/Track Eligibility:

Everyday Champion, Feb. 4, 2010--Abby Chesimet

Four Time Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2010: Competed once in the 4,500 meters and four times in the 6,000 meters ... Best finish in the 6,000 meters came at the Bill Dellinger Invitational when she finished 42nd ... Best time in the 6,000 meters was a time of 21:53.58 at the Pac-10 Championships ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2009: One of the team's top three runners in every race during cross country ... Second on the team, helping the Beavers to a second place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... Team's top competitor, finishing top 60 in a field of 666 at the Pre-Nationals meet ... Also team's top finisher at NCAA West Regional and second at the Pac-10 Championships ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008: Ran in five cross country meets including a 12th place finish at the Oregon Open ... Competed at NCAA West Regional ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2007: Ran in four cross country meets including a second place team finish at the Mike Hodges Invitational ... Competed at the Pacific-10 Cross Country Championships ... Earned a 17th place finish at the Hawkeye Invitational ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2006: Redshirted the cross country Season.

OREGON STATE INDOOR TRACK: (2010) Competed three times in the indoor mile ... Best finish was a 10th place finish at the UW Last Chance (3/6) with a best time of 4:57.87. (2009) Set a new PR in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic.

OREGON STATE OUTDOOR TRACK: (2010) Set the school record in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 16:37.99 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26) ... Best finish in the 5,000 meters was a 21st place finish at the Pac-10 Championships (5/16) ... Ran the 5,000 meters four times, the 1,500 meters twice and the 800 meters once ... Best time in the 1,500 meters was 4:34.30 at the MT. SAC Relays (4/15) ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
(2009) Finished second in the two mile race at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival ... Set new PR in 1,500 meters with a seventh place finish in section one at the Woody Wilson Open ... Tallied a third place finish in her section at the Oregon Twilight in the 1,500 meters ... Just missed setting a new PR at the Pac-10 Championships in the 1,500 meters, finishing seventh in her heat ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
(2008) In track competed in seven meets in four separate events (1,500; 3,000 six meets including a personal best; 5,000 and 10,000-meters) ... Ran the sixth fastest 5,000-meters time in school history at the Willamette Invitational (17:16.00) and the tenth fastest 3,000-meter time at the Oregon Preview (10:09.80) ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic track honorable mention.
(2007) Redshirted the track season.

ASTORIA HIGH SCHOOL: Began competitive running junior year when she moved to the United States ... Competed two years in cross country under Spence Baker ... Ran two years in track under John Goodberger ... Holds school record when finished sixth in state for 3,000 meters in 10:40 ... Qualified for Border Clash in 2005 ... Voted Most Valuable for cross country in 2005.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise and Sports Science ... Parents are Kemboi and Angel Chesimet ... Family includes brother, Taji and sister, Amani ... Born in Kenya ... Father, Kemboi, came to United States on running scholarship; his best time in 800 meters was 1:46 ... Chose Oregon State for the great academic program and awesome coaching staff.

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