Cross Country
Chelsea Oswald - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Walsh Jesuit

• 2009 All-SEC Second Team – Cross Country• 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team – Cross Country• 5K High School National Champion

2011-12 (Junior): Cross Country – The first Wildcat across the finish line in five of the team’s six meets during the 2011 season … Notched a season-best, second place finish at the University of Tennessee Cross Country Invitational with a time of 18:13.22 at the 5K distance to lead UK to the team victory … Scored a top-25 performance at the SEC Championships with a 21:27.86 finish over 6K … Finished a team-best time of 14:34.25 at the Belmont-Vanderbilt XC Opener over 4K finishing 11th to score 10 points en route to a team third place finish.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Ran a personal best time of 17:26 at the San Francisco Invitational … Finished the San Francisco Invitational in second-place overall, and first on the team … Suffered injuries preventing her from racing for half of the season … Led Kentucky in two of the three races she competed in … Earned back-to-back top-two overall finishes, coming in second at the San Francisco Invitational and winning the Iona College Meet of Champions just two weeks later. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Did not compete.

2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Finished among the top three for UK in each meet of first season in the Blue and White, claiming top team honors three times … Earned both second and freshman team All-SEC honors at conference championships as the first Wildcat across the finish by completing the 6K course in 21:56 to place 14th overall … At the NCAA Southeast Regional raced across the finish line first for the Wildcats, clocking in with a 6K time of 21:37 to place 34th overall … At 5K Greater Louisville Classic finished second on the team and 16th overall, clocking in at 17:54.67 … Placed seventh overall and second on the team at the 5K Old Timers Classic with a finish of 18:22 … Earned Southeastern Conference Cross Country Freshmen of the Week honors after finishing first overall in opening collegiate cross country race at Eastern Kentucky, topping the next competitor by more than 37 seconds. Indoor – Competed spairingly during the indoor season due to injury … Finished ninth at the RodMcCravy Memorial Meet in the mile run with a season-best time of4:57.89. Outdoor – Did not compete.

High School: 2009 Nike Indoor National 5K Champion with a winning time of 17:03 … Two-time cross country Footlocker National Qualifier finishing 14th overall and All-American as a senior after placing 31st as a junior … Finished in the top-10 of the Ohio state cross country championships on three occasions: placing fifth as a senior, runner-up as a junior and seventh as a sophomore … Placed fifth at the track state championships as a junior in the 3,200m run after placing seventh overall as a freshman … Owns school records in the 1,600m, 3,200m and 5,000m runs as well as a member of the 3,200m relay squad … Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track … Member of state qualifying cross country teams as a sophomore and freshman … Ran on district champion cross country teams as a sophomore and freshman … Member of 3,200m relay team that placed seventh at the Ohio state championships and runners-up at regional meet as a freshman … Cross country MVP all four years and track MVP three years … Athlete of the Year at Walsh Jesuit … Chosen as a 2007 Cross Country All-Star by Akron Beacon Journal … Coached by Bill Barger … Played basketball as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Member of All-State Academic team all four years … Cross country scholar athlete all four years … Member of National Honor Society and served as a student ambassador and student government representative … Volunteered with Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Program, Saint Francis Xavier Communion for the Homebound and ElmCroft Nursing home … Also served as a tutor for fellow students and participated in Special Olympics fundraising events.

Personal: Full name is Chelsea Marie Oswald … Born Nov. 20, 1990 in Parma, Ohio … Parents are John and Sharon Oswald … Has one brother – Matthew and two sisters – Jessica and Shannon … Major is biology.

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