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Chelsea McKell Athlete Profile

Chelsea McKell

Chelsea McKell
Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2005-2006 Hometown: Spokane, WA


  • Parents are Steve and Debbie Smith
  • Graduated in health science and pursuing a masters in public health
  • Married to Brian McKell

Before BYU

  • Won 2004 Deseret News Marathon
  • Won 2004 Great Aloha Run in Honolulu
  • Lettered in track, cross country and tennis at Mt. Spokane HS

Other College

  • Ran cross country at BYU-Hawaii
  • Academic All-American for three years
  • Named a BYU-H Scholar Athlete
  • Three year team MVP
  • Holds all school cross country records
  • 2004 BYU-H Athlete of the Year
  • Individually won 2003 and 2004 conference, regional and national NCAA Divison II championships


Best Marks: 6K-20:33  5000m - 16:14.65, 10,000m - 16:35.31

2005 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed second in the 5000m at the Washington Invitational with a time of 16:22.61


  • Finished eighth in the 10000m (33:40.59) at the Stanford Invitational
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2006 | Junior Year


  • Finished second in the 5000m with a time of 16:22.73 at the UW Indoor Invitational
  • Finished sixth in the 5000m at the Husky Indoor Classic with a time of 16:14.65
  • Placed second in the 5000m (17:14.20) and sixth in the 3000m (9:58.32) at the MWC Indoor Championships


  • Won first place in the 5000 meters (16:35.31) at the UCLA Invite
  • Placed fifth in the 10,000 meters (34:23.05) at the Oregon Invitational
  • Placed first in the 5000 meters (17:01.99) and 10,000 meters (35:01.98) at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet
  • Came in sixth in the 5000 meters (17:24.61) at the NCAA West Regional meet
  • Named to the Academic All-MWC team by the USTF Coaches Association and named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center