Rena Chesser Athlete Profile

Rena Chesser

Rena Chesser
Position: Distance Height: 5-4 Roster Years: 2003-2006 Hometown: Beaver, UT Last School: Beaver High School



All-America

  • 2005 Steeplechase (Outdoor)

Personal

  • Born September 1982 in Beaver, Utah
  • Parents are Roger and Rosalie Williams
  • Married to David Chesser, former BYU 400-meter runner
  • Majoring in school health
  • Academic All-Conference student

Before BYU

  • Member of the National Honor Society at Beaver High School
  • Cross country and track team captain
  • School record holder in the 3200m, 1600m and 800m
  • Awarded Utah High School Female Athlete of the Year in 1999 and 2000
  • Awarded high school Athlete of the Week by the Salt Lake Tribune in 2000
  • Utah Summer Games record-holder in the 5K with a time of 17:04
  • Seven-time high school state champion

Other College

  • UVSC: placed third in the 3000m and fifth in the mile at Indoor Nationals

Stats

Best Marks: 1500m - 4:27.02, 3000m Steeplechase - 10:02.21, 5k - 16:44


2003 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished fourth in the mile at the Boise State Invitational with a time of 5:15:39 in indoor competition
  • Ran the mile in 5:08 at the Olympic Oval

Outdoor: 

  • Took 12th in the 3000m steeplechase open at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Finished sixth in the 1500m (4:42.24) at the BYU Invitational
  • Placed second in the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 11:06.96 at the MWC Championships

2004 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete

Outdoor:

  • Won the 3000m steeplechase with a regional-qualifying time of 10:49.22 at the Robison Invitational
  • Took second in the 1500m with a time of 4:32.35 at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational
  • Captured fourth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:48.49 at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Finished 12th in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:27 at the NCAA West Regional Championships

2005 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Ran the mile in 4:55.33 at the Washington Invitational
  • Competed in the mile at the Husky Classic with a time of 4:56.53
  • Placed fourth in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:55.32

Outdoor: 

  • Ran the 1500m in 4:29 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Ran the 1500m at UCLA with a time of 4:27.02
  • Captured first in both the 3000m steeplechase (10:42.81) and the 5000m in 17:36.02 at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Took first in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:13.78 at the NCAA regionals
  • Finished third in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:02.21
  • Competed in the steeplechase at the 2005 USA Championships

2006 | Senior Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished 23rd in the 3000m run with a time of 9:56.02 at the Indoor Husky Classic
  • Competed in the 3000m run (10:15.62) at the MWC Indoor Championships
  • Took third in the 3000 meters (9:49.52) at the ASU Invitational

Outdoor: 

  • Placed third in the 1500 meters (4:28.32) at the Stanford Invitational
  • Won first place in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:15.55 at the UCLA Invite
  • Won the steeplechase (10:53.53) and placed fourth in the 5000 meters (17:24.91) at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet
  • Competed in the steeplechase (11:01.29) at the NCAA West Regional meet
  • Ran in the 3000 steeple (10:19.47) at the NCAA National Championship meet
  • Named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center