Player Profiles



Chené                              Townsend
Chené
Townsend
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5-9
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Hurdles

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Second Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Recorded a personal-best time of 7.66 in the 60 meters at the SPIRE invite on Feb. 9
  • Finished fifth place overall with a personal-best time of 8.38 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Indoor Championships
  • Placed first at the Marty Pushkin Classic on Dec. 1 in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.86
  • Second-place finish at the WVU Invite in 60-meters hurdles (8.57) on Jan. 19, and a second-place result (8.58) at the Doug Raymond Invite on Jan. 12
  • Registered a personal-best time of 25.13 in the 200 meters at the Wake Forest Open on Mar. 16
  • Posted a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 13.65
  • Came in second place at the Virginia Challenge in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.66
  • Finished in fifth place at the Patriot Open on April 13 with a time of 14.05 in the 100-meter hurdles
  • Ended season in quarterfinals at NCAA East Preliminary with a season-best time of 13.52 in the 100-meter hurdles
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Ran a career-best 8.41 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish third at the Big East Indoor Championships and move into fourth place all-time ahead of Pat Itanyi’s 8.42 mark
  • Opened the year with an 8.58-second 60-meter hurdle in the preliminaries of the Penn State National
  • Came in second place in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.53 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge
  • Finished in first place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Gold-Blue Meet in 8.68 seconds
  • Competed in the 200-meter dash at the Gold-Blue Meet to place first in 25.92
  • Ran an indoor season second-best mark of 8.46 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Columbia Last Chance meet
  • Earned right to compete at NCAA East Regional in the 100-meter hurdles, coming in 22nd place in the first round in 13.47 seconds and 16th in the quarterfinals in 13.45, barely missing the cut for the NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Came in second place in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries at Big East Outdoor Championships with a career-best 13.44, the fifth-best all-time WVU time for the event
  • Achieved third place in the 100-meter hurdles finals at Big East in 13.47
  • Finished second in the hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational in 13.66
  • Finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the Wake Forest Open and 18th in the 200-meter dash
  • Placed 24th in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries at the Texas Relays in 13.84
  • Came in 14th in the 100-meter dash in 12.21 at the Jesse Owens Classic and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.97
  • Achieved fifth placed in the 100-meter dash in 11.93 at the Larry Ellis Invite and 10th in the long jump at a distance of 5.45 meters
  • Member of the 4x100 relays at the Wake Forest Open, Jesse Owens Classic and Big East
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Achieved a personal-best 13.71 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional, good for 20th place at the meet
  • Came in fifth place in the 100-meter hurdles in 14:01 at the Big East Championships
  • Member of 4x100 relay at the Big East Championships, helping foursome to fourth place in 46.17 seconds
  • Ran under 14 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles for first time at the Texas Relays, running in 13.72 seconds in the preliminaries
  • Finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.28 seconds at the Colonial Relays
  • Competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the Stanford Invitational
  • Member of 4x100 relay at the Jesse Owens Classic, helping squad to third place in 46.90 seconds
  • During indoor season, finished first in the 60-meter dash, second in the 60-meter hurdles, and fifth in the triple jump at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Came in fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big East Championships in 8.56 seconds
  • Finished first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 60-meter dash at the Blue-Gold Meet
  • Achieved third place in the 60-meter hurdles and sixth in the 200-meter dash at the GaREAT Invitational
  • Recorded first place in the 60-meter dash and second-place marks in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.01 seconds at the Penn State Relays
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Big East qualifier
  • Finished 15th in the 60-meter hurdles (8.96) at the Big East Championships
  • Placed 27th in the preliminaries of 60-meter hurdles at the Penn State National
  • Competed in the 60-meter hurdles at the PSU Northeast Challenge
Prep
  • Captain of track team at Alpha Academy
Personal
  • Daughter of Norman and Barbara Townsend
  • Birthday is Dec. 12
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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