Chambers to lead WVWC cross country and track and field programs

BUCKHANNON, W.Va – The interim tag has been removed for Kelsey Chambers. After spending the fall semester as the interim coach, the WVWC Athletic Department has announced that Chambers will now lead the cross country and track and field programs as the head coach.

Chambers spent three years as an assistant coach on the Bobcat coaching staff before taking over the role as interim in August of 2022. During her first season at Wesleyan, she coached two runners who placed top five in multiple events at the MEC Indoor Conference Championships. In her second season, Chambers coached her first conference champion, Tori Carr, in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

She rebuilt the Men’s XC team from only having one runner in 2019 to 10 runners in 2021, where the team finished in the top five in the conference with an all-freshman team. Chambers got the best out of Carr once again as she earned 1st Team All-MEC.

“Kelsey’s done an outstanding job since coming to the program. She’s been phenomenal in the recruiting scene and put together a strong cross country season as the interim,” said athletic director Randy Tenney. “We’re very confident and excited to elevate her to head coach.”

In 2017, Kelsey was a NCAA National Qualifier in cross country. She is a three-time Mountain East Conference cross country champion and a five-time MEC Champion in track. Chambers is also a a five-time Athlete of the Year and an eight-time NCAA Provisional Qualifier.

She attended Oak Glen High School (WV), where she had success in cross county and track and field. Kelsey is a five-time West Virginia state champion in track, as well as the 2013 cross country state runner-up.

Chambers is a graduate of Wheeling University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.

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