Rena Williams-Chesser
Last School
Roster Years


Born 9/22/82 in Beaver, Utah ... parents are Roger and Rosalie Williams.

Before BYU

National Honor Society ... cross country and track team captain ... school record holder in the 3,200m, 1,600m and 800m ... awarded athlete of the year in 1999 and 2000 ... ran on the all-region team for four years in track and cross country ... 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 ... all-state for four years in cross country and track.

Other College

Began her career at Utah Valley State College ... finished 17th at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships in 2001 ... placed sixth at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships in 2002 ... awarded outstanding Cross Country Athlete in 2002 ... finished first at Regionals in 2002 ... UVSC Cross Country Team Captain in 2002 ... placed fifth in the mile and third in the 3,000K at the 2002 Indoor Track National Competition.

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2003

Finished sixth in the BYU Alumni Invitational in 16:14.2 . . . placed fifth in the BYU Autumn Classic in 18:11 . . . ran in the Great American Cross Country Festival placing eighth in 18:32.8 . . . placed first in the Pre MWC Championships with a time of 22:27 . . . ran 22:08 in the MWC Championships palcing 8th . . . was named to the MWC Second Team All-Conference . . . placed 24th in the NCAA Mountain Regionals in 22:06.2 . . . earned NCAA All-Mountain Regional Honors.

Senior Year 2004

Finished first overall with a time of 17:55.1 at the BYU Autumn Classic ... had a 12th place finish at the Great America with a time of 17:35.3 ... placed 23rd overall at Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:15.4 ... placed second at the MWC Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:49, earning her First Team All-MWC honors ... placed seventh at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships with a time of 20:59.0 earning herself Mt. Region honors ... placed 37th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:22.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year