Celeste Wilson
Celeste Wilson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
High School: Chico HS

2017-2018 Track 

Competed in eight meets for her second season in track. Took third in the steeplechase at the Cal Poly/UC Riverside with a personal best time of 10:49.08. Set a personal best for 1500m at the 40th Annual Aztec Invitational with a time of 4:40.61. Shaved over ten seconds off her steeplechase best at the Jim Bush Invitational with a time of 10:38.72. Executed and impressive double at the Big West Challenge in both the steeplechase and 3000m, winning both with respective times of 10:42.02 and 10:15.74. Concluded the season with a fifth place finish in the steeplechase at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 10:50.02. 

2017 Cross Country

Competed in six meets for her sophomore cross campaign. Ran in the open section of the UC Riverside Invitational to take 8th overall in a 5k time of 18:07.8. Was the No. 4 scorer at the Bill Dellinger Invitational to take 75th in 21:02.3. Executed an amazing performance at the Big West Conference Championships to take 11th overall in 21:07.4, just one spot off All-Conference status and bettering her performance from last year by over 18 places. Finished her season at the NCAA West Regional Meet by finishing 96th overall in 21:34.8, improving from last year's regional meet as well by 48 places. 

2016-2017 Track

Took to the track eight times for her first track season in the Gaucho blue. Ran 10:12.52 for a personal best in the 3000m at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational. Transitioned to the barriers just a week later for a debut in the 3000m Steeplechase at the UCLA Legends Invite, running 11:20.83. Cut 15 seconds off her debut just a week later at the Big West Challenge Cup, running 11:05.53 for 3rd place. Ran another personal best a week later, this time in the 5000m at the Bryan Clay Invitational, clocking 17:37.27. Took 3rd place at the Cal Poly Dual Meet in the 3000m Steeplechase before stepping up big time at the conference meet, scoring with a 6th place finish in a new personal best of 11:00.60, just missing the 11 minute barrier in her first year at the event. Came back just two hours later after that effort to finish a respectable 10th in the 5000m, closing out her season. 

2016 Cross Country

Competed in 4 meets for the Gauchos. Recorded a 6k PR of 21:48.8 at the Bronco Invite. Was the #4 scorer at the Big West Champs, helping the team to a 3rd place finish. Ended the season as the Gaucho's #5 scorer at the West Regional Meet, solidifying 14th place for the women.

Prep

Graduated from Chico HS. Was League champion 2013-2015, Section Champion in 2015, and a State Qualifier from 2013-2015. Has a XC 5K PR of 18:32. Coached by Kevin Girt.

Personal

Parents are Christopher and Cordelia Wilson....Majoring in Physiology...Loves dogs.

Collegiate Bests

1500m - 4:40.61 (2018 40th Annual Aztec Invitational) 

3000m - 10:12.52 (2017 39th Annual Aztec Invitational) 

3000m Steeplechase - 10:38.72 (2018 Jim Bush Invitational) 

5000m - 17:37.27 (2017 Bryan Clay Invitational) 

10000m - 38:46.48 (2018 Big West Conference Championships) 

Big West Championships

2018 - Steeplechase, 5th, 10:50.02

2018 - 10000m, 15th, 38:46.48

2017 - 3000m Steeplechase, 6th, 11:00.60

2017 - 5000m, 10th, 17:54.58 

Big West Cross Country

2017 - 11th, 21:07.4 

2016 - 29th, 23:15

NCAA West Regionals Cross Country

2017 - 96th, 21:34.8

2016- 144th 22:10