Bears head south for first of two meets this season in Starkville
2013 Track & Field Indoor: Competed in five meets ... Was 13th in 400 meters (1:01.93) to open season on Dec. 2 at ASU Kickoff Klassic ... Ran leadoff leg in 4x400-meter relay to help squad to 15th place in 4:16.52 at ASU ... Bears' second finisher in 200 meters at Saluki Open on Jan. 11 in 17th with time of 26.59 ... Cut almost eight seconds off 4x400 time in Carbondale, finishing sixth in 4:08.66 ... Placed 16th in 400 meters at Missouri Invitational (Jan. 18) in 1:01.60 ... Ran 15th in both 200 (26.41) and 400 (1:01.09) meters at Varsity Apartments Invitational on Feb. 1 ... Finished 23rd (26.42) in 200-meter prelims and 18th (100.34) in 400-meter prelims at MVC championships on Feb. 23
Outdoor: Appeared in six events ... Eighth in 400 meters in season-opening Tulsa Duals (March 15) in 59.68 ... Also helped 4x400 relay team to fourth place in 4:04.93 ... Finished 16th in 200 meters at Tulsa in 25.72 ... Was 12th in 400 at Mississippi State Conference Challenge (March 23) in 1:00.74 ... MSU's top finisher in 100 meters at Razorback Spring Invitational (March 30) in 12.58 ... Also first among MSU competitors in 200 (25.84, 27th overall) and in 4x400 (4:01.81, 10th) ... Placed 25th in 400 meters at K.T. Woodman Classic (April 12) in 1:00.44 ... Ran 18th in 200 at Ole Miss Open (April 20) in 26.41 and ran third leg in 4x100 to finish fifth in 48.17 ... Placed 11th in 400 prelims (1:01.65) and 21st in 200 prelims (26.65) at MVC Championships on May 10.
Background As a junior, was a 200m dash state champion ... Was also a state champion in the 400m dash and 4x200m relay during her sophomore season ... Won a medley relay state championship as a freshman ... Claimed victory in the 200m dash at the Joe Davies Open and Fort Collins Track Club Indoor Invitational ... Posted an outstanding performance at the Colorado Springs Metro Meet, taking home first in the 200m dash, and second in the 100m dash and 400m dash ... Competed in the Colorado USATF Junior Olympic Championships and USATF Region X Championships in 2010 ... At the Colorado USATF Junior Olympic Championships, Horton won the 400m hurdles, took second in the 400m dash and finished fourth in the 200m dash ... At the USATF Region X Championships, finished second in the 400m dash and third in the 400m hurdles ... Competed in the Colorado State Championships the previous two seasons in multiple sprint and hurdle events.
Personal Chelsie Gordan Horton was born July 10, 1994 in Columbus, Ga. ... Daughter of Gregory and Catrina Horton ... Has four siblings: Gregory, Chasidy, Jasmine and Steven ... Lists her biggest sports thrills as winning big titles and seeing her hard work in practice pay off at meets ... Is undecided on a major.