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Charnele Lyons
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Senior
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
High School: Traverse City Central HS
Major: Marketing (3.20 GPA)
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Charnele Lyons
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 11/02/2012

2012 (Cross Country): Ran a time of 25:21.1 at the Ray Griak Invitational -6K (9/29)

2011 (Cross Country): Finished 25th at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (20:40.47) ... finished in 38th (22:07) at the 6K Spartan Invitational (9/16) ... finished 11th at the 5K Notre Dame Invitational in a career-best 18:07 (9/30) ... finished 97th (22:31) at the 6K Pre-Nationals (10/16) ... led the Chippewas at the 6K MAC Championship Meet with a sixth-place finish in a career-best time of 21:13.9, earning First-Team All-MAC honors (10/29) ... finished 63rd (22:02.3) at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet (11/12).

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished fifth in the 800m (2:17.16) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (4/2) ... won the 1500m at the Bulldog Invite (4/9) with a time of 4:37.40 ... won the 1500m with a career-best time of 4:31.59 at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (4/22) ... won the 1500m with a time of 4:43.75 at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/30).

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Won the 800m with a time of 2:18.67 at the Chip Invite (1/14) ... posted a runner-up finish in the 800m at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational with a time of 2:16.21 ... set a career-best 2:15.50 in the 800m at the Big Meet (2/11-2/12) ... ran a leg on the distance medley relay team that scored at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/25-2/26) with a time of 11:56.43.

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field):
Finished sixth in the 800m (2:17.46) at the BGSU Challenge.

2009 (Cross Country):
Finished 42nd at the MAC Championships (24:04.9) … took 24th at the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial (21:36.7).

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Posted a season-best time of 2:19.46 in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2009 (Indoor Track and Field):
Ran a season-best 2:18.55 in the 800m at the GVSU Big Meet.

2008 (Cross Country):
Competed in one meet, the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial (21:44.2).

High School—
Lettered four times in cross country and track … captain for both teams her junior and senior years … all-conference and second team all-conference dream team in cross country … was on the honor roll for three years.

Career Bests—
Cross Country 5K (18:07); Cross Country 6K (21:13.9) 400m (1:01); 800m (2:15.50); 1500m (4:31.59); Mile (5:04.76); 3000 (10:16.33).