Sommer Fanney
Sommer Fanney
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Burlington, N.C.
High School: Williams
Events: Distance, Middle Distance
Major: English
Minor: Music


  • competed in five indoor meets and set three school records this season
  • set the school record mile time (5:23.64) at the ODAC Championships on February 25
  • set the school record in the 400 meter (1:06.19) at the UCS Invitational February 17
  • set the last of three records in the 800 meter (2:25.99) at the UCS Invitational
  • participated in six outdoor meets for the Quakers
  • recorded two top program times in the 1500M, including 4:59.94 at the Dr. Jack Toms Invite on March 23
  • clocked school's second-best 800M time (2:27.66) at the Dr. Jack Toms Invite 


  • led Guilford in the 800 and the 1500
  • holds five of the top-eight outdoor 1500 times in Guilford history
  • team-best 800 time (2:28.30) came at the Southside Power & Fitness Invitational March 18, where she placed seventh among 30 runners, her time was 10th-best in the league this year and stands second-fastest in school history
  • her 2:29:38 mark in the 800 at the ODAC Championships placed sixth, second-fastest of the season and third-best in school history
  • best 1,500 time (5:07.01) came at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open at Lynchburg College on March 25 where she placed 13th out of 44 competitors, her time is second-fastest in school history
  • she led the team in the 3,000-meter run (11:20.32), the mile (5:32.05), and the 800 (2:27.67)
  • set school records in the 800 (2:27.67) and the mile (5:32.05) during the UCS Invitational
  • her 3,000 time at the Finn Pincus Invitational (11:20.32) stands second in school history
  • finished eighth in the mile (5:32.52) at the ODAC Indoor Championships on February 26
  • placed sixth in ODAC Championships with a time of 2:29.38 for the 800
  • ran a career-best 1,500 (5:07.01)




  • completed Guilford's Honors Program
  • received 2018 English Athletic Leadership Award, Guilford's highest athletics honor
  • studied abroad in Italy in spring 2016
  • serves as a student marshal
  • earned Second Team All-ODAC cross country honors in 2016
  • named to the ODAC's 2015 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Sportsmanship Team
  • seven-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • seven-time dean's list student
  • three-time member of the Academic All-ODAC Team
  • part of Guilford's Friend Sings My Mind ensemble
  • lettered four seasons for coach Brian Smith at Walter W. Williams High School
  • four-time Mid-State 3A Conference honoree
  • also lettered four years in outdoor track and field and twice in indoor track and field
  • member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society
  • daughter of William and Myrna Fanney