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


  • posted team-best marks in every event for the Quakers this season
  • four of her finishes this season rank among the top-10 five-kilometer times in school history
  • career-low time of 20:12.59 at the Hagan-Stone Classic October 7 was good for second at the event and ranks third all-time
  • she set a school record with a six-kilometer time of 23:26.8 at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships


  • Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
  • recorded Guilford's best time in each of the five events in which she competed
  • ran the fastest five-kilometer race of the year at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational where she finished 11th in 21:12.46, the 15th-fastest time in school history
  • best six-kilometer finish was at the ODAC Championships where she finished with a school-record mark of 23:58.8 that placed 10th overall


  • participated in all six events for the Quakers
  • clocked her fastest five-kilometer time at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, a 21:02.86 that ranked second on the team and 22nd overall
  • best finish was a sixth-place time of 22:09.8 at the Hagan-Stone Classic
  • ran her best six-kilometer time at the NCAA DIII South/Southeast Regional Championships where she finished 53rd in 24:23.6 seconds, the second-best in school history and Guilford's best at the event
  • top six-kilometer finish was at the ODAC Championships where she finished 19th in 24:40.1 seconds, the Quakers’ second-fastest time


  • ran in the first four races before suffering a season-ending injury
  • had Guilford's top time in two races, including a six-kilometer time of 26:46.80 at the ODAC Preview Meet where she finished 16th
  • ran a personal-best five-kilometer time of 20:34.1 at the Royals Twilight where she placed 21st
  • came home in 10th place at the five-kilometer Maroon Invitational in 23:06.4


  • named ODAC's 2017-18 Sportsmanship Team
  • 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
  • eight-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • eight-time dean's list student
  • four-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