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


  • 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)


  • participated in six indoor meets and five outdoor meets
  • ran the second-best 1500 in school history (5:09.28) at the Outdoor ODAC Track and Field Championships
  • ran a season best in the mile (5:42.54) at the ODAC Indoor Championships, the fourth-fastest mark in school history
  • ran the fourth-fastest 5000 in school history (20:27.18) at the Vertklasse Meeting
  • ran the fifth-fastest 3000 time in school history (12:02) at the Jopson Invitational
  • ran on Guilford’s 4x400 relay team that set the school record (4:27.47) at the ODAC Outdoor Championships
  • ran a season best in the 800 (2:32.74), the fifth-fastest outdoor mark in school history, at the Aggie Invitational
  • participated in the distance medley relay that set the school record (13:54.22) at the ODAC Indoor Championship, the best in school history
  • named to the ODAC's Women's Outdoor Track & Field Sportsmanship Team


  • 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
  • five-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • five-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