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Early Bird 2017
Duke Track & Field BIO
Chesney Ward
Player Profile:
Chesney Ward 2908882
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Ragsdale

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under Anne Popek while attending Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C…2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals finalist…2015 New Balance Indoor Nationals finalist…North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Indoor and Outdoor State champion in 2016…placed fourth in the 2015 USATF World Youth Track and Field Trials…Women’s Indoor Track and Field MVP Runner (2012, 2014, 2016)…Coach Ronnie Smith Indoor Track Award recipient (2013, 2016)…lettered three years in cross country and was a regional qualifier…member of the National Honor Society…winner of the Sedgefield Women’s Club Arts Festival Competition in 2013…North Carolina All-State honors in orchestra (2012-15).

Personal: Daughter of Pam and Ron Ward…born on April 9, 1998 in Annapolis, Md…has one brother, Chandler, and one sister, Charla…father ran track at the University of Maryland Baltimore County…aunt and uncle competed in track and field at Syracuse…aunt holds the women’s 400m record at Syracuse.

Outdoor PR:
Pole Vault - 13-0.00 (3.96) (High School) 


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