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    Chris Rodriguez  
    Chris Rodriguez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kelso, WA

    High School:
    Kelso

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    09/09/1986


    AS A JUNIOR:Competed in five meets for the Irish cross country squad ... won the Valparaiso Invitational in a time of 19:51 ... finished 20th at the National Catholic Championship, covering the course in 25:53 ... ran the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race in 25:27 to finish 19th ... finished 29th at the Pre-National Open race in a time of 25:18 ... closed out the season with a 57th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship, clocking in at 25:24

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Made appearances in two cross country meets for the Irish ... placed 6th on the team and 10th overall at the Valparaiso Invitational ... also competed in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race, placing first on the team and 21st overall in a time of 25:36 ... did not compete during the 2007 track and field season.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in four cross country meets during his first season in an Irish uniform ... led all Notre Dame runners at the Valparaiso Invitational, placing second overall in 26:01 ... took 12th overall at the National Catholic Championship one week later, running the Notre Dame home course in 25:35 ... also competed in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race and the Pre-National Meet open race ... found the bulk of his success on the track as a miler ... top performance of the indoor campaign came at the Alex Wilson Invitational, where he posted a time of 4:17.82 ... ran his best 1,500-meter race of the outdoor season at the Indy Relays, coming through the line in 4:05.88.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Kelso High School ... three-time cross country and two-time track all-state selection in the state of Washington ... also a three-time conference and regional champion in both cross country and track ... owns the Kelso school record in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:14.6 ... also owns his high school cross country course and school record with a time of 14:45 for three miles ... a three-time competitor at the Border Clash cross country meet, an invitational between top runners from Oregon and Washington ... once won his district cross country meet after losing his shoe 200 meters into the race ... captained the cross country team in his junior and senior season and the track team in his final campaign ... member of National Honor Society, Varsity K Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Hwa Rang Do Association (martial arts) ... older of two children ... born Sept. 9, 1986 in Lodi, Calif. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering where he is studying chemical engineering.

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