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Chris Williams
Chris Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Federal Way, Wash.

High School:
Decatur High

Height:
5-11

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/01/1985

Experience:
3V



WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2007): Cross Country - Ran in five meets...best finishes include 10th at the Sundodger Invite and 54th at the Griak Invite...also competed at Pre-Nationals...finished 74th overall at the Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis), and tenth on the team.

JUNIOR (2006-07): Cross Country - Ran in every race WSU competed in...finished sixth at Idaho Jamboree and again at Montana Invitational...placed 18th at Sundodger Invite, 123rd at Pre-Nationals...fourth Cougar and 40th overall at Pac 10-Championships (10/28/06, Palo Alto)...77th overall and sixth on team to finish at NCAA West Regional meet (11/11/06, Portland)...at NCAA Championships finished 184th overall, sixth on team (11/20/06, Terre Haute)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...Indoor - Ran PR time of 4:27.98i in the mile at the WSU Open (1/20/07, Pullman)...clocked in with a season-best time of 8:35.00i in the 3k at the Husky Classic...ran a career-best 14:57.97i in the 5k at the MPSF Championships (2/24/07, Seattle)...Outdoor - Clocked in 1500m PR time of 4:02.29 at the UW Outdoor Preview (3/16/07, Seattle).

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Cross Country - Started year with sixth place at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...32nd at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...28th at Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...153rd at Brooks Pre-Nationals (10/15/05, Terre Haute)...56th overall, fifth on team at Pac 10-Championships (10/29/05, Tucson)...74th overall, fifth on team at NCAA West Regional meet...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Redshirt season.

SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Cross Country - Redshirt season...finished 11th at Idaho Jamboree (9/3/04, Moscow) running unattached...Indoor - PRd in 3000m with time of 8:22.50i for 17th place at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Ran 1500m in time of 4:08.60 at UW Dual (4/30/05, Seattle)...established 5000m time of 14:48.92 at Stanford Invite (3/26/05).

FRESHMAN (2003-04): Cross Country - Ran in two meets for the Cougs in 2003, but did not score in either event...finished 13th overall at Idaho Jamboree while running unattached...finished 69th overall and 10th on team at Pac-10 Championships (11/1/03, Pullman)...Indoor - Established race times in 800m of (2:01.60i), mile (4:17.78i), and 3k (8:45.35i)...Outdoor - Bettered 800m time to 2:00.17 (4/3/04, Boise)...tried the steeplechase at Trojan Invite, time of 10:09.9h (3/20/04, Los Angeles).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight letters at Decatur High, four in cross country for coaches Pam Olson and Heather Kreier, three in track and one in swimming for Kreier...captain of cross country team as junior and senior...captain of track team as senior...finished 13th in state in 1600m as senior...took eighth at Junior Olympics in 1500m in 2001.

PERSONAL. Born Christopher Charles Williams 7/1/85...father Paul is a teacher...mother Mary Ellen is a radiation therapist...brother Keith (7/23/86)...sister Becky (7/12/88) also competes for WSU cross country and track and field...grandfather Charles was captain of WSU track team in the 40s...graduated with 3.65 GPA...majoring in mathematics at WSU.

WILLIAMS' WSU BESTS
800m - 2.00.17 (2004)
1500m - 4:02.29 (2007)
Mile - 4:17.78i (2004)
3000m - 8:22.50 (2005)
5000m - 14:48.92 (2005)
3000m Steeplechase - 10:04.68 (2005)
Washington State Cougars Cross Country