Chris Bodary     
      Chris Bodary
Downingtown, Pa.

High School:
Bishop Shanahan

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 144

Distance / Steeplechase

Year (In/Out):


Mile: 4:10.38 (2012)
3,000m: 8:14.85 (2011)
5,000m: 14:21.14 (2011)

1,500m: 3:52.66 (2012)
3000m: 8:26.21 (2012)
3,000m Steeplechase: 9:40.28 (2010)
5,000m: 14:23.08 (2012)
10,000m: 30:00.33 (2011)


2011 Indoor 5,000m: 7th, 14:23.61

2012 Indoor 5000m: 5th, 14:25.97
2012 Indoor 3000m: 8th, 8:20.77
2012 Outdoor 10000m: 8th, 30:38.32

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2012...Four-time SEC scorer.

2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Scored in league action for the first time in his career, placing fifth in the 5000m in 14:25.97 and taking eighth in the 3000m in 8:20.77 at the SEC Indoor meet...Logged a PR of 4:10.93 in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational to place third...Lowered his best to 4:10.38 to place 11th in the college division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Finished second in the 3000m at the Auburn Invitational in 8:30.66...Ran the 5K in 14:32.32 at the Flotrack Husky Classic...Led off UT's season-best DMR effort of 10:11.17 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Outdoors - Scored for the first time at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing eighth in the 10000 meters in 30:38.32...Wound up 15th in the 5000m at 15:04.37...Finished fourth in the Showcase 1500m at the Sea Ray Relays, checking in with a PR of 3:52.66...Logged his outdoor PR in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational, running 14:23.08 to place 11th out of 34 runners in section four...Opened the campaign with a time of 8:26.21 to place eighth in the 3000m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Charted a career-best 1500m readout of 3:55.89 to wind up eighth at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual...Ran the 5000m in 14:38.08 to finish 23rd in the championship division at the Penn Relays.

2011: Indoors - Scored in conference action for the first time in his career, placing seventh at the SEC Indoor meet in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:23.61...Logged his career best in that event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, placing fifth in the championship division at 14:21.14...Registered his 3000m PR of 8:14.85 to wind up fifth at the Texas A&M Challenge...Was 11th in the 3K at the SEC meet, crossing the line in 8:23.04...Outdoors - Ran a lifetime best of 30:00.33 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational to place 22nd in section two...Finished 11th at SEC Outdoors in that event at 31:47.34 and was 44th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in 31:33.80...Placed 26th in the championship division of the 5000m at the Penn Relays, covering the distance in an outdoor career best of 14:41.06.

2010: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Notched a UT season best and a then-indoor personal record in the 5,000m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 14:30.02, placing ninth in the championship division...Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Challenge in the 3,000m with a then-career-topping indoor time of 8:24.30...Outdoors - Clocked UT's second-best individual mark and a then-career best in the 10,000m with a time of 30:49.69 to finish ninth at the Sea Ray Relays...Registered a personal-best time of 9:40.28 in the 3,000m steeplechase in a 21st-place effort at the Pepsi Florida Relays...Posted a then-career-topping time of 14:56.14 in the 5000m at the Penn Relays.

2009: Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Redshirted...Competed twice unattached, posting a time of 31:28.00 to finish sixth in the 10,000m at the Sea Ray Relays...Also ran at the Smoky Mountain Twilight meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-state by the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association after finishing second in the indoor 3,200m state championship race...Posted the third-fastest 3K time (8:47.52) in Pennsylvania in 2008...Placed second in the state indoor 3K and second in the NSIC two-mile in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1990...Majoring in agriculture leadership...Parents are Michael and Lisa Bodary...Family includes younger brother Jeff and older sister Jen...Recipient of the Melody Sasser Endowment.



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