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    Chris Platt     
     
      Chris Platt
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Haddonfield, N.J.

High School:
Haddonfield Memorial

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 135

Event:
1,500/5,000

PLATT ABBREVIATED
High School
Haddonfield Memorial High
Coach Nick Baker
Career Bests
1,500 - 3:50.29
Mile - 4:14.42
3,000 - 8:14.34
Steeplechase - 9:35.65
5,000 - 14:25.24
Tom Black Track Record
3,000, 8:16.61, 2005
Tennessee Freshman Record
3,000, 8:16.61, 2005
SEC Results-Indoor
2004-3,000 8:36.46 (14th)
2008-3,000 8:53.07 (17th)
distance medley relay 9:55.71 (4th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-1,500 4:00.26 (12th)
5,000 15:20.62 (31st)
2006-1,500 prelims 3:56.04 (22nd)
5,000 15:15.28 (33rd)
2008-5,000 14:58.64 (28th)
SEC Results-Cross Country
2003-8K 28:21.25 (70th)
2004-8K 24:52.65 (38th)
2005-7.9K 23:52.64 (17th)
2006-8K 25:33.88 (36th)
South Regional Results-Cross Country
2004-10K 31:37.36 (46th)
2005-10K 31:58.01 (36th)
2006-10K 32:11.8 (22nd)
NCAA Results-Cross Country
2005-10K 31:37.3 (170th)

Major-Geography.

2008 Outdoor-Finished fifth in the mile at the Smoky Mountain Twilight with a time of 4:22.57 (May 6) ... Ran to a time of 8:35.64 and placed seventh in the 3,000 at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... Finished 19th in the college section of the 5,000 with a season-best time of 14:49.52 at the Penn Relays (April 24) ... Recorded a time of 14:58.64 during the 5,000 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 18).

2008 Indoor-Won the mile in 4:22.47 at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 1) ... Took top honors in the college section of the 3,000 with a personal-best time of 8:14.34 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Finished fourth in the 3,000 in 8:30.87 and seventh in the mile in a personal-best time of 4:14.42 at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Finished eighth in the invitational section of the 3,000 with a then-season-best time of 8:21.14 at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Anchored Tennessee's fourth-place distance medley relay team one day after placing 17th in the 3,000 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (March 2) ... Finished 11th in his first 3,000 of the season at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 12).

2007 Outdoor-Ran to a season-best time of 3:53.60 in the 1,500 while finishing eighth at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 20) ... Stopped the clock at 3:55.40 for eighth in the 1,500 and finished ninth in the 5,000 in 15:20.66 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Finished in a then-season-best time of 3:54.07 while taking 11th in the 1,500 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Opened his season with an 11th-place, 3:59.84 finish in the 1,500 at the Alabama Relays (March 24) ... Finished eighth in the 1,500 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight.

2007 Indoor-Finished ninth in the 3,000 after crossing the finish line in 8:27.50 at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 20) ... Stopped the clock at 4:23.42 for a 30th-place finish in the mile at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 17).

2006 Outdoor-Ran to a personal best time of 14:25.24 and a win in the college section of the 5,000 at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Anchored Tennessee's distance medley relay team to a sixth-place finish at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Finished third in the 1,500 with a season-best time of 3:53.96 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 22) ... Stepped down in distance and took seventh in the 800 with a time of 1:58.94 at the Knoxville Invitational (April 30) ... Opened his season with a 12th-place, 3:59.76 finish in the 1,500 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Stopped the clock at 3:55.99 to finish 19th in the 1,500 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Ran a time of 3:56.09 during the preliminaries of the 1,500 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to place 22nd (May 13) ... Finished 33rd in the 5,000 after a 15:15.28 clocking at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 14).

2006 Indoor-Did not compete during the indoor season.

2005 Outdoor-Notched his career-best 1,500 time of 3:50.29 to post the 11th-fastest preliminary qualifier at the SEC outdoors (May 14) ... Finished 12th in the SEC 1,500 final with a time of 4:00.26 ... Also ran the 5,000 at the SEC meet, finishing 31st in 15:20.62 ... Broke the Tom Black Track 3,000 record with a winning time of 8:16.61 at the Gatorade Classic (April 9), topping former Vol Bob Dickie's 8:17.77 effort from 1998 ... Career-best time of 8:16.61 at the Gatorade Classic chopped 28 seconds off his time from just two weeks earlier ... Took 11th in the invitational steeplechase after running a career-best time of 9:35.65 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 16) ... Ran a career best 5,000 time of 14:29.85 to finish 12th in the college section at the Penn Relays ... Ran the 800 in 1:56.57 to place eighth at the Knoxville Twilight Meet ... Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x1,500 relay with a 15:38.78 time at the Sea Ray Relays ... Took the anchor leg on the Vols' third-place, 7:31.59 effort in the 4x800 relay at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.

2005 Indoor-Redshirted.

2004 Outdoor-Redshirted.

2004 Indoor-Achieved his 3,000 season best of 8:28.61, the season's second best time by a Vol, to earn 11th at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York (Feb. 14) ... Finished 14th in the SEC indoor 3,000 after running an 8:36.46 ... Raced to fifth place after clocking an 8:28.89 in the 3,000 at Kentucky's McCravy Memorial ... Opened his collegiate track career with a 15th-place, 8:39.64 finish in the 3,000 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran a 12th-place, 4:21.51 mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2006 Cross Country-Lettered after running in four of the Vols' six races and scoring in two ... Finished fourth on the team and 22nd overall in front of the home crowd at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Scored at the 8K SEC championship with a 36th-place overall finish, fifth among Vols ... Finished 34th overall and sixth on the team at the 8K Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic.

2005 Cross Country-Lettered after running in five of Tennessee's seven races, scoring for the Vols in all three postseason races ... Finished 17th, second among Vols, at the 7.9K SEC championship after running a 23:52.64 ... Completed the 10K NCAA South Regional course in 31:58.01 to place 36th, fifth among Vols ... Crossed third for the Vols and 170th overall in the 10K NCAA championship after clocking in at 31:37.3 ... Ran to seventh place with a 24:27 time at the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational ... Finished 21st with a time of 25:25.3 at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational open race.

2004 Cross Country-Won Most Improved Award at team banquet ... Lettered after running in five of Tennessee's six races and scoring in four ... Finished 38th overall, fifth among Vols, in 24:52.65 at the 8K SEC championship ... Placed 46th, fourth among Vols, after clocking in at 31:37.36 at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Helped the Vols to the team win at Western Kentucky's five-mile Old Timers Classic to open the season with a season best fourth-place finish, third among Vols, in 25:25.64 ... Finished sixth, third among Vols, with a time of 26:08.19 at the 8K Tennessee Invitational.

2003 Cross Country-Lettered after running in four of Tennessee's six races ... Finished 70th, eighth among Vols, with a 28:21.25 time despite being hindered by a cramp at the SEC championship ... Ran to 44th, fifth among Vols, with a season-best 26:22.89 effort at the Auburn Invitational ... Posted his season-best finish, 33rd, after running a 27:47.60 at the Navy Invitational ... Finished Louisville's Cardinal Classic in 26:59.65 to place 49th.

High school-Won nine individual state titles overall ... Earned All-America honors three times in high school ... Won the 1,600 and 3,200 outdoor and 1,600 indoor championships in the 2003 New Jersey state high school meets ... Won the state cross country title in 2001 ... Took all-state cross country honors in 2002 with a fifth-place finish at the state meet ... Clocked his fastest mile in 4:16 and fastest 800 in 1:56.0.

Personal-Full name is Christopher Stephen Platt ... Born Jan. 26, 1984 in Woodbury, N.J. ... Parents are Steve and Jill Platt ... Older sister, Amy, was on the rowing team at St. Joseph's University from 1999-2003.

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