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    Chris Rapp     
     
      Chris Rapp
Hometown:
Mason, Ohio

High School:
Mason

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 155

Event:
Distance

Eligibility:
In: Sr. / Out: Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
Indoors
3,000m 8:26.41 (2010)
5,000m 14:48.78 (2009)
Outdoors
1,500m 3:58.60 (2010)
3000m Steeplechase 9:23.8h (2009)
5,000m 14:42.64 (2010)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member.

2010: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Broke his personal record in the 3,000m in a fifth-place effort at the Texas A&M Challenge with a time of 8:26.41...Season-best 5,000m time of 14:58.16 came at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Outdoors - Posted a career-best time of 3:58.60 in the 1,500m at the Pepsi Florida Relays while helping the distance medley relay squad to a fifth-place finish in 10:02.83...Clocked another personal best in the 5,000m with a ninth-place time of 14:42.64 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2009: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Placed fifth in the 3,000m with a season-best time of 8:32.53 at the Niswonger Invitational...Lone mile time of 4:14.78 came at the Virginia Tech Challenge...Only 5,000m clocking was 14:48.78 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Outdoors - Finished 12th in the steeplechase at the SEC Championships in 9:49.86...Placed third in the mile with a time of 4:15.09 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Placed third in the steeplechase at the Eastern Kentucky Open with a season-best time of 9:23.8.

2008: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Ran to a 21st-place finish in 8:50.23 in the 3,000m at the Virginia Tech Challenge...Recorded a time of 8:45.51 in the 3,000m at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Finished eighth with a then-personal-best time of 8:43.30 in the 3,000m at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge...Outdoors - Finished 15th in the steeplechase with a time of 9:35.68 at the SEC Outdoor Championships, his first conference competition...Also ran his first collegiate 5,000m in 15:05.12 at the conference championship meet...Earned his first collegiate victory by out-racing the steeplechase field at the Smoky Mountain Twilight in a personal-best time of 9:27.12...Placed fifth in the steeplechase with a then-personal-best time of 9:37.57 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Finished fourth in his first collegiate steeplechase at the Sea Ray Relays...Stopped the clock at 4:01.65 in the 1,500m at the Tiger Track Classic...Recorded his personal-best 3,000m clocking of 8:41.68 at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational, where he also ran the 1,500m in 4:08.34.

2007: Indoors - Redshirted and finished 24th in the 3,000m with a time of 9:03.99 while competing unattached at the McCravy Memorial...Outdoors - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Left with school records in the 3,200m, 5,000m, 4x800m, 4xmile and distance medley relay...Won the 3,200m at the conference championship meet as a senior...Won the individual cross country conference championship in 2004...Named first-team all-state for cross country and first-team all-state for academics in 2006...Served as team captain of the cross country and track teams his senior year...Named team MVP for track and cross country as a senior...Was a member of back-to-back conference track champions in 2004 and 2005.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 26, 1987, in Springfield, Ore....Majoring in civil engineering...Parents are Tom and Mary Rapp...Both parents were All-America runners and lettered in track at Penn State from 1978-81...His mom was a 1,500 finalist at the 1980 Olympic Trials...Family includes sister Megan.

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