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    Chris Bodary     
     
      Chris Bodary
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downingtown, Pa.

High School:
Bishop Shanahan

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 144

Experience:
3L

CAREER BESTS

5K: 15:26.93 (2011)
8K: 24:45.3 (2008)
10K: 30:55.41 (2010)

CAREER HONORS: 2011, 2010 All-South Region Team...2011 SEC Preseason Watch List...2011, 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll...2008 SEC All-Freshman Team.

2011: Closed out his season with a career-best finish of 12th at the NCAA South Regional, covering the 10K course in 31:30.2 to earn All-South Region accolades for the second year in a row...He now has factored into Tennessee's scoring tally in 12 straight meets and on 18 occasions during his career...Placed 28th at the SEC Championships in 25:07.40...Had three individual runner-up finishes as a senior...He took second at the Crimson Classic on Oct. 15, covering the 8K course in 25:01.59...Posted his second runner-up finish of the season on Sept. 15, taking second overall and running first for the home team at the 8K Tennessee Invitational in 25:24.52...Led UT to the finish line for the first time in his career, placing second overall at the Belmont-VU Opener on Sept. 2 in a 5K career-best time of 15:26.93.

2010: Earned All-South Region honors as the 23rd-place finisher and UT's No. 2 man in a personal-record 10K time of 30:55.41 at the NCAA South Regional...Was UT's third runner and placed 31st overall at the 8K SEC Championships in 25:24.24...Ran second on the team and placed fifth overall in 25:42.14 at the 8K Commodore Classic...Also was No. 2 runner for UT at 8K Brooks Paul Short Run, placing 61st in 25:00...Was squad's third runner and 109th overall in the 8K White Race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational in 25:07.1...Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Appeared in all six meets as a sophomore...Was UT's fifth scorer and placed 55th at the NCAA South Regional in a career-best 32:27.88...Contributed to the team's scoring tally at the Crimson Classic, Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge and Greater Louisville Classic...Ran third for UT, placing 12th overall at the Colonial in 26:14.6...Had his best 8K mark of the campaign at Louisville, taking 52nd in 25:14.45 as UT's fourth runner...Named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Competed in all six races, scoring for the team three times...Finished seventh among Vols in 32:24.57 at the 10K NCAA South Regional...Placed 43rd overall and fifth among UT runners at the SEC Championship in 25:29.61...Came across the line 38th overall and second among Vols in a season-best 8K time of 24:52.84 at the Greater Louisville Classic...Placed 27th overall and fourth among Big Orange runners in 26:04.5 at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge...Opened the season with a 20th-place finish in 26:03.14 at the UT Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-state by the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association after finishing second in the indoor 3,000m state championship race...Posted the third-fastest 3K time (8:47.52) in the state of Pennsylvania in 2008 ...Placed second in the state indoor 3K and second in the NSIC two-mile in 2008.

PERSONAL: Majoring in agriculture leadership...Born March 7, 1990, to Michael and Lisa Bodary...Family includes younger brother Jeff and older sister Jen...Recipient of Aura D. Branson Athletic Scholarship Endowment and Melody Sasser Endowment.

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