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Chris Chavez
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Culver City, Calif.
High School: Santa Monica

Cal: Will provide some valuable leadership as a three-year letterwinner.

Cross Country: Competed in two events in 2006...toured the course in 25:01 at the Stanford Invitational to take 48th...crossed the finish line at 30:58.7 to take 60th at the Chile Pepper Festival...in 2005, had a season-best time of 25:15 at the Stanford Invitational to finish 57th...finished 47th (25:45) at the Pac-10 Championships...finished 81st (32:18.6) at the NCAA West Regional.

Track: In his junior campaign, PRed in the mile (4:11.42) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational and the 5000 meters (14:27.57) at the Stanford Invitational...as a sophomore during the indoor season, ran Cal's third-fastest 5000 meters of the year (14:38.96) at the MPSF Championships...won Cal's Brutus Hamilton Award (outstanding male academic achievement)...during his freshman year, posted Cal's fifth-best mark of the season in the 1500 meters (3:57.36/Big Meet), and 5000 meters (14:44.34/U.S. Jr. Nationals) and the team's third-best mark of the season in the mile (4:15.02/Brutus Hamilton) and 3,000 (8:39.88/Bay area Blast Off)...after the 2005 season, ranked ninth among Cal's all-time top 10 performers for his 8:39.88 in the 3000 meters...qualified for the USATF Junior Nationals in the 5000 meters.

High School: Graduated in 2004 from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif....MVP of track team and four-year varsity letterman on league champion team...named "Most Athletic" at his high school.

Personal: Born in Santa Monica, Calif....parents are Anthony and Margaret Chavez...economics major.

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