UND Roster

2007-08 Cross Country Roster

Chris Rodriguez

Distance


Height 5'10''
Class Junior
Hometown Kelso, WA
High School Kelso
Bio

AS A JUNIOR:Competed in five meets for the Irish cross country squad … won the Valparaiso Invitational in a time of 19:51 … finished 20th at the National Catholic Championship, covering the course in 25:53 … ran the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race in 25:27 to finish 19th … finished 29th at the Pre-National Open race in a time of 25:18 … closed out the season with a 57th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship, clocking in at 25:24

AS A SOPHOMORE: Made appearances in two cross country meets for the Irish … placed 6th on the team and 10th overall at the Valparaiso Invitational … also competed in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race, placing first on the team and 21st overall in a time of 25:36 … did not compete during the 2007 track and field season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in four cross country meets during his first season in an Irish uniform … led all Notre Dame runners at the Valparaiso Invitational, placing second overall in 26:01 … took 12th overall at the National Catholic Championship one week later, running the Notre Dame home course in 25:35 … also competed in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race and the Pre-National Meet open race … found the bulk of his success on the track as a miler … top performance of the indoor campaign came at the Alex Wilson Invitational, where he posted a time of 4:17.82 … ran his best 1,500-meter race of the outdoor season at the Indy Relays, coming through the line in 4:05.88.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Kelso High School … three-time cross country and two-time track all-state selection in the state of Washington … also a three-time conference and regional champion in both cross country and track … owns the Kelso school record in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:14.6 … also owns his high school cross country course and school record with a time of 14:45 for three miles … a three-time competitor at the Border Clash cross country meet, an invitational between top runners from Oregon and Washington … once won his district cross country meet after losing his shoe 200 meters into the race … captained the cross country team in his junior and senior season and the track team in his final campaign … member of National Honor Society, Varsity K Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Hwa Rang Do Association (martial arts) … older of two children … born Sept. 9, 1986 in Lodi, Calif. … enrolled in the College of Engineering where he is studying chemical engineering.