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  Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Naperville, IL

High School:
Neuqua Valley

**Ten-Time All-American**

Stanford: Among the most decorated distance runners in the nation with three consecutive top-seven finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... among the favorites for the 2011 NCAA title ... former American junior record holder in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:29.98 ... earned international experience as a member of the U.S. Junior National Cross Country team that competed in Amman, Jordan in 2009.

2010 Season (Junior): Placed fifth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (29:44) to lead Stanford to a fourth-place team finish ... helped the Cardinal to the Pac-10 team title as a part of the Stanford 1-2-3 finish with teammates Elliott Heath and Jake Riley with each finishing in 23:00 ... earned the Pre-National individual title with a time of 23:16 to lead Stanford to the team title ... finished fourth at the Stanford Invitational, running the 8,000-meter course in 23:22 to lead Stanford to the team title.

2009 Season (Sophomore): The Pac-10 Athlete of the Year after winning both the Pac-10 and West Region individual titles ... placed third at the NCAA Cross Country Championships for his second-consecutive All-America season in cross country, covering the 10,000-meter course in 29:14.8 ... the NCAA Pre-National individual champion, defeating eventual NCAA Champion Samuel Chelanga of Liberty ... ran a season best 8,000-meter time of 22:25.41 at the Pac-10 Championships to lead Stanford to the team title ... led a Cardinal sweep at the Stanford Invitational with the individual title.

2008 Season (Freshman): Earned the first All-America honor of his career at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships for his seventh-place finish, covering the 10,000-meter course in a time of 29:29.4 ... top Stanford finisher at the 2008 NCAA meet to lead the Cardinal to a third-place finish ... placed fifth at the 2008 NCAA West Regional with a 10,000-meter time of 28:44.31 ... third-place finisher at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships with a 8,000-meter time of 23:38.17 ... earned first team All-Pac-10 honors ... placed fourth at the NCAA Pre-National meet to help Stanford to the team title in the White Race ... made his collegiate debut at the Stanford Invitational, where he placed fourth with an 8,000-meter time of 24:18. International Competition: Placed 15th at the 2009 Junior World Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan, covering the 8,000-meter course in 24:20 ... placed second at the 2009 USA Junior Cross Country Championships with an 8,000-meter time of 23:39.

High School: The 2007-08 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year ... led his team (Neuqua Valley) to a national team championship with his first-place finish at the 2007 Nike Team Nationals ... finished second at the FootLocker Cross Country Championships ... ran 13:55.96 for 5,000 meters, the fastest time ever in an all-high school race ... ran 8:54.64 in the 3,200 meters - one of the fastest times ever by a high school junior ... as a senior improved his 3,200-meter time to 8:48.90.

Cardinal Catalogue: An economics major with an interest in law ... parents are Richard and Janet Derrick ... 2009 and 2010 USTFCCCA Academic All-American for track and field ... first team Pac-10 All-Academic for cross country in 2009 and for track and field in 2010.


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