Bears set one school record, notch five top-five NCAA marks Saturday in Waco.
Bears have five athletes in action on opening day of meet in Austin.
Senior Bear wins second event title in first two weeks of outdoor season.
Men's squad produces three title-winning performances Saturday in Fort Worth.
Rhodes wins pole vault title, four score in 5,000 meters to propel Bears.
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016: Produced career-first All-Big 12 honor by placing eighth in decathlon at Big 12 Outdoor Championship...Scored 6,483 points, using competition-best pole vault (16-0.75 [4.90m]) and javelin (173-2 [52.79m])...Set personal-bests in 100 meters (11.35), long jump (21-9 [6.63m]), shot put (38-3.25 [11.66m]), high jump (6-2.75 [1.90m]), 400 meters (54.66), 1,500 meters (5:29.14) and discus (95-5 [29.08m]) at conference outdoor meet...Took part in four other outdoor meet, including one other decathlon competition...Finished third in first multi-competition of outdoor season at Ricardo Romo Invitational with 5,893 points...Set PR in javelin (174-6 [53.18m]) at Baylor Invitational to be third...Indoors, took part in four meets...Had PR of 4,428 points to be 13th in heptathlon at Big 12 Championship...Used personal-bests in 60-meter hurdles (9.21), long jump (19-11.5 [6.08m]), shot put (34-4 [10.46m]) and high jump (6-1.25 [1.86m])... Finished 13th at only other multi-competition of indoor season at Charlie Thomas Invitational with 3,673 points...Set PRs in 60 meters (7.41) and 1,000 meters (3:08.44)...Had season-best pole vault of 15-5 [4.70m] to be eighth at Rod McCravy Memorial...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015: Opened five meet indoor season by tallying personal-best leap of 15-11 [4.85m] to be seventh at Texas A&M Team Invitational...Went on to place 11th at Big 12 Indoor Championships with vault of 15-8.25 [4.78m]...Took part in five outdoor meets...Cleared personal-best of 16-2 [4.93m] at Longhorn Invitational to be 13th...Finished 10th at Big 12 Outdoor Championships with vault of 16-0.75 [4.90m]...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Took part in five indoor meets...Opened season with best finish and best marking at Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational...Placed fourth with vault of 15-0 [4.57m]...Competed at Big 12 Indoor Championships, but failed to clear opening bar...Had six meet outdoor season...Highlighted freshman campaign with personal-best leap of 16-0.75 [4.90m] at Michael Johnson Classic to be fourth...Registered 15th-place showing at Big 12 Outdoor Championships by clearing 16-0.5 [4.89m]...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Won 2013 Texas 1A state title in pole vault...Owns Bosqueville High School pole vault record with leap of 14-6.0...Played football and baseball and ran track for the Bulldogs...Was state qualifier in pole vault for coach Rusty Hunter in 2012...Played on 2013 BHS football squad that was 11-2 and were regional semifinalists...Member of National Honor Society...Graduated third in his class with 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Chase Dillon Hood...Born February 17, 1995 in Waco, Texas...Parents are Clint Hood and Debbie Wright-Hood...Has one older brother, Chris Wright...Majoring in exercise physiology.