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 Chris Gillis
Chris Gillis
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pennsauken, N.J.

High School:
Pennsauken

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints, Long Jump

Birthdate:
11/16/1983

2005 All-American Outdoors (Long Jump)
2005 All-Midwest Region (Long Jump)
2005 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
2004 All-Midwest Region (Long Jump)
2004 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Long Jump)
2004 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
2002 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Long Jump)
2002 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
2002 All-Big 12 Indoors (60-Meter Hurdles)

2005: Earned All-America honors in the long jump, finishing eighth with a mark of 7.45 meters (24-5 ½) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/9)...Earned all-region honors with a fourth-place finish with a jump of 7.51 meters (24-7 ¼) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/27)...Finished 15th with a mark of 6.95 (22-9 ¾) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships...Won the long jump title at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) with a season-best mark of 7.58 meters (24-10 ½)...Finished 12th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/11) with a jump of 7.35 meters (24-1)...Earned All-Big 12 honors, finishing sixth with a mark of 7.34 meters (24-1) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25)...Won the long jump title at the Tyson Invitational (2/12) with the third-longest jump in school history at 7.76 (25-5 ½) and at the Red Raider Classic (1/22) with a mark of 7.12 (23-4 ½)...Had second-place showings at the Houston Opener (1/15) and the Cornhusker Invitational (2/4).

2004: Finished 15th in the long at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10) with a mark of 24-9...Earned all-region honors, finishing second with a season-best jump of 25-7 ½ at the NCAA Midwest Regional Champion-ships (5/28)...Earned All-Big 12 honors by finishing eighth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/1) with a jump of 24-5...Won the long jump title at the UTA Invitational (3/27) with a jump of 24-2 ¼...Earned All-Big 12 honors by finishing seventh with an indoor season-best mark of 23-8 ¾ at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/27).

2003: Redshirted.

2002: Finished third in the long jump and seventh in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23) to earn All-Big 12 honors...Clocked an indoor best of 8.17 in the hurdles... Recorded four top-10 finishes in the long jump during the indoor season with a top leap of 24-3 ½...Also competed in the 200 at one indoor meet...Continued with a successful outdoor campaign, taking sixth in the long jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/19) to earn All-Big 12 honors... Recorded five top-five finishes in the event outdoors, including taking the long jump title at the UTSA Relays (3/16) with a season-best and meet record leap of 25-1 ¼.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken, N.J...An All-American in the long jump in 2001 after placing third at the indoor nationals...Went undefeated in the long jump in New Jersey competitions during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, claiming state titles in both of those years...Named the New Jersey Jumper of the Year in his final two years as a prep...Owns school records in the indoor long jump (23-5), 55-meter high hurdles (7.47), and the outdoor long jump (23-11), 110-meter high hurdles (13.9), 4x100 (42.3), and 4x200 (1:28.0)...Also was the state runner-up in the 55-meter high hurdles in 2001.

Personal: Full name is Christopher Michael Gillis...Born Nov. 16, 1983, in Camden, N.J...Son of Christopher and Brenda Gillis...Majoring in business management.

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