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Matt Chance

Matt  Chance


Colleyville, Texas

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Distance Runners Open Drake Relays

Bears have four runners in action on first day of meet.

2004: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons with a relapse of mononucleosis...Competed in two indoor events before sitting out the rest of the year...Finished second with a season-best time of 8:41.80 in the 3,000 meters at the Oklahoma Indoor Classic (1/17)...Ran an 8:42.97 to finish sixth at the Red Raider Classic (1/24).

2003: During the indoor season, claimed first in the 1,500 at the Red Raider Classic (1/25) with a time of 15:03.48...Ran a season-best 14:44.20 to finish fourth at the Tyson Invitational (2/14)...Placed 20th in the 3,000 at the Big 12 Championships (3/1) with a time of 8:30.67...Placed seventh in the mile with a time of 4:25.04 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/18)...Won the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational (3/22) with a time of 8:26.39....Finished third in the 1,500 at the Michael Johnson Classic (4/19) with a time of 3:56.41...Finished fifth with a time of 14:21.57 at the Drake Relays (4/24).

2002: Ran the third leg for the 4x1,500-meter relay team that set a school record of 15:35.74 en route to placing third at the Texas Relays (4/6)...Also ran third on the 4x1,600 relay squad that took third at the Drake Relays (4/27)...Raced in the 1,500 meters in eight meets...Finished seventh in the event at the Drake Relays (4/27) and 10th at the Big 12 Championships (5/19)...Also took second at the Michael Johnson Classic (4/20)...Ran the 3,000 meters at the UTSA Relays (3/16).

2001: Ran the mile and the 3,000 meters during the indoor season...Turned in his best performance in the 3,000 at the Big 12 Championships (2/24) clocking 8:31.98...Finished second in the event at the Southwest Indoor Classic (1/27) with a time of 8:36.01...Ran as a part of the school record-setting 4x1,500 meter relay team (15:40.08)...His time of 4:14.33 in the mile at the Gator Invitational (2/3) was an indoor season best and good enough for an eighth-place finish...Finished fourth in the mile at the Sooner Indoor Classic (4:22.79)...Never placed lower then sixth in the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season... Had a season-best third-place finish at the Tellez Invitational (3/31) clocking 3:51.76... Finished 23rd in the 5,000 at the Big 12 Championships (5/19) crossing the finish line in 15:27.46.

Cross Country: In 2003, earned All-Big 12 honors and led Baylor to a fifth-place showing by finishing ninth, the highest-ever finish by a Baylor runner, with a time of 25:00.5...Was Baylor's second-highest finisher (25:05) and fourth overall to help the team to a second-place finish at the North Texas Opener (9/13)...Was the Bears' highest finisher and 63rd finisher (24:35) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (10/18)...Finished 24th at the Big 12 meet in 2002...Took 22nd at the 2003 South Central Regional...In 2001, was the Bears' top finisher at the Big 12 meet, the Auburn Invitational and the UTA Season Opener...Placed 10th at the conference meet and 15th at the NCAA Regional...Had season-best times of 24:35 in the 8,000 meters and 31:02 in the 10,000 meters...Time of 32:23.27 in the 10,000 meters was good enough for 11th place at the NCAA South Central Regional.

High School: Earned letters in cross country and track and field for head coach Jerry Carter at Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas...Named all-state as a senior after winning the 4A state title in the 3,200 meters...Three-time district and regional champion in cross country...Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born May 11, 1982, in Dallas...Married to women's distance runner, Jessa Chance (formerly Vacek)...Son of Richard and Stephanie Chance...Majoring in business.

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