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Chris Solinsky

Chris Solinsky

Event: Middle Distance
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
PR: 1,500 - 3:37.27 (2007); 3,000m - 7:36.90 (2007); 5,000m - 12:55.53 (2010); 10,000m - 26:59.60 (2010)
Born: 12/05/1984
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.
Hometown:
High School: Stevens Point (Wis.) Area Senior High (SPASH), 2003
College: University of Wisconsin, 2007
Coach: Jerry Schumacher
Agent: Tom Ratcliffe
Sponsor: Nike
Club: Oregon TC Elite
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USA Championships
USA Outdoor Championships 5,000m runner-up – 2009 (13:20.82); 2011 (12:25.65)
2008 USA Indoor Championships 3,000m runner-up (8:03.80)
 
Collegiate Championships
2007 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:35.12)
2006 NCAA Outdoor 1,500m champion (14:11.71)
 
About Chris
Faced with the chace to qualify for his first Olympic Games, Solinsky was forced to miss the track and field season in 2012 due to healing from a torn hamstring and hip problems. The former American record holder in the 10,000m, Solinsky's second-place finish at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships secured a spot on his second World Outdoor Championships team. At the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on May 2, 2010, Solinsky competed in the 10,000m for the first time in his career. Solinsky won the race in a stunning 26:59.60, which set the American record at that time. With his performance, which was the second-fastest in the world in 2010, Solinsky became the first American to break the 27-minute barrier. With his fifth-place finish in the 5,000m at the 2010 Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Solinsky posted a personal best at 5,000m of 12:55.53, which was the second-fastest time by an American that season. Solinsky qualified for his inaugural trip to a World Outdoor Championships with his runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships. A five-time NCAA champion, Solinsky enjoyed a banner season in 2007 when he set personal bests in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m and won the 5,000m gold medal at the Pan American Games. He won NCAA Division I cross country state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior. Solinsky was also the 2002 Foot Locker Cross Country champion. He won the state title in the 1,600 meters as both a junior and senior. Other SPASH graduates include Olympians Suzy Hamilton and Curt Clausen.
Results
2012:
Missed track season due to injury; 36th at USA 10 Mile Road Championships (51:05)
2011: Runner-up at USA Outdoors in 5,000m (13:25.65); 1st at Seattle Husky Classic indoor mile (3:54.52); 3rd at Melbourne Track Classic 5,000m (13:10.22)
2010: 1st at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in 10,000m (26:59.60); 6th at Oslo in 5,000m (12:56.66); 5th at Stockholm (12:55.53) 1st at Washington Invite in 1,500m (3:55.75).
2009: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (13:20.82); 12th at World Champs (13:25.87); 3rd at Mt. SAC (13:18.41).
2008: 5th at Olympic Trials in 5,000m (13:32.17); 4th in two mile at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:15.77); Runner-up at USA Indoors 3,000m (8:03.80).
2007: NCAA 5,000m champ (13:35.12); 7th at USA Outdoor Champs (13:39.83); 1st at Oordegem (3:37.27PR); 3rd at Sheffield (7:36.90PR); 4th at Heusden (13:12.24PR).
2006: NCAA Outdoor 1,500m champ (14:11.71); 12th at USA Outdoor Champs (13:47.24).
2005: 10th at USA Outdoors (13:37.35); 8th at NCAA Outdoors (13:51.36).
2004: DNF at NCAA Outdoors.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Missed the track season due to injury
2011: Indoor bests – mile, 3:54.52; Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:35.89 (No. 7 in the USA); 5,000m, 13:10.22 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 30 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – mile, 3:55.75; 3,000m 8:13.85; Outdoor bests – 3,000m, 7:34.32 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 5,000m, 12:55.53 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); 10,000m, 26:59.60 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:43.46; 3,000m, 7:37.05 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 20 in the world); 5,000m, 13:18.41 (No. 5 in the USA)
2008: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 7:53.93; Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:40.67; mile, 4:04.26; 3,000m, 7:41.90 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 31 in the world); 2 miles, 8:15.77; 5,000m, 13:18.51 (No. 2 in the USA); mile road, 3:54.1
2007: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 7:51.69 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 39 in the world); 5,000m, 13:38.61 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:37.27 (No. 10 in the USA); mile, 4:00.10; 3,000m, 7:36.90 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); 5,000m, 13:12.24 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 36 in the world)
2006: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 7:54.73 (No. 7 in the USA); 5,000m, 13:51.34 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:43.78; mile, 3:57.80 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 5,000m, 13:27.94 (No. 8 in the USA)
2005: Indoor bests – mile, 4:05.19; 3,000m, 7:53.59 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 28 in the world); 5,000m, 13:45.34 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:43.78; 5,000m, 13:37.55 (No. 18 in the USA)
2004: Indoor bests – mile, 4:01.44; 3,000m, 7:57.58; Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:42.13; 5,000m, 13:42.44
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