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CHRIS HUFFINS
Event: Decathlon
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
PRs: Decathlon 8694 (1998) Event PRs: 10.22, 8.07m, 16.44m, 2.18m, 48.05, 13.83, 53.22m, 4.90m, 63.64, 4:38.71.
Born: April 15, 1970, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Atlanta 
High School: Cathedral HS, Indianapolis
Colleges: Purdue '90; California '93
Coach: Noel Ruebel
Agent: Charles Wells
Club: Mizuno

Career Highlights: 2000 Olympic bronze medalist; 1998, 1999 U.S. Champion; 1999 World Championships bronze medalist; 1999 Pan Am Games gold medalist; holds decathlon WR in 100m (10.22)

Huffins was first intrigued by the decathlon in 1991 when he sat in the stands with a broken toe, watching the Cal decathletes work out. He bragged to his coach, Ed Miller, 'I can do that.' He has made good on that bragadoccio and he has now competed in two Olympics, winning the bronze medal in 2000. And the timing couldn't be better. He's coming off his best year, winning the 1999 U.S. Outdoor and Pan Am titles and taking the bronze at the World Championships...originally a basketball player, limited to one sport in high school by his mother. As a junior, he convinced her to let him add track, and he became a top sprinter/long jumper...made it to the NCAA meet as a jumper for Purdue and earned degree from Cal in political economies of industrial societies... a noted workaholic in training, Huffins has obsessive tendencies with regard to the decathlon... owns hundreds of track videos...married in August 1997 to Monique Parker...now an assistant coach at Georgia Tech...trained with European champ Erki Nool in fall, 1997...treasurer of USATF's Athlete's Advisory Committee.

2001: Dropped out of World Indoor heptathlon due to pain in right knee, and a sore neck.
2000: Bronze medalist at Olympics (8595)...ran a nearly 13-second PR of 4:38.71 in the 1,500 to hold on to third in Sydney ... battling an upset stomach, placed 2nd in Olympic Trials (8285)...ranked #4 World, #1 U.S...best of 8595.
1999: Won USA Outdoors (8350)... won gold at Pan Am Games... bronze at World Champs (8547)... best of 8547.
1998: Won USA Outdoors (8694 PR)...won DecaJam (8315)...did not finish Gotzis...2nd at Goodwill Games (8576)...did not finish Talence...ranked #5 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 8694.
1997: 2nd in USA Outdoors (8458)...did not finish World Champs...won Talence (8425)...ranked #7 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 8458.
1996: 3rd in Olympic Trials (8546); included decathlon WR 10.22 in 100...10th in Olympic Games (8300)...ranked #10 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 8546.
1995: 2nd at USA Outdoors (8351 PR)...8th at World Champs (8193)...ranked #8 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 8351.
1994: Did not compete.
1993: Won NCAA (8007 PR)...9th in USA Outdoors (7726)...won Pac-10 (7671)... PR of 26-3.5 in LJ...ranked #9 U.S. by T&FN... best of 8007.
1992: 15th in Olympic Trials (7662w)... best of 7854.
1991: Won TJ at Pac-10; 3rd in LJ...12th in LJ at NCAAs; 13th in TJ qualifying...tied for 19th in LJ qualifying at USA Outdoors... best of 26-1.5 (LJ).
1990: 8th in 100 heat at NCAAs...7th in 100 semi at USA Outdoors... best of 25-2.5 (LJ).
1989: 16th in NCAA Indoor LJ...12th in LJ at NCAAs...23rd in LJ qualifying at USA Champs...2nd in LJ, 8th in TJ; 5th in 100 heat at USA Juniors... best of 25-10 (LJ).
1988: Best of 23-6.5 (LJ).

5/23/01