LU sqauds have final tune-up before Southland Conference Championships
Tom Wade, Chris Smith, Samantha Walkow all place first
Lamar junior turns in a personal best in victory
LU squads at Southeastern Louisiana on Friday and Rice on Saturday
Cardinals compete at Leon Johnson Invitational on Friday
2013 Indoor Season:Did not compete.
2012 Cross Country Season:Ran in five races ... Posted second place finish at the 8,000-meter LSU Cross Country Festival with a time of 26:05.3 ... Finished 16th at the Rice Invitational with a time of 17:13 for the 6,000 meter course ... Ended 15th at 8,000-meter Southland Championships at 24:52.1 ... Came in 33rd at 10,000-meter South Central Regional with a time of 31:58.9.
2012 Outdoor Season:Competed in four events across four meets, running primarily in the 1,500 meter run ... Placed second in the event at the Leon Johnson Invitational with atime of 3:58.36 and 10th at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight at 3:55.33 ... Also had a third place finish at the SHSU Twilight, completing the 800 in 1:55.21 ... Advanced the final of the 1,500 at the Southland Championships, ending 11th at 4:02.24.
2012 Indoor Season:Ran in three races at two meets ... Finished 10th in the mile at the Leonard Hilton Invitational with a time of 4:28.45 ... Also a member of the distance medley relay team at the meet, ending fifth with a time of 10:52.12 ... Put up time of 4:25.24 in the mile at the Birmingham Invitational and Multi's to finish ninth.
2011 Cross Country Season:Raced in four events ... Finished 17th in the 8,000-meter Grass Routes Grand Prix at 26:20.2 ... Posted time of 17:39 to end 22nd at 5,000 meter Rice Invitational ... Completed the three-mile Johnny Morriss Invitational in 16:43.42 to finish 19th.
2011 Outdoor Season:Completed one race, finishing sixth in the 5,000 meter run at the Trinity Tiger Relays with a time of 16:47.32.
2011 Indoor Season:Ran in four events across three meets ... Ended ninth in the mile run at the Southland Championships with a time of 4:28.02 ... Finished 10th in the race at the Howie Ryan All-Comers Meet with at time of 4:22.68 ... Also ran the mile at the Houston Indoor Invitational and Multi's, posting a time of 4:30.80 to finish 19th.
2010 Cross Country Season:Competed at four events ... Finished 17th at 8,000-meter George Mason Invitational with a time of 25:42 ... Posted time of 24:35.0 at the 8,000-meter Bronco Invitational to place 24th ... Finished 23rd at 8,000-meter Southland Championships with a time of 26:22.0 ... Completed 10,000 meter course at South Central Regional with a time of 31:40.7 to place 47th.
St. Fintans High School:Ran for coach Dick Hooper ... Took home All-Ireland first place honors numerous times in both the 800 and 1,500 meter runs as well as cross country ... Earned Athlete of the Year honors in 2009 ... Member of the national team ... Also competed for Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club.
Personal:Born Chris Jones on January 1, 1991 in Dublin, Ireland ... Son of David and Sandra Jones.