Chris Walizer

  • Chris
  • Walizer

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Hershey, Pa.

2012 Outdoor: Earned All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the 1500 meters at the ACC Championship (3:44.80) … Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary in the 1500 meters and finished 14th in the quarterfinals (3:47.49), after running 3:46.62 in the first round … Ran a personal best 1500 meter time of 3:42.61 at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational … Fourth in the mile at the Roanoke Twilight (4:05.24) … Finished third in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays (3:43.68), while also leading off the winning 4x800 meter relay (7:31.55) … Ran the 1200m leg on the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (9:52.46), while also finishing fourth in the 800 meters in a season best 1:51.89.

2012 Indoor: Finished runner-up in the mile at the ACC Championship, running a 4:09.24 in the final, for his first career All-ACC honor … Notched a season best mile of 4:06.85 in the prelims of the ACC Championship … Ran a personal best 1:50.26 in the 800 meters at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational … Was second on the team in the 1000 meters with a PR of 2:24.68 ... Named Academic All-ACC for the second time for indoor track & field.

2011 Cross Country: Competed in three meets on the season … Posted a season-best 8k time of 25:27.22 at the Clemson Invitational and finished 48th … Was 39th at the Appalachian State Blue Ridge Open (25:59.5) … Placed fourth at the Hokie Open 6k (19:12.95).

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2011 Indoor: Earned five team points at the ACC Championships, placing fourth in the mile run (4:08.67) … Set a PR in the mile run (4:05.04) and a seaon best in the 800 meters (1:51.11) at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Ran the lead leg on the team-leading distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational (9:40.95) ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team and to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2010 Cross Country: Earned the highest finish of any Tech athlete this season at the ACC Championships (44th, 25:07.0) and NCAA Regionals (59th, 32:12.12) … Earned personal-bests at both meets ... Named to the ACC All-Academic Team and team MVP.

2010 Outdoor: Earned a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meters at the ACC Championships (3:52.11) … Set a season best in the 1,500 meters at the Aggie Classic, placing eighth at 3:45.30 … Ran lead leg on the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (9:52.23).

2010 Indoor: Posted season-best times in the 800 (1:53.90) and 1,000-meters (2:27.57) at the VT Challenge.

2009 Cross Country: Ran at the NCAA Southeast Regional for the Hokies … Finished 53rd out of 109 athletes at the ACC Championships … Registered season-best, 10,000-meter cross country time of 32:49.13 at the Chile Pepper Invite … Combined with teammate Jason Cusack to win the Virginia Tech Relays … Ran 7,000-meter split of 22:45.2 in the race … Finished 13th at the VT Alumni Invite.

2009 Outdoor: Ran career-best 1:51.82 in the 800-meters at the Tar Heel Classic ... Clocked season-best time of 3:53.16 in the 1,500-meters at the Georgia Tech Invite … Earned runner-up finish at the Liberty Twilight’s 1,500-meters with time of 3:56.03 … Placed second, running 4:01.27, in the 1,500-meter run at the Duke Invitational ... Finished 16th at the ACC Championships’ 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.90.

High School: Member of school record 4x800-meter relay squad that crossed the line in 7:56 … Competed on three-time Mid-Penn Keystone Division Team Champions squads … Three-time state qualifier … Also played football … Lettered seven times ... Received President’s Education Award … Earned PA Certificate of Distinctions for PSSA in both reading and mathematics … Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on January 11, 1989, in Hershey, Pa. … Son of Curtis and Rebecca Walizer … Has three sisters, Stephanie, Brooke and Alyssa … Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Walizer's Collegiate XC Bests
8k: 25:07.0, ACC Championships, 2010
10k: 32:12.2, NCAA Regional, 2010

Walizer's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
800m: 1:50.26 800m: 1:51.82
1000m: 2:24.68 1500m: 3:42.61
Mile: 4:05.04 Mile: 4:05.24
3000m: 8:34.86