Greg Chiles

  • Greg
  • Chiles

  • Event
    Sprints/Hurdles
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    Western Branch
  • Hometown
    Chesapeake, Va.

Updated: July 5, 2017

2017 outdoor: Turned in an 18th-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles ... Placed 22nd in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships ... Reset his own program record in the 400 hurdles for the third time this season (50.39) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, advancing to the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career ... Received second-team All-ACC recognition following his fourth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the ACC Championships ... Earned season bests in the 4x100 (40.56) and 4x400 (3:06.40) relay events at the league championship, placing third in both, to collect second-team all-conference honors ... Broke the school record as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team for the second time this season at the conference championships, finishing in 3 minutes, 6.40 seconds ... Was a part of the winning 4x400 relay team at the Penn Relays, finishing with a time of 3:08.75 in the Men's College Final ... Also advanced to the Men's College Final in the 4x100 relay at that same meet ... Competed in the 400-meter hurdles at three different meets during the regular season, winning the event in his outdoor debut at the Weems Baskin Invitational ... Also ran the 200 for the first time outdoors at the Tennessee Relays, finishing fourth with a time of 21.26 seconds.

2017 indoor: Collected first-team All-America honors as a member of the distance medley relay team at the NCAA Championships, earning a silver medal in the event with a time of 9:33.35 … Reset the program record in the 400-meter dash three times this season, earning a season-best mark of 46.98 seconds in the prelims of the ACC Championships … Also received a bronze medal in the 200 at the ACC Championships, recording a time of 21.25 seconds in the finals to earn first-team all-league recognition … Was a member of the 4x400 relay team at the ACC Championships, placing seventh overall with a time of 3:12.09 … Also was a member of the winning 4x400 relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing the race in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 11.11 seconds for the win ... Additionally, collected a second-place finish as a member of the DMR team at the Music City Challenge, finishing in a time of 9:31.15 - the fifth-fastest time in the event in program history ... Ran the 400 meters at the Music City Challenge, the Bob Pollock Invitational and the Hokie Invitational, recording three top-five finishes in the event … Also ran the 500 at the Virginia Tech Invitational and was second with a time of 1:03.91 – the sixth-best time in the event in school history.

Prior to Virginia Tech: Competed in indoor and outdoor track and field at the University of South Carolina for two seasons, primarily in the 200- and 400-meter events … Ran the 400 at the 2015 SEC Indoor Championship, recording his best time of the season for the event while finishing 29th (49.58) … Qualified for the 2015 USATF Junior Nationals in the 400-meter hurdles, running a personal-best time of 52.84 to finish fifth in the finals … Ran a personal best in a string of three consecutive 400-meter hurdles to end the 2016 season, running 52.13 at the SEC Championships, 51.63 at the East Regional Prelim and 51. 40 in the regional final.

High school: Was a four-year letterwinner at Western Branch under Claude Toukene … Won the state title in the 300-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter event … Was named the 2014 New Balance Indoor National Champion in the 4x55h shuttle relay as well as the 2015 New Balance Outdoor National Champion in the 4x110h shuttle relay … Was a Sprint Medley, Swedish Relay and 4x100 meter All-American selection.

Personal: Born April 2, 1996 ... Son of Gregory and Martina Chiles … Has five younger siblings; Crystal, Niyasia, GaMya, CoMari and Chavon … Majoring in consumer studies.

Chiles' Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

55m - 6.78, USC Open (2015)

200m - 21.20, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

300m - 35.54, VT Invitational (2015)

400m - 46.98, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

500m - 1:03.91, VT Invitational (2017)

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200m - 21.26, Tennessee Relays (2017)

400m hurdles - 50.39, NCAA East Regionals (2017)