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Chris Pankow
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Senior
Hometown: Williamston, Mich.
High School: Williamston HS
Major: Biomedical Science (3.12 GPA)
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Chris Pankow
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 05/16/2011

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Took third in the 3000m steeplechase (9:33.52) at the Spartan Invitational (4/2) ... tied for first in the 1500m (4:02.05) at the Bulldog Invite (4/9) ... placed fifth in the 5000m with a time of 15:04.54 at EMU's Twilight meet (4/22-4/23) ... raced in the 3000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays (4/28) ... third in the 3000m steeplechase with a career-best time of 9:19.46, fourth in the 5K (15:17.77) and eighth in the 10K (32:54.20) at the MAC Championships (5/12-5/14).

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Took fourth at the Chip Invite (1/14) after a 8:49.60 performance in the 3000 meter run ... won his heat in the 3000m with a time of 8:46.56 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1/22) ... won the mile run at the Jack Skoog Open (2/18) with a time of 4:23.15 ... finished fifth in the 5K (14:59.17) and sixth in the 3K (career-best 8:35.52) at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/25-2/26).

2010 (Cross Country): Finished 11th at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (15:49.9 - 5K) ... Placed 29th at the MAC Championships with a time of 25:37.4 in the 8K race. ... Finished 82nd out of 212 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational (25:44.5 - 8K) ... Placed 63rd out of 288 runners at the Spartan Invitational (26:16 - 8K) ...  Placed 110th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship with a time of 32:46.87 in the 10K race ... Finished 124th out of 241 runners at the NCAA Pre-National Meet (25:17.7 - 8K).

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Posted 9:33.49 in the steeplechase at the Gina Relays … took fourth in the 5000m (14:58.56) at the Raleigh Relays.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field):
Ran a leg in the distance medley relay (10:36.60) that took fifth at the MAC Indoor Championships … ran a season-best 15:17.36 in the 5000m at the GVSU Big Meet … finished third in the mile run (4:18.07) at the Jack Skoog Open.

2009 (Cross Country): Finished 22nd at the MAC Championships (26:49.5) … placed 77th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:59.42).

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Ran a season-best 4:00.03 in the 1500m at the EMU Twilight … finished third in the 1500m at the dual meet against Eastern Michigan (4:11.02).

2009 (Indoor Track and Field): Did not compete.

2008 (Cross Country):
Competed in six meets … finished 19th at the MAC Championships (25:12.1).

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Scored in the 1500m at the MAC Outdoor Championships with an eighth-place finish (4:08.40) … took second place in the 2000m steeplechase at the CMU Open (6:32.66).

2008 (Indoor Track and Field):
Redshirted.

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in two meets … finished 25th at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (16:18).

2007 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Redshirted.

2007 (Indoor Track and Field):
Took sixth in the 1500m at a double dual meet at Eastern Michigan (4:28.81).

High School—
Holds school and state record in the 4x800m relay… state champion for distance medley relay (2006) … earned four letters in cross country … Division 3 team state champions … member of the drama club.

Career Bests—
1600m (4:20); mile run (4:23.15); 1500m (4:00); 800m (1:54); Cross Country 8K (25:17.7); Cross Country 10K (32:46.87); Cross Country 5K (15:47); 10,000m (32:54.20); 5000m (14:46.61); 3000m run (8:35.52); 3000m steeplechase (9:19.546).